Ever Wanted to Own a School?! This Local University is now For Sale
What would you do if you owned a University? Make yourself Dean? Give your friends free degrees? Re-enact every classic college movie? The possibilities are endless, and now you have that opportunity! Quest University in Squamish has officially been listed for sale.
Quest University overlooks Squamish on a beautiful campus complete with a soccer field and dorms. The University was founded 13 years ago, as a private, not-for-profit, secular liberal arts and sciences university.
Quest offers undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts and Science, and has the capacity for up to 700 students. The tuition alone, is a whopping $35,000! Although, the University website boasts that 85% of students qualify for financial aid.
The pandemic has contributed to a tough financial situation for Quest. With 75% of their students being from outside of Canada, their residences are empty and all classes have moved online. But still, imagine going through the pandemic, getting into your University of choice, an then finding out it’s for sale!?
Before students of Quest start to panic, it’s been suggested that the sale could be a move to get out of a financial bind while the existing University would still operate by leasing the facility back from the new owner.
In any case, owning a University would be pretty cool. First rule, no classes before noon!