Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

Burnaby, Canada

  • 1965

    Established
  • 24.0%

    International Students
  • 20

    No. of Programs
  • 314

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Simon Fraser University was founded in 1965 which was named after a fur trader and explorer, Simon Fraser. It is the first Canadian University which has got U.S. recognition. The university got a formal letter for establishment on March 1, 1963, in Burnaby. Gorden M. Shrum was the first Chancellor of the university who was appointed in the same year the university was established. The 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked it at # 251–300 in the world and #11–14 in Canada. SFU was granted accreditation on 1 September 2015 by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) which is an independent, non-profit agency.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Simon Fraser University is an open research university in British Columbia, Canada with a campus size of 430 acres. It has 3 more campuses that are in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. The Burnaby campus is the main campus and it is home to the main departments of the university. Also, this campus has two gyms, a swimming pool, and a library named WAC which is the largest of all the 3 libraries of the university. In 2009, the campus was awarded for Lieutenant Governor Awards for Architecture. Moreover, the university provides accommodation within the campus with a hotel facility for family members paying a visit. The most popular courses are Computer Science, Business, Engineering, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Dr. Robert Cameron, a professor in the School of Computing Science, has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award. The award is in support of Dr. Cameron's Research Proposal entitled "Unicode Level 2 Support in Parabix Regular Expression Matching". Researchers from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, including Dr. Fred Popowich and Dr. Anoop Sarkar, collaborated with industry partners to launch the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics with a $1.25-million investment from the Boeing Co. The new institute will help Vancouver become a major center for innovation in visual analytics. Notable alumni include Mahamudu Bawumia (Vice-President of Ghana), Carol Huynh (Gold Medalist in Olympic Games), and Ed Hill (Stand-Up Comedian). 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

As of September 2017, SFU has approximately 4,908 international undergraduate students and 1,379 international graduate students for a total of over 6,285 international students. Full-time international students represent 19% of the total undergraduate population and 28% of the graduate population. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,649. The companies visiting for recruitment and internships are Wal-Mart Global Procurement, Qualcomm, Boston Scientific, Capvis AG,  Zydus Group and many more.

Simon Fraser University Facts & Figures 

Type of University

Public Research University 

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $15,276

Masters: $1,986

Admission Intakes

Fall, Spring, Summer 

Average Percentage Requirement

3.33 on a scale of 4.0 

Average Exam Score Requirement

GMAT: 550

IELTS Overall: 6.5, Sectional Score: 6.0

TOEFL iBT: 88

PTE: 65

Admission Requirements

Resume, Academic TranscriptSOPLOR

Admissions Deadlines

Fall:  March 31 

Spring: September 30

Summer: January 30

Percentage of International Students

31%

Size of Campus (in acres)

430 

Alumni Worldwide

170,000

Female to Male Ratio

54 : 46

Simon Fraser University Rankings

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings 

NA 

301- 400

301-400

301-400

QS - World University Ranking

298 

323

314

264

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

201- 250 

251-300

251-300

251-300

US News & World Report - Global Universities

313

306

290

290 

Simon Fraser University Subject Rankings 

Business

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Accounting & Finance

NA 

NA 

NA 

251-300

QS - Global MBA

201-250

201+

201+

151-200

THE (Times Higher Education) -  Business and Economics

176- 200

151-175

126-150

126-150

Engineering

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA 

340

323

285

THE (Times Higher Education) -  Engineering and Technology

251- 300

301-400

301-400

201-250

Computer Science 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

THE (Times Higher Education) - Computer Science

126- 150 

151-175

151-175

201-250

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Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. Canada. V5A 1S6

http://www.sfu.ca/content/sfu/main/contact/burnaby.html | 778.782.6930 | gradstudies@sfu.ca

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