Universities in Ontario


Canada is known for its list of great universities and also putting students into trouble to take a final decision on which university/college to enroll for. When it comes to its province like Ontario then it has 24 publically funded colleges also known as Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs) which includes Humber, Seneca, Sheridan, Conestoga and George Brown.

Nowadays, choosing which university/college to apply not only depends on the university rankings or reputation but also depends on the culture and educational system. Most of the colleges in Ontario were established after Minister of Education William Grenville Davis tabled the bill 153 in the year 1965. The basic purpose of these public funded colleges are to offer career oriented, post-secondary education and training to students which will assist them further in finding employment.

Ontario is home to 11 top Canadian universities. To start with, University of Toronto is reputed of its literary criticism and communication along with research and innovation. Known after the Honorable William McMaster, McMaster University was ranked 149th position in the world as per the QS world university rankings.  University of Waterloo also the member of U15 and is also known for its research based psychology department. As per the QS world university rankings, University of Waterloo stands at 152nd position in the world. Western University also known as University of Western Ontario has been ranked 192nd in the world. Majority of students interested in medicine, science and business related programs enroll in University of Western Ontario. Queens University has been consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada. Moreover, Queens University is also one of the oldest providing degree programs and the university has approximately 7% of international students.

Students who wish to study in Canada have wide range of universities/colleges to select from which also includes University of Ottawa, York University, Carleton University, University of Windsor, Ryerson University etc. Ryerson University is considered to be the leader in innovation and providing career oriented programs. York University is the second largest university in Ontario following its innovative programs and learning methodologies.