Not too easy. Not too difficult.
UBC is the "big cheese" of universities in Western Canada and is getting more important all the time. I tend to think of it as part of the Big Three: McGill (Montreal), University of Toronto (UT), and University of British Columbia (UBC).
UW is at the same level as Lake Washington. Instead, UBC is at the edge of the city where tony neighborhoods with large mansions end. UBC's layout feels more spacious and rectilinear. UBC is propped up on a promontory. In terms of academics, they excel in the same fields, more or less.
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Having gone to UW-Seattle, the two schools are compared just as are the two cities themselves. UW is truly an urban campus, with urban city neighborhoods encroaching on its boundaries. UW feels more compact.