UNBC made its debut on the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2017. The only Canadian University of its size to be included in the rankings, UNBC is featured in the group ranked 801st to 1,000th. That puts UNBC in the top five per cent of post-secondary institutions in the world.
In addition, UNBC is included in Times Higher Education’s 2018 Young University Rankings.
UNBC is one of the best universities of its size in Canada, according to rankings published in Maclean's magazine. UNBC placed first in the rankings in 2016 and 2017 and consistently scores well in categories relating to student awards, student-to-faculty ratio and mental health services for students. In 2020, UNBC finished in fifth out of 19 post-secondary institutions in the Primarily Undergraduate category.
Canada's Green University
Adopting the trademark Canada’s Green University in 2007 has helped guide UNBC in addressing questions around sustainability on our campuses, in the communities we serve and around the world. Through teaching and research and in our campus operations and culture we are living examples of what it means to be Green.
Top 50 Canadian Research University
UNBC is one of four British Columbia universities included in the Top 50 Research Universities rankings produced annually by Research Infosource.
One of B.C.’s Top Employers
UNBC is recognized as one of British Columbia’s top employers for its many benefits and professional development programs including: offering tuition waivers for most employees, spouses and eligible dependents; topping up salaries for new parents taking a leave; and offering discounted rates for employees at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre at the Prince George campus.
One of Canada’s Greenest Employers
UNBC is the only employer in Northern British Columbia included in the Canada’s Greenest Employers list by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The University is recognized for fostering employee- and student-led opportunities to launch new sustainability projects on campus through the Green Fund; adding electric car charging stations at the Prince George campus; offering discounted parking rates for employees who car pool and hosting a campus-wide composting program.
Education Quality Assurance British Columbia
UNBC is a designated Education Quality Assurance institution by the Government of British Columbia.