Our Students


Where do our students come from?

Corpus Christi College is fortunate to be situated in the Vancouver area, right beside UBC. Our location in this multi-cultural city is a source of strength, allowing us to draw upon a diverse local student population. We also attract international students from countries around the world.

Corpus Christi by the Numbers


Private vs. Public High Schools

The majority of our incoming students are graduates of independent high schools–but a growing number come from public high schools.
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public school


High School vs. Another College or University

Many of students start their studies with us right after high school, but almost a third transfer from other colleges and universities.
high school
another university


Domestic vs. International

As a commuter college, most of our students come from across the Lower Mainland. But we also have great representation from around the province and across the globe.
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Do our students have to be Catholic?

Corpus Christi is an inclusive learning community where everyone is welcome. While more than half of our undergraduates identify as Catholic or from another Christian denomination, many other religious traditions are represented at our College. Qualified and motivated students from all faith backgrounds are encouraged to study at Corpus Christi. A mix of Catholics and people from different faith traditions, or perhaps no faith tradition, offers important perspectives and helps our graduates prepare for success in a global society.

Religious Traditions Represented at Corpus Christi*

68%
 
Catholic
1%
 
Sikh
2%
 
Protestant
8%
 
Non-Religious
3%
 
Muslim
2%
 
Hindu
2%
 
Greek Orthodox
2%
 
Eastern Orthodox
19%
 
Christian
2%
 
Anglican
1%
 
Buddhist

*56% of students reported on their religious affiliation

Where do our students go after Corpus Christi?

Corpus Christi provides an excellent transition between high school and upper-level university and college studies (2nd or 3rd year). After completing one or two years of university studies at Corpus, the overwhelming majority of our students successfully transfer to other post-secondary institutions to complete their Bachelor’s degree. Studies show that our students are typically more successful than other second-and third-year students.

Destination Institutions

While the majority of our graduates successfully transfer to UBC, here is a sampling of some of the institutions where our former students have gone to complete their Bachelor’s degrees:

University of British Columbia

  • Sauder School of Business 
  • Faculty of Arts 
  • Faculty of Science 
  • Faculty of Social Science 
  • Faculty of Education (BEd program) 
  • Faculty of Law   


Simon Fraser University

  • Faculty of Communication 
  • Faculty of Arts 
  • Faculty of Science 
  • Faculty of Social Science 
  • Faculty of Education (BEd program)


...And many, many more, including:

  • UBC Okanagan
  • University of Victoria
  • McGill University 
  • Queen’s University 
  • University of Toronto 
  • Bishop’s University 
  • La Sorbonne 
  • Osaka University 
  • BCIT (Nursing program) 
  • Douglas College (Nursing program) 
  • Kwantlen 
  • Langara 
  • Capilano University 
  • Thompson Rivers University
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