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Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 279 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 231 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
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About Carleton 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 28,000 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.

Campus information

The main campus of Carleton University is located at the heart of Ottawa, Canada. 

The campus is equipped with:

  • Art Gallery
  • Campus Card
  • Clubs and Societies (CUSA)
  • Housing
  • Restaurants on campus
  • Student Organizations (CUSA, CASG, GSA, RRRA)
  • Volunteer Bureau

Ottawa is situated part way between Toronto and Montreal at the eastern edge of Ontario. The distance from Toronto is 500 kilometres while Montreal is 200 kilometres away. Located minutes south from the centre of Ottawa, Carleton University is easily accessible by car from any direction of the city.


From May to August each year, Carleton University converts its academic residences into Ottawa’s largest hotel, accommodating up to 3000 guests. Our convenient, comfortable and affordable accommodations are ideal for short or long term stays, conference groups, overnight guests, tour and sports groups and students. Our guests have the option of staying in one of our traditional or suite style rooms. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, 24hr guests services and housekeeping services.


Courses available 18

Applied, Pure Sciences 6 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 2 Creative Arts & Design 4 Education and Teaching 2 Engineering 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 2


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