CU Established: 1942

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada

Carleton University, Canada’s capital university is situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa.

  • 28,000+
    Total Students
  • 20%
    International Students
  • CAD 11,565
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 30.1
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

University Rankings

  • Maclean's
    5
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Overview

Carleton is now a public university with an operating budget of around $390 million. It receives additional research funding of close to $60 million, and awards scholarships and bursaries worth up to $18 million.

The university offers 65 degree programmes in more than 50 academic disciplines, and is particularly renowned for its courses in journalism, public affairs, international affairs, architecture and technology. It comprises many prominent buildings, including the 22-story Dunton Tower, the Kailash Mital theatre, which seats up to 444 people, and the Minto Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering.

The campus itself is surrounded by many well-known tech companies and the university prides itself on its graduates ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems. Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 86% Students
  • CAD 10,000 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 28,314 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 14% Students
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Programs / Degrees at Carleton University

Bachelor's

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology (Minor)
  • Architectural Studies
  • Art History
  • Art History
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Canadian Studies
  • Certificate in American Sign Language (C.A.S.L.)
  • Certificate in Carillon Studies
  • Certificate in Nunavut Public Service Studies (C.N.P.S.S.)
  • Certificate in Public Service Studies (C.P.S.S.)
  • Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (CTESL)
  • Chemistry
  • Child Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Digital Humanities (Minor)
  • Disability Studies (Minor)
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • European and Russian Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geomatics
  • Global and International Studies
  • Global Development (B.G.In.S. Specialization and Stream)
  • Greek and Roman Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • History and Theory of Architecture
  • Human Rights and Social Justice
  • Humanities
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Journalism and Humanities
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law
  • Linguistics and Language Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Minor)
  • Migration and Diaspora Studies (B.G.In.S. Specialization and Stream)
  • Music
  • Nanoscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics
  • Post-Baccaulaureate Diploma in Film Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Women's and Gender Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Affairs and Policy Management
  • Religion
  • Sexuality Studies (Minor)
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Technology, Society, Environment Studies
  • Undeclared
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Master's

  • Accounting
  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business
  • Canadian Studies
  • Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Mediations
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Data Science
  • Design
  • Digital Humanities
  • Earth Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ethics and Public Affairs
  • European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure Protection and International Security
  • International Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Music and Culture
  • Neuroscience
  • Northern Studies
  • Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Technology Innovation Management
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 86

Academic Life

  • 47 : 53
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 1,001-5,000
    Employees
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

Scholarships

Value of scholarship: CAN $1,000 - CAN $4,000 per year

Eligibility requirements: If you have been admitted to Carleton with an admission average of 80 percent or better and meet language requirements, you will automatically be considered for a renewable entrance scholarship. The admission average we use is calculated from the marks submitted by your high school in support of your application. Entrance scholarships are offered for fall entry only.  You may be offered a renewable entrance scholarship provided you are entering Carleton for the first time and have no previous attendance at post secondary educational institutions. Scholarships are renewable with an annual GPA of 10.0 (A- standing).

Admission Average: 80 - 84.9% the value is CAN $1,000; 85 - 89.9% the value is CAN $2,000; 90 - 94.9% the value is CAN $3,000; 95 - 100% the value is CAN $4,000.

Who can apply: All international

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