CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

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Carleton University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Established in 1942, Carleton University is a public university located between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, nearby downtown Ottawa, Ontario. The university is also known as Canada’s Capital University.

Among the best comprehensive universities in Canada, Carleton University received more than 1 lakh application for admission in the Fall 2018 intake. The university also offers part-time and online courses With a student population of over 30,000, it offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide array of disciplines.

  • #501-600 in the World University Rankings: Times Higher Education Ranking 2020.
  • 5th in Canada’s top comprehensive schools 2018: Maclean’s
  • 651-700th in the QS World University Rankings
  • Average Graduation rate: 68.7 %

Highlights

Year of establishment1942
Type of universityPublic
LocationOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Campus SettingUrban
Total number of Students31,202
Total number of Undergraduate Students27,152
Total number of Postgraduate Students4,050
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, CAEL, PTE Academic
Websitewww.carleton.ca

Carleton University Campus and Residential Facilities

The campus of Carleton University is situated on Algonquin territory beside the historic Rideau Canal, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site in the capital city of Canada. It has 20 academic buildings, a library, a gymnasium, an ice house, a field house, and a physical recreation center.

  • The campus is served by the OC Transpo that operates the O-Train connecting the university to Mechanicsville in the north and South Keys in the south.
  • The university has 9 buildings for housing students. The housing agreement will depend upon the status of the applicant and the term.
  • All students of the fall term can apply for residence from February 1 (10:00 am).
  • The last date for applying residence is June 7, 4:30 pm.

Residence

  • Carleton Residential Complex has two types of living style: traditional and suite-style.
  • A traditional double room consists of two beds, two desks with chairs, connected with a washroom shared with another double room.
  • The suite-style room consists of double rooms and single rooms having beds, desks with chairs, shared bathrooms, kitchen, and sitting area.

Off-campus Residence

As there is only a limited seat available on-campus, students can stay off-campus. The city of Ottawa has plenty of housing options for international students. Carleton’s International Office and Resource Centre assist students to find apartments, houses, and rooms off-campus

Programs and Faculty at Carleton University

Carleton University offers more than 150 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels through its five faculties and one business school. The university also offers various graduate diplomas, collaborative specializations, and online programs.

Faculty and SchoolDescription
Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesOffers 38 programs at the undergraduate and graduate level in the Arts and Social Sciences. It has around 7,000 students and 300 faculty members.
Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral AffairsThe Faculty sees after various Graduate and Doctoral courses offered at the Carleton
Faculty of ScienceAt present, it comprises 12 academic units. The faculty offers 34 undergraduate and 19 graduate degree programs.
Faculty of Engineering and DesignIt offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.
Faculty of Public AffairsIt is the only Faculty of its kind in Canada. It was established in 1973 and it is for students who want to bring positive change to the community and world around them.
Sprott School of BusinessThis business school at Carleton University is accredited by AACSB International.
It offers many programs like Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of International Business, Master of Accounting, Sprott MBA, Ph.D. in Management, etc.

Carleton University Application Process

Applicants can use Carleton360 Portal or Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) to apply for admission in various programs offered by Carleton University. Applicants must note to check the eligibility criteria and admission requirements for the program they are applying to. International applicants should try to complete their application process at least five months before the date of entry.

  • The application fee is76 USD for each undergraduate and graduate program while applying through Carleton360.
    • For the MBA program, the application fee is 113 USD
    • The fee is 194 USD for OUAC’s application(with 3 program choices)
  • Once the application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email shortly confirming the submission.
  • Applicants can check their application status online anytime by logging into the Carleton360 Applicant Portal.
  • This portal will also notify the applicants if any additional documents are required for the assessment of their application.

International applicants must apply for a student visa to study in Canada as soon as they receive the acceptance information from Carleton University.

Document Requirements

  • Aptitude test results
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of reference
  • A statement of intent
  • A writing sample
  • CV/Resume

Cost of Attendance at Carleton

The cost of living a year at Carleton University will vary from student to student and depends on many variables such as the program of study, tuition fee, living arrangements, intend to travel and personal spending habits.

The tables below will give international students a general idea of what they can expect to spend over the academic year 2020-21 while living in Canada.

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

LevelCanadian Student (in USD)International Student (in USD)
Undergraduate5450 - 890020,600 - 28,000
Graduate 4980 - 635011,400 - 16,230
MBA/M.Acc.6980 - 882021,562 - 22,530

Other Expenses

ParticularsEstimated Cost (in USD)
On-Campus Residence(including meal and internet)*6200 - 10,100
Off-Campus Residence*6000 - 7600
Books and Supplies380 - 900
Personal Expenses1520 - 2270
Approximate Cost of Attendance14,000 - 20,870

* The amount is for 8 months(September to May) of stay and rent.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Carleton University awards scholarships, bursaries, and various other financial aides to its students. This aid intends to recognize attract and provide incentives for excellence and also help the students need financial support. Carleton University provides 11,900 scholarships and bursaries, amounting to 17.33 million USD.

Entrance Scholarships

For first-time entrants with no previous attendance at post-secondary educational institutions. Awarded based on merit. No need to apply separately. The Entrance awards for international students in mentioned in the table below

Number of Scholarships & Value (USD)Value x Time (USD x Year)Admission Average
Unlimited @ 12,1043026 x 495 - 100%
Unlimited @ 90802270 x 490 – 94.9%
Unlimited @ 60521513 x 485 – 89.9%
Unlimited @ 3028757 x 4 80 – 84.9%

Work-Study Program

The Work-Study Program is a financial aid program funded by Carleton University. International students must apply to participate in the Work-Study Program every term and be approved by the Awards Office before they can be hired.

  • The applicants must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Awards Office to be eligible.
  • The program has limited space and funding and the hiring will be on first-come-first-served basis.
  • International students may work up to a maximum of 192 hours for the work-study period and earn up to a maximum of 2270 USD for the fall/winter session.
  • The work-study hourly wage is 12 USD/hour plus vacation pay.

Bursaries

Carleton University offers bursaries to US/International students who demonstrate the need to finance their studies in Canada. The bursaries are awarded only after an international student has completed one year of undergraduate studies at Carleton UniversityBursaries ranging from 500 USD to 1,000 USD are available for undergraduate students.

Programs

COURSE NAMEANNUAL FEESDURATIONEXAM ACCEPTEDEXAM ACCEPTEDSTATUS
Master Computer Science$ 18,2222 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] Mechanical Engineering$ 19,3472 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Engineering [M.Eng] Mechanical Engineering$ 22,9621-2 YEARTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S]$ 30,7354 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T] Interactive Multimedia and Design$ 28,9534 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] Financial Management$ 32,4752 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] Business Analytics$ 32,4752 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng] Software Engineering$ 31,5004 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Arts [M.A] Economics$ 17,8412 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] Management$ 27,3424 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]$ 33,750
16 MONTHSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T] Information Resource Management$ 28,9534 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor International Business [B.I.B] International Marketing and Trade$ 27,3424 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Engineering [M.Eng] Electrical and Computer Engineering$ 22,962
1-2 YEARTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Applied Science [M.ASc] Electrical and Computer Engineering$ 19,347
2 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] International Business$ 27,3424 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Master of Arts [M.A] Psychology$ 17,8412 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Mathematics [B.Math] Statistics$ 24,3004 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng] Mechanical Engineering$ 31,5004 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Bachelor of Information Technology [B.I.T] Network Technology$ 28,953
4 YEARSTOEFL 86IELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS

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