Toronto is home to three leading universities and a degree-granting college of art and design. The universities of Toronto represent some of the best academic and research institutions in the country. Students learning in Toronto will be part of a uniquely diverse learning community and will benefit from the rich culture and history that the city has to offer.
The University of Toronto
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto represents the largest university in Canada, with over 70,000 students. The University of Toronto consists of three campuses including the historic St. George campus located in downtown Toronto. The other campuses can be found in the nearby cities of Mississauga and Scarborough. Students are able to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through a wide range of disciplines and professional programs. There are courses available in the arts and sciences, as well as professional programs in medicine, law, engineering, architecture, nursing, teaching and more. Students can enjoy on-campus housing, student organizations, athletics and recreation, including the nation’s largest intramural sports program.
University of Toronto 27 King’s College Circle Toronto, ON M5S 1A1 416-978-2011 utoronto.ca
Ryerson University, situated in the heart of downtown Toronto, offers 34 undergraduate and graduate programs, including several at the doctoral level. Programs are available in the faculties of arts, engineering, business management, community services, communication, design and more. Ryerson University, a leader in innovation, ranks first in Ontario and third in Canada for research growth. Some of the student services available include housing, athletics, career development, mentor programs and learning support.
Ryerson University 350 Victoria Street Toronto, ON M5B 2K3 416-979-5000 ryerson.ca
York University, founded in 1959, has grown steadily to become the third largest university in Canada. There are two campus locations including the Keele campus, located in uptown Toronto, and Glendon campus on Toronto’s east side. The university offers more than 130 academic programs, including certificate, graduate and undergraduate degree options. Students may also enroll in the International Bachelor of Arts or Science degree programs and gain experience while studying abroad. York University also offers a supportive student and academic community with a variety of clubs, organizations and recreational activities to engage in.
York University 99 Ian MacDonald Blvd. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 416-736-5000 yorku.ca
Ontario College of Art & Design
Known as Canada’s “university of the imagination,” the Ontario College of Art and Design is a leader in art and design education and research. Students are able to choose from undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fine arts and design. Each of the programs integrates studio-based education with history, theory and critical examination. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including the lavish Sharp Center for Design.
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 416-977-6000 ocad.ca
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