Alexander College - Burnaby

101-4603 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada | Private University | Established 2006

About us

Alexander College is a private post-secondary institution serving approximately 2,000 students each year. Established in 2006 under the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Alexander College consists of two urban campuses located in Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Alexander College offers a variety of undergraduate degree and transfer programs including University Transfer, Associate of Arts degree and Associate of Science degree. An integrated English for Academic Purposes program is also available to assist non-native English speakers with their transition to university level studies in the English language.

Alexander College helps young people benefit from participating in the higher education community. The school provides the first two years of university study leading to an Associate degree and university transfer in a student-centered and supportive environment. Alexander College aims to provide a serious and supportive learning environment where students with a variety of cultural backgrounds and language abilities can begin university study, while simultaneously improving their English-language skills. Alexander College also fosters individual growth and development by supporting each student’s academic achievement and involvement in the community life of the College.

Why Alexander College

  • Campus: Facilities at the Burnaby campus include spacious classrooms, science laboratory, the Writing and Learning Centre, library, and bookstore. The Burnaby campus is centrally located in Downtown Burnaby, just one block from the Metrotown Skytrain Station.


  • Location: Burnaby is a large suburb located in the geographic centre of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Alexander College’s Burnaby Campus is located on the corner of McKay Street and Kingsway, one block from one of the largest shopping centres in Canada, Metrotown Shopping Centre.


  • Enhanced Teaching Environment: Students will get to learn from well qualified, fully engaged staff and instructors available to provide student-centered support. Students will also benefit from small class sizes, with limits set at 35 students or less for all subjects.


  • Supportive Learning Environment: Alexander College offers full transferable courses within the BC Transfer System to colleges and universities within BC. Free tutoring is available for all courses, and students can access personalized academic planning, advising services and individualized support in the Writing and Learning Centre.


  • Extracurricular Activities: At Alexander College, students can run their very own club or initiative. There is a wide variety of inclusive and interactive clubs, events, and indoor/outdoor activities that are organized and run exclusively by students, for the students. 


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
English for Academic Purposes 2 Year CAD 9,960
Associate of Arts 2 Year CAD 17,400
Associate of Arts - Business 2 Year CAD 18,560
Associate of Science 2 Year CAD 17,400
Associate of Arts - Economics 2 Year CAD 17,400
Associate of Arts - Psychology 2 Year CAD 17,400
Associate of Arts - Sociology 2 Year CAD 17,400

Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
English Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 64 (Min Reading: 15.0, Min Writing: 15.0, Min Listening: 14.0, Min Speaking: 14.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 5 (Min Reading: 4.5, Min Writing: 5.0, Min Listening: 4.5, Min Speaking: 4.5)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 85
Associate's Degree
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 19.0, Min Writing: 19.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 105

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