If you’re moving here to study, or just to live, you may be interested to know a little bit about the universities in Toronto. There are several to be aware of, and they are some of the oldest and largest in Canada. Moreover, there are close to 200,000 university students living in the city, so you’re bound to encounter them from time to time.
Here’s quick overview of the universities in Toronto, just to help you get familiar.
University of Toronto: Founded in 1827 as King’s College, the University of Toronto is Canada’s oldest and largest institute of higher learning. The university is comprised of 11 colleges with a wide variety of specializations, and stands at the forefront of many fields of research, including insulin, stem cells, and literary theory. In 2019, US News and World Report ranked University of Toronto the best school in Canada, and #20 on the list of best global universities.
York University: The third largest university in Canada, York has a student body of more than 50,000. With 11 collegiate departments, the university offers degrees in law, business, engineering, environmental science, cinema, and more. The university held its first classes in 1960, and now has several campuses throughout the city.
Ryerson University: With an emphasis on business and engineering, Ryerson’s campus is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, around one of the city’s busiest intersections. The “DMZ” (Digital Media Zone) at Ryerson is ranked the number one university-based business incubator program in North America.
University of Guelph-Humber: Established in 2002, Guelph-Humber is a collaboration between two other Ontario-based schools. Today they offer four-year degrees in seven different concentrations, as well as a Master of Fine Arts program.
OCAD University: Formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design, established in 1876, OCAD achieved university status in 2002, and continues to be Canada’s oldest degree-granting institute for art and design.
Tyndale University College and Seminary: Originally founded in 1894 as a small Bible training school, Tyndale now offers Bachelor’s degrees in humanities, social sciences and business, and also advanced degrees in religion, theology and divinity, primarily in the Protestant Evangelical tradition.
In addition, Toronto is also home to a number of smaller colleges and professional schools, as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music and the National Ballet School.
To learn more about all the great reasons to study in Canada, and how you can do it, check out our popular article on Moving to Canada as a student.
We hope you’ve learned a little something from this article, and if you’re hungry to learn more, perhaps you’ll consider submitting an application to one of these fine institutions. And if you’d like to know even more about what it’s like to live, work, and study in or around Ontario, Canada, then you’ll want to take a look at ARIANNE’s Online Relocation Guide for Toronto, with comprehensive sections on education, housing, immigration, culture and a great deal more.
Photo Credit: Wikipedia