1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Carleton is a dynamic, research-intensive university, committed to ensuring an outstanding and engaging learning experience for its students. Founded in 1942 and located in Ottawa, Carleton is situated just south of the city centre. Bordered by the Rideau River, the historic Rideau Canal and pleasant residential neighbourhoods, Carleton University’s campus provides an accessible, extraordinary learning environment.
Carleton offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs in areas as diverse as public affairs, architecture, math and science, journalism, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, high technology and industrial design. The university’s classrooms are filled with 26,000 students from across Canada and more than 100 countries worldwide.
Carleton world-renowned researchers and innovative, interdisciplinary programs combine to offer students valuable opportunities for hands-on research, travel and enriching experiences in the nation’s capital.
Carleton’s academic and support programs offer a wide variety of opportunities to cross disciplines, span international borders and encourage a variety of perspectives. Many programs include a field course, internship or cooperative education component. Co-op placements are now available in every subject in arts, social science, engineering and business and a significant and ever-growing number of major employers visit campus at our career fairs.
Carleton’s innovative support programs help first-year students adjust to postsecondary studies. The ArtsOne program offers an alternative way for first-year BA students to begin their studies.
Innovative programs in sciences, business, engineering, arts and public administration and major partnerships with numerous public- and private-sector organizations as well as other institutions — both nationally and internationally — enhance research opportunities on campus. Carleton’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy and the Confucius Centre are examples of unique international, inter-institutional collaborations.
The university’s research strengths include physics, health, digital media, sustainability and the environment, biomedical engineering, globalization and global identities.
Major research projects include the Responsible Investment Initiative, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the Visualization and Simulation Lab and the NSERC Internetworked Systems Security Network (ISSNET).
Carleton’s emphasis on community engagement, combined with its location in the nation’s capital, provides a rich research experience at a number of national labs, museums and institutions.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,649 - $5,973
Graduate tuition fees: $4,710 - $5,406
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $17,157 - $19,698
Graduate tuition fees: $10,870 - $11,024
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 19,300
Full-time (graduates): 3,000
Part-time (undergraduates): 4,000
Part-time (graduates): 740
* Source: Council of Ontario Universities