Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. It is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. In the 2018 THE ranking released Tuesday, the University of Toronto maintained its 22nd position. U of T also remained the top Canadian university for the eighth year in a row and in the top 10 of publicly funded universities worldwide. The University of Toronto has three campuses: Downtown Toronto (St. George), Mississauga (in the West) and Scarborough (in the East). U of T has 15,299 new full-time students entering our First Entry Undergraduate Programs in Fall 2016-17:

  • 8,099 at our St. George Campus
  • 3,513 at our Scarborough Campus
  • 3,687 at our Mississauga Campus

As of Fall 2016, the University of Toronto offers about 700 undergraduate programs in Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Commerce & Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Music and Architecture.

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries. McGill University owes its reputation to its 50 research centers and institutes, 400+ programs, rich history and thriving alumni network of 250,000 people around the globe.

Graduates are highly sought after by employers, with the following percentages of graduates in education or employment two years after graduation:

  • 81% of art graduates
  • 95% of engineering graduates
  • 91% of medicine graduates
  • 84% of science graduates

McGill University ranks No.1 in Canada among Medical-Doctoral Universities for 13 consecutive years in Maclean’s University Rankings 2018 and No.1 or NO.2 “Research University of the Year” for the past 15 years among Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in Research Infosource 2017.

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

UBC’s two main campuses are situated in Vancouver and in Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley and have 62,923 total students at both campuses. UBC is home to 17 Faculties, 14 Schools and 1 College and 7 Nobel Prize winners and 3 Canadian prime ministers.

UAlberta is considered among the world’s leading public research- and teaching-intensive universities. The university was founded in 1908.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings places the University of Alberta among the top one per cent of universities in the world—and #4 in Canada.Maclean’s and Times Higher Education both rank UAlberta among the top 5 universities in Canada.

A quick look at University of Alberta:

  • 18 Faculties
  • 5 campuses
  • 39,500 students
  • 6,500+ international students
  • International students from 150+ countries
  • 200 undergraduate programs

Since 1887, McMaster University has been dedicated to the cultivation of human potential, a commitment we demonstrate everyday through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research. Undergraduate education at McMaster offers students more than 3000 courses across a range of disciplines in Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

One of only four Canadian Universities consistently ranked in the world’s top 100, McMaster has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence, evidenced by the achievements of our best and brightest whose ranks include three Nobel Prize winners, global business leaders, technological innovators, prominent politicians, public intellectuals, philanthropists and performers.

The McMaster community includes 21,441 undergraduate students, 3,519 graduate students, 1,413 full-time faculty and 170,654 alumni, based in 137 countries worldwide.

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with more than 36,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences.

Waterloo also has the largest post-secondary co-op program in the world.

Globally recognized excellence

  • Most innovative university in Canada for 26 consecutive years (Maclean’s)
  • #1 in Canada for computer science and engineering (U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2017)
  • QS Stars 5+ ranking QS Stars 5+ certification
  • Top Comprehensive Research University in Canada for eight consecutive years (Research Infosource)

Founded in 1878 in London, Canada, Western University has established itself as a globally recognized destination for academic excellence and leadership development.

Western offers more than 400 specializations, majors, and minors to 26,000-plus students from 127 countries around the world, allowing them to gain innovative modular degrees.

Western has 11 faculties, a school of graduate and postdoctoral studies, and three affiliated university colleges, giving students the opportunity to combine numerous disciplines, with an astounding first to second year retention rate of 93% and graduation rates that exceed the Ontario system.

Queen’s University is a community, 175 years of tradition, academic excellence, research, and beautiful waterfront campus made of limestone buildings and modern facilities.

Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria.

Queen’s by the Numbers:

  • Queen’s is home to students from more than 100 countries
  • International/visa students make up approximately 10% of the student population
  • 1% average entering grade of incoming undergraduate students in 2017
  • 8% of undergraduate international students
  • 1% of first-year undergraduate students are female

Queen’s ranked 4th among medical-doctoral universities in Canada in Maclean’s 2018 University Rankings – and 2nd for student satisfaction!

The University of Ottawa is the world’s largest bilingual (English-French) university, where students can choose to study in French, English or both. Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa now has more than 42,000 students enrolled in nine faculties: Arts, Law, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management.

The university has an extensive co-op program boasting a 95 per cent placement rate.

Quick facts:

  • More than 40,000 students, 5,000 employees and more than 210,000 alumni
  • More than 450 programs in 10 faculties
  • 97% employment rate for graduates
  • Close to $60 million per year in student scholarships and bursaries
  • First and largest French immersion program among Canadian universities
  • A major economic force in the National Capital Region
  • Largest law school in Canada

York University was established in 1959 has approximately 52,300 students, 7,000 faculty and staff.

York has 25 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres, with strengths in vision and space sciences, history and refugee studies, health, the environment, climate change, sustainability and digital media. It has 11 faculties offering more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and more than 5,000 courses.

At a glance:

  • 2nd largest university in Ontario and 3rd largest in Canada
  • 6,200 international students from 178 countries
  • 3rd in world for vision research
  • Top 15 worldwide or business research
  • Top ranked Schulich School of Business and Psychology program
  • 91% of graduates get a job with 2 years
  • 1,900 jobs on campus every year
  • 300+ student clubs & organizations

The University of Guelph is regarded as one of Canada’s best comprehensive universities, recognized for the high quality of its teaching, research and outstanding facilities. The University of Guelph is research-intensive and learner-centred, its campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. It is known for excellence in the arts and sciences.

U of G has nearly 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students at its campuses in Guelph, Toronto and Ridgetown, including 1,200 international students from more than 100 countries. More than 150 years after the launch of our founding colleges, and more than 50 years since the establishment of the University of Guelph, U of G now has more than 140,000 alumni living in 150 countries.

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive university with more than 15,000 students enrolled in 190 undergraduates programs, 65 graduate programs and six professional programs including Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. The university takes advantage of its location at Canada’s busiest border crossing—hosting the Cross-Border Institute and offering programs in partnership with U.S. universities.

Fast Facts:

  • In 2013, the University of Windsor celebrated its 50th anniversary.
  • Undergraduates: 12,780 (full and part time students)
  • Graduate students: 2,794 (full and part time students)
  • International students: 17 percent of student body from nearly 100 countries
  • The bustling metropolis of Detroit is right across the river. Take the Tunnel Bus to Detroit for an afternoon of shopping, a big concert or a professional hockey, baseball, football, or basketball game.

Ryerson is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a mission to serve societal need, and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.

This is Ryerson:

  • 43,000+ students
  • 100+ undergraduates and graduates programs
  • 133 partner universities in 37 countries
  • 2nd on National Reputation Ranking by Maclean’s magazine(2015)
  • DMZ at Ryerson ranked one of the top university incubators in North America (UBI Global,2015)
  • 125+ research institutes and labs

Opened in 1964, Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city with beautiful natural surroundings.

With more than 18,000 students in 11 diverse Faculties, Brock University offers an academic experience that’s second to none. Its degree programs are designed with students’ futures in mind. Brock located in the beautiful Niagara region, one of a few universities in the world located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Brock’s huge co-op program places more than 2,150 students annually and enjoys a 98 per cent work-term placement rate—one of the highest in Canada. More than 95 per cent of co-op grads find work with a previous employer.

Brock facts:

  • Nearly 19,000 students from 100+ countries
  • More than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven academic faculties.
  • Top 5-among ALL Ontario universities for prestigious 3M Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Brock has 11 Canada Research Chairs.

OCAD University (OCAD U) is Canada’s largest university of art, design and digital media, bringing imagination to education, research and creative enterprise. Since 1876, OCAD U’s specialized programs have inspired students, faculty and alumni to push the boundaries of art, design and scholarship. Today, the university combines studio-based learning with new approaches that emphasize collaboration, innovation and integration of emerging technologies.

OCAD U is located in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest centre for design, culture and business and one of the world’s most multicultural cities. The university supports a vibrant community life, offering special events, lectures and conferences, visiting artists’ programs and myriad exhibition venues.

OCAD U’s professors are leading artists, designers and scholars and represent Canada’s largest art and design faculty. The studio-based environment allows students to receive individual attention and work with educators in smaller class settings. The 4,000+ student population represents a wide variety of geographical, cultural and educational backgrounds and creates a vibrant, energetic atmosphere.

This modern and innovative university offers a vast array of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programs. Areas of study include business, education, energy systems and nuclear science, engineering, health sciences, humanities, information technology, science, and social science.

In addition to excellence in teaching, the university offers its students experiential learning opportunities through internships, co-ops, practicums, research projects and more. In fact, 85 percent of upper-year undergraduate students participate in experiential learning.

Located in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, the university has two campus locations in north and downtown Oshawa. UOIT’s campus reflects the university’s technology emphasis, with more than 70 specialized research laboratories and facilities, including the Automotive Centre of Excellence, which features one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated climatic wind tunnels. The campus offers one of the most wired learning environments in the country. Students learn using the latest technology and software in their field of study.

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