Founded in 1968

Capilano University

About the Institute

  • 12700

  • 2500

    International Students
  • 1867

    World Ranking
  • 61

    Country Ranking
  • O19280078102

    CRICOS Code

Capilano University

If you’re looking for an inspiring educational experience where you are supported and empowered to become a difference-maker in your profession, you belong at Capilano University. 

Capilano University was founded by the school boards and residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Howe Sound through a referendum in 1968.

Located in the heart of Metro Vancouver’s beautiful North Shore, CapU is committed to collaborating with students and communities to bring about positive change. 

As a CapU student, you will develop your self-and social awareness, build your capacities to innovate and lead and learn how to turn ideas into action through experiential learning opportunities that add depth and meaning to your education. 

Working with your classmates and faculty mentors, you will explore timely and relevant topics and co-create enriching educational experiences together.

Classes are small and interactive to ensure you receive individualized support and have opportunities to collaborate with and learn from your classmates. 

The curriculum is a mix of engaging lectures, lively discussions and applied learning opportunities where you practise solving problems and discover the lessons that can only come from doing. 

From work practicums and study abroad adventures to applied research and student-led projects for local organizations, these practical experiences help you develop the competencies to make an impact in your chosen field. 


On-campus Based on university info

Campus name Number of weeks Min residence fee Max residence fee
CapU Main Campus 52 $12,590 CAD $14,879 CAD
CapU Lonsdale 52 $12,590 CAD $14,879 CAD
Sunshine Coast Campus 52 $12,590 CAD $14,879 CAD
Ts̓zil Learning Centre 52 $12,590 CAD $14,879 CAD

Off-campus Based on univly research


Shared house

$6,792 CAD


Shared house

$10,200 CAD


Entire house

$20,400 CAD

your annual rent (Off-campus) in North Vancouver


  • Academic Support Services
  • Accessibility Services
  • Athletics and Recreation
  • Bookstore
  • Campus Security
  • Career Development Centre
  • Centre for International Experience
  • Computer labs & printers
  • Counselling Services
  • Food Services
  • Indigenous Student Services
  • IT Services
  • Learning Support Services
  • Library
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Life Hub

Capilano University average tuition

$20,000 CAD


$18,000 CAD


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