Welcome to Carleton University, Canada’s capital university!  Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems.  Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.

      Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies.  More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving  23,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.

      Students are truly VIPs on the Carleton campus and enjoy residence and recreation programs as well as a wide variety of cultural and social activities.  Endowed lectures bring speakers of world renown to our campus and proximity to the city makes it possible to enjoy world-class events at the National Arts Centre and the many museums and galleries across the city.


Students (November 1, 2007)

Full-time undergraduate: 16,534
Part-time undergraduate: 4,367
Total undergraduate: 20,901

Full-time graduate: 2,673
Part-time graduate: 689
Total graduate: 3,362

Total full-time: 19,207
Total part-time: 5,056
Total:  24,263

Faculty and Staff (November 1, 2007)

Full-time and regular part-time employees:
Academic staff: 821
Management and support staff: 992

Other part-time employees:
Sessional lecturers: 513
Graduate teaching assistants: 1,365

Operating Budget 2007-2008 (excluding ancillaries)

$278 million

Tuition, including miscellaneous fees (These fees are in effect until April 30, 2008) Full-time undergraduate programs range from $5,081.00 to $6,891.0

Total residence spaces: 2,593

Cost of traditional residence room and board: $7,112 - $7,582
(Based on double occupancy and includes meal plan, local telephone, and access to the University’s existing computer system, including internet)

  • Founded in 1942
  • Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Situated on 62 hectares just south of the city centre
  • Bordered by the Rideau River, the historic Rideau Canal, and pleasant residential neighbourhoods
  • Five kilometres of underground tunnels conveniently link the University's buildings
  • Extensive joint programs in science and engineering with the University of Ottawa
  • Study in more than 50 disciplines.


Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered in the Faculties of
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Design
  • Graduate Studies and Research
  • Public Affairs
  • Science
  • Sprott School of Business

and through many professional schools and institutes.

Training offer

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