Carleton University

country rank  16
world rank  250

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University Overview

Established in 1942, Carleton University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Ottawa (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Ontario. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, Carleton University (CU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Carleton University (CU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 78 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Canadian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym CU
Founded 1942
Motto Ours the Task Eternal
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
K1S 5B6 Ontario
T +1 (613) 520 2600
F +1 (613) 520 3847

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 315 Robertson Hall, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa K1S 5B6
+1 (613) 520 2400
888 354 4414

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Carleton University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB; Council of Ontario Universities COU; Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board CEAB; Canadian Architectural Certification Board CACB ; Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission; Computer Science Accreditation Council CSAC; Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work CASSW

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

Academic Structure


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