Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive, Burnaby

  • #319 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 24,594Total Students
  • 1,371Faculty
  • 7,732Int'l Students

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) was founded in 1965 with a distinct west coast spirit. It has been rated Canada's top comprehensive university by Maclean's magazine during each of the past five years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). With three campuses, 30,000 undergraduate students, 5,700 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, over 160,000 alumni and close to a 1,000 tenure-track faculty, SFU has developed a strategic vision as an “engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.” The university has a substantial international student population and worldwide research and program linkages. Its new tagline is: “Canada’s engaged university.”

About

Simon Fraser University (SFU) was founded in 1965 with a distinct west coast spirit. It has been rated Canada's top comprehensive university by Maclean's magazine during each of the past five years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). With three campuses, 30,000 undergraduate students, 5,700 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, over 160,000 alumni and close to a 1,000 tenure-track faculty, SFU has developed a strategic vision as an “engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.” The university has a substantial international student population and worldwide research and program linkages. Its new tagline is: “Canada’s engaged university.”

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #282
  • 2014
    #=244
  • 2015
    #=222
  • 2016
    #225
  • 2017
    #226
  • 2018
    #=245
  • 2019
    #=264
  • 2020
    #=314
  • 2021
    #=323
  • 2022
    #=298
  • 2023
    #=328
  • 2024
    #318
  • 2025
    #319

Student & Staff

Total students
24,594

14%
86%

International students
7,732

22%
78%

Total faculty staff
1,371

573
798

Total students
24,594

14%
86%

International students
7,732

22%
78%

Total faculty staff
1,371

798
573
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Burnaby Campus,

8888 University Drive , Burnaby , British Columbia , Canada , V5A 1S6

Surrey Campus,

250-13450 102nd Avenue , Surrey , British Columbia , Canada , V3T 0A3

Vancouver Campus,

515 West Hastings Street , Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada , V6B 5K3

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