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Ryerson University

  • Public University, Estd 1948
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • The most applied-to university in Ontario (relative to available space)
  • 45,000+ students
  • Over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 133 partner universities in 37 countries
  • 20 Canada Research Chairs
  • 900 affiliated and adjunct graduate faculty
  • Over 190 local, national, and global funding partners
  • More than 125 centers, institutes, and labs
  • Provided $34 million in student financial aid in the 2019-2020 session
  • An employability rate of 95.1%
  • Received $79.57 million in research income
  • 11 varsity teams and 34 competitive club sports
  • 40+ campus buildings
  • An acceptance rate of 75%

University at a Glance

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Founded in 1948, Ryerson University is a public research university that calls Ontario, Canada, home. Named after Egerton Ryerson, the institution started as the Ryerson Institute of Technology. It took on the name Ryerson Polytechnical Institute after its reorganisation in 1964. Finally, in 1993, the institute turned into a university and started going by its present name. Some people also often refer to it as Ryerson, RyeU, or RU.

Ryerson's core campus is within the Garden District of Toronto. Its other campus is in downtown Toronto. These two campuses host around 44,400 undergraduates and 2,950 graduate students yearly. The students enrolling at this university can choose from over 100 programs in different areas of study. Eight academic faculties, as listed below, manage these programs:

  • Faculty of:
    • Arts
    • Community Services
    • Engineering and Architectural Science
    • Law
    • Science
  • Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University
  • The Creative School (Faculty of Communication & Design)
  • Yeates School of Graduate Studies

Continuing Education services are also available for the students through the university's affiliated college, the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

RyeU offers its students a wide variety of services including housing and dining. Students can become a part of the university community through involvement in athletics, recreation, and unions. The Ryerson Rams have contended in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports. RU allows its students to showcase their talents on the campus media. The media currently displayed on the university website are as follows:

  • RU Student Life
  • The Eyeopener
  • Ryersonian
  • Ryerson Today
  • CJRU Radio
  • Why Ryerson Undergraduate Blog
  • Function Magazine
  • RyeCast

The Innovation newsletter publishes the university's research and innovation outcomes.

Inclusivity and support are a priority on-campus with accessibility and student support at its forefront. The Office of the Vice-President for Equity and Community Inclusion oversees and manages the inclusivity programs at the university. Volunteering opportunities, tutoring facilities, and tri-mentor programs are accessible as well. Students can gain access to the
Career & Co-op Centre, co-operative education, and the Career Compass in order to progress their careers while studying. The health and well-being of students are also kept in mind with therapy dogs, counselling, and medical centers being attainable.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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and more for Ryerson University

Admission Requirements

SOP: Not required
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English Proficiency: Conditional

Application feesCAD 150 - 150
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $29.9K - $38.5K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 1 Year - 3 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $23.9K


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On campus accommodation :
  • The university provides student housing in three residence halls
  • HOME Residence is the largest residence with 593 rooms on 30 floors
  • Pitman Hall has 565 rooms on 14 floors
  • International Living & Learning Centre is the smallest residence with 11 floors
  • The rent ranges from 3,045 to 3,352 CAD
  • Meal plans are optional
  • Meal plans estimate from 4,381 to 5,949 CAD in four years



All Courses

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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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