Simon Fraser University


Simon Fraser University is a public institute in British Columbia, Canada, with 3 campuses: Surrey, Burnaby (main campus), and Vancouver. The 420-acre main campus on Burnaby Mountain, located 12 mi from downtown Vancouver, was created in 1965. The university is a member of multiple international and national higher education associations, including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, International Association of Universities, and Universities Canada. It has also partnered with other agencies and universities to operate joint research facilities such as the TRIUMF, the National laboratory for nuclear and particle physics, which houses the world's largest Bamfield and Cyclotron Marine Station, the leading Centre for research and teaching in marine biology.

SFU's innovative graduate and undergraduate programs in social sciences, natural sciences, computing sciences, humanities, computing science, engineering, education, environmental studies and health sciences are offered by its 8 faculties. The university's primary campus at Mount Burnaby provides a breathtaking landscape where faculty, students, and staff live and work. The downtown Vancouver campus of the university includes the Contemporary Arts at Woodward's, Segal Graduate Business School, Morris J. Wosk Dialogue Center, and other academic programs at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre. Surrey Campus of the university provides a supportive and friendly learning atmosphere in the city's central area with unique programs, including technology, interactive arts, criminology, and engineering.


The university comprises more than 30,000 students and 160,000 alumni. Simon Fraser University's student newspaper is "The Peak". The university's radio station is CJSF-FM, which broadcasts to the surrounding communities of Burnaby. SFU Student Society operates 300 campus clubs, and the university funds these societies.

This university has 15 varsity sports teams with over 300 athletes. All groups of SFU compete in their respective NCAA national tournament. Besides the university athletic teams, Simon Fraser University also houses various competitive clubs, including Men's Hockey, Men's Lacrosse. Other club teams include cheerleading, rugby, field hockey and quidditch.


SFU Residence and Housing is a living-learning community comprised of towers, traditional residence halls, studio-style apartments and townhouses. Their vibrant, diverse and inclusive community welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world from both Simon Fraser University and Fraser International College. All rooms are private single rooms (i.e. no roommates) which means that you won't have to share your space with anybody.


Following are the global rankings of SFU.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Simon Fraser University ranks 328.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Simon Fraser University ranks 201-250.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Simon Fraser University at 313.


Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada

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