Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university in British Columbia, Canada, with three campuses, all in Greater Vancouver: Burnaby (main campus), Surrey, and Vancouver.

University Showcase of the Week: Simon Fraser University in British Columbia

January 3, 2024

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Age of University  59; established 1965
Undergraduate Enrollment (source: U.S. News)  6,640
Acceptance Rate (source: U.S. News)  6%
Tuition & Fees (source: U.S News)  $ 66,172 USD
Total locations  3

Real estate information:

Main Campus: Burnaby 170 hectacre / 420 acres
Notes 1: Located on Burnaby Mountain
Notes 2: 15km / 9.3 miles from Downtown Vancouver
Public transportation: Yes
Notable buildings: West Mall Complex (WMC)
Lorne Davies Gym Complex
Chancellor's Gym Complex
Convocation Mall
W. A. C. Bennett Library
Halpern Centre
Maggie Benston Centre (MBC)
SFU Theatre
Gym, Pool, Fitness Centre
Robert C. Brown Hall (RCB)
Academic Quadrangle (AQ)
Shrum Science Centre (SSC)
SSC Biology (B)
SSC Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (K)
SSC Chemistry (C)
SSC Physics (P)
South Science Building (SSB)
Applied Sciences Building (ASB)
Education Building (EB)
Technology and Science Complex (TASC) I
Technology and Science Complex (TASC) II
Blusson Hall (BLU)
Saywell Hall (ASSC)
Strand Hall
Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard


Satellite campus #1: Surrey
Notes 1:
Located inside Central City
Public transportation: Yes


Satellite campus #2: Vancouver
Notes 1:
Multiple buildings in Downtown Vancouver
Public transportation: Yes


Residences: * Central City, home to SFU Surrey
* The SFU Burnaby campus provides residence to 1766 SFU and FIC students in 6 different areas, all located on the western side of the campus.
* The Towers (officially opened in fall of 2004) are three dormitory-style buildings. One of the Towers features a 14-room hotel called "The Simon Hotel".
* McTaggart-Cowan Hall (built in 1985), a traditional-style dormitory building.
* Shell House (built in 1967), traditional-style dormitory building.
* The Townhouse Complex (built in 1993) are 3-level townhouse units accommodating up to 4 students per unit. There are a total of 99 units.
* Hamilton Hall (built in 1993 and renovated in 2009) is a studio-style building for graduate students.
* Louis Riel House (built in 1969 and closed in 2015) was an apartment-style building (unfurnished) used for family and graduate housing. Although the residents tried to prevent the building's closure, it officially closed in September 2015, due to mold problems.


Vendors & External Housing Providers:
To be announced

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