Calgary

University of Calgary facing critical spacing crunch

The University of Calgary could be short thousands of seats by 2022 if student demand continues, according to the latest provincial data.

The University of Calgary is presently only admitting 1 student for every 2.71 applicants

University of Calgary upping entrance requirements

8 years ago
Duration 1:39
New provincial numbers say demand far exceeds supply when it comes to spots at the University of Calgary.

The University of Calgary could be short thousands of seats by 2022 if student demand continues, according to the latest provincial data.

The results of the squeeze are already evident. The high school entrance grade requirement has shifted this year from 82.3 per cent to nearly 85 per cent.

Levi Nelson, U of C student council vice- president of external affairs says last year's funding cuts will also be an issue for prospective students.

"We just saw tuition increases in a couple of our faculties of upwards of 30 per cent," he said. "So it's not even that people don't get the grades to get in, it's that they get the grades and then can't afford it."

Watch CBC Calgary's report in the video above.

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