Why Choose Kwantlen
Consider Your Options
You're ready to step forward, to put your enthusiasm to work and create a future for yourself. The question is, how best to get there? We understand that options create opportunities and at Kwantlen Polytechnic University you can achieve real-world success through experiences inside and outside the classroom that lead to successful careers.
Look around. We think you'll appreciate our student-centred approach to education. We focus the full measure of our resources on our students. We truly care about our students and their success—both educational and career success! Our tireless pursuit of student-centred satisfaction creates results. That's why we go to extraordinary lengths to provide you with a flexible, personalized and relevant education. Kwantlen's focus is on you—the student.
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One of the most significant factors in your education is the quality of your instructors. Our award-winning faculty members focus their efforts where it matters most: on you, the student. As a result, their instruction is relevant, current and inspiring. They apply their research in the real world and share their experiences with you in the classroom. Their dedication to teaching excellence makes their classes stimulating and sought after. They turn ordinary ideas into extraordinary experiences.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University faculty are not only experts in their fields, but also passionate professionals who love to teach—and it shows. Inspiring and challenging learning environments provide opportunities to learn through involvement and experimentation. Our smaller classes and flexible career-focused programs are in demand. We give you the freedom to decide the timing and pace of your education. We are here to help you succeed.
Kwantlen creates options for students. We go to extraordinary lengths to provide you with the most flexible and relevant education possible. We integrate our programs to give you a range of choices you will not find anywhere else. Our bachelor degrees set new standards for collaboration with faculty and industry. We offer an interactive approach to education by combining academic theory and applied skills development in a curriculum that will provide the foundation for your career.
How do we do it? We emphasize smaller classes to create a supportive learning environment. We offer services to assist students who have decided they want to succeed. We give you every chance to apply your talents and expand your knowledge. We recognize that learning is more than a state of mind; it is a physical experience. We have designed our four campuses in the rapidly growing areas of Langley, Richmond and Surrey in the Metro Vancouver region. Our high tech labs and studios create an ideal applied learning environment because we believe leading-edge facilities are vital to a leading-edge education.
If you want a successful future, Kwantlen is the university for you. As a Kwantlen graduate, you'll be a highly skilled, confident individual ready to make the most of your education. Select carefully. You create your own good fortune when you make the right choice. The possibilities are limited only by the choices you make and by your commitment to success.
Over 200,000 people have chosen Kwantlen. You should too.
More Reasons to Choose Kwantlen
Wide variety of relevant, flexible program offerings
- More than 120 diverse programs—degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations
- Many bachelor's degree programs, with more new degrees under development
- 80% of all other Kwantlen programs bridge into bachelor's degrees
An exceptional academic environment
- We focus the full measure of our resources on our undergraduate students, whether you are pursuing a degree, diploma, certificate or citation
- Smaller classes mean a more supportive, intimate learning environment
- We hire expert faculty with real-world experience who love to teach
Student support services
- We offer 25 student services to help you succeed
- Numerous scholarships and financial awards are available
- Educational Advising to help you choose the program that's best for you
Modern high-tech campuses
- Up-to-date labs, studios, classrooms and facilities
- Facilities continue to grow to meet the growing needs of our students and communities
- Surrey expansion projects expanding the campus by 42%
Preparation for the work force
- Co-op education options allow you to work in a professional capacity and gain industry contacts in your field before you graduate
- Study abroad opportunities prepare you for work in a global marketplace
- Challenging, industry-driven curriculum gives you real-world experiences
- Career Services offers coaching and job-finding resources for graduates, as well for part-time and summer-time employment
- Athletic teams and recreational activities for all students
- We have six varsity athletic teams, with more to come
- Through the Kwantlen Student Association, students enjoy discounts on tickets from Cineplex Odeon and Famous Player theatres, Whistler/Blackcomb, and PNE and Playland
- Domestic and international travel discounts with an International Youth Travel Card (available for ages 25 and under)
- Talon Fitness Centre is a dedicated exercise environment
- Surrey Campus gallery showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists
- Graduates—more than 23,500 in 17 countries—are automatically members of the Kwantlen Alumni Network and have access to:
- Kwantlen Student Association discounts (see Beyond Books, above)
- Alumni Employment services
- Professional Kwantlen Alumni Network business cards, using our template, for use in employment interviews and networking
- Alumni Smart Card for on-campus benefits at the library, gym, bookstore, Kwantlen Student Association and more
- The Alumni Network newsletter, InTouch, and website, www.kwantlen.ca/alumni, help graduates stay in touch, learn about class reunions and events, and future alumni benefits and affinity programs as they develop.
Still need more reasons? Read and watch videos to hear what all these students, faculty and alumni have to say.