Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa, Canada

  • 1942

  • 14.0%

    International Students
  • 30

    No. of Programs
  • 483

    US News
  • NO

  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Carleton University is a public Comprehensive University in Ottawa, Ontario. The University was founded in 1942 as Carleton College. In 1952, it got its Name of Carleton University through The Carleton University Act. The institution started by offering evening classes in the rented classroom of the High School of Commerce, which is now part of the Glebe Collegiate Institute. In 2019, International Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it in 701-800 range and in 2020 QS World University Rankings it is ranked in 651-700 range and 19th in Canada. The University has affiliations from ASAIHL, APSIA, AUCC, CARL, IAU, COU, ACU, U Sports, OUA, RSEQ, Fields Institute, ONWiE, CBIE, AACSB, NIBS.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The Campus of Carleton University is located West of Old Ottawa South. The campus has a total of 150 acres of land and is bounded by the Rideau River and Canal. The campus has facilities for bus services and O-Train. As many as 20 buildings across the campus house the various departments and services like Herzberg Laboratories, Architecture Building,  David J. Azrieli Pavilion, H. H. J. Nesbitt Biology. University offers Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Architectures, Engineering, Health Studies, International Business, Commerce, Journalism, Cognitive science, Arts, Computer Science, Economics, Music, Mathematics, Science, Social Work, etc.

Accomplishments & Alumni 

Carleton University has produced 6 Rhodes Scholars, 29 Royal Society Fellows, 20 recipients of the Order of Canada, 3 National Killiam Awards Recipients. Carleton Ravens have won 7 Consecutive Canadian National Championship from 2006 to 2017 and 14 of the 16 championships since 2003, in basketball. Notable Alumni of Carleton University includes Rosemary Barton and Andrew Chang Co-anchors of CBC news. John Manley, Former Deputy Prime Minister. Louise Carron a Puisne Justice of Supreme Court of Canada

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

For the 2019-20 session, Carleton University has a total student strength of approximately 25,000 students of which roughly 21,000 are undergraduates. The institution is considered highly diverse across all factors and it is ranked #40 Nationwide out of 2475 as it scores 92 out of 100. Among students, the university has 51% female and 49%, male. For ethnic Diversity University is ranked at #930 out of 2718 so it is considered more diverse. University has nearly 62% White students and 10% Non-Resident Aliens and 8.5% Asian students.  About 22% of the graduate students are international students at Carlton. Companies that recruit students from Carleton University include Bank of Canada, CBC/Radio- Canada, Hydro Ottawa, Nutrition International, Babcock Canada Inc., etc. 

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Carleton University 315 Robertson Hall 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1S 5B6 | +1 613-520-2400 |

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