University


WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED?

Universities offer undergraduate degrees (i.e. BA, B.Sc., B.Comm.) professional degrees (i.e. MD, LLB) and graduate degrees (i.e. Master's and Ph.D.)

WHAT'S THE JOB MARKET LIKE FOR GRADUATES?

University graduates generally do very well upon graduation - employment rates are approximately 97% upon graduation

HOW MANY COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES ARE THERE AND WHERE ARE THEY?

There are 19 degree granting institutions in Ontario (including the Royal Military College) many have affiliate colleges and/or multiple campuses:

  • Brock (St. Catharines)
  • Carleton (Ottawa)
  • U of Guelph; Lakehead (Thunder Bay)
  • Laurentian (Sudbury)
  • McMaster (Hamilton)
  • Nipissing (North Bay)
  • Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto)
  • U of Ottawa; Queen's (Kingston)
  • Royal Military College (Kingston
  • Ryerson (Toronto)
  • U of Toronto (downtown Scarborough, Mississauga)
  • Trent (Peterborough)
  • U of Waterloo; U of Western Ontario (London)
  • Wilfrid Laurier (Waterloo/Brantford)
  • U of Windsor; York (Toronto)

 






WHAT'S THE LENGTH OF PROGRAMS?

Most undergraduate degree programs are four years

WHAT'S THE APPROXIMATE COST FOR A YEAR?

The approximate cost for one year of study if a student moves away from home is $13,500 (includes tuition, student fees, residence, meals, textbooks, personal costs)

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS?

The basic requirement for admission under the new curriculum is 6 'U' or 'U/C' ('M') courses; most programs have specific subject requirements; some universities require a minimum number of 'U' type courses

HOW DOES A STUDENT APPLY?

Applicants to Ontario Collges apply through OCAS (Ontario College Application Services). Application forms are submitted through secondary guidance offices.

ARE SOME PROGRAMS MORE COMPETITIVE THAN OTHERS?

Yes, some programs are more competitive than others and consequently have higher averages required for admission

HOW ARE ADMISSION DECISIONS MADE?

Admission decisions are made based on grades/marks through some programs/universities require supplemental information, portfolios or auditions for admission

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

  • Check out the following websites as well :www.ouac.on.ca : www.electronicinfo.ca
  • Guidance / Student Services Office
  • Meet University representatives when they visit your school to do presentations
  • normally during the Fall months (September to November) - students in grades 11 and 12 are normally invited to attend

Follow one of the links below to get started:

careercruising.com
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scholarshipscanada.com 
The most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through their extensive database to find scholarships, student awards,bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans,applications and budget planning.

myfuture.ca
Discover thousands of programs offered at Ontario's universities. Explore the ones that are of interest to you. Add your university choices toyourknapsack. Onceyour ready then go to your knapsack and explore the universities you've chosen.

ouac.on.ca
The OUAC is full of valuable information about applying to universities in Ontario Canada. The OUAC is the central bureau whose key function is the processing of applications for admission to the province's universities.