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University of Toronto

  • 20 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 20 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 20 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 17 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 34 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 19 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 31 QS World University Rankings 2018
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About University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelve colleges that differ in character and history, each retaining substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs. It has two satellite campuses located in Scarborough and Mississauga.

Campus information

At the University of Toronto, students, faculty and staff study, work and live on three campuses. With some of the most prestigious architecture and beautiful green space in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area, and more than 1,000 extracurricular activities available to students, U of T offers an extraordinary environment in which to learn and work.

The University of Toronto is situated in one of the world's most vibrant urban environments. Ranked the most diverse city in North America, Toronto and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area are dynamic, inviting areas with something for everyone. From sports teams to cultural happenings, festivals to street fairs, Toronto has it all.

There are three campuses to choose from at U of T – Downtown Toronto (St. George), Mississauga (in the west) and Scarborough (in the east).

UTM campus:

  • UTM’s award-winning facilities are situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometres west of U of T’s Downtown Toronto (St. George) Campus.

St. George campus:

  • This location is intrinsically linked with the city's renowned cultural offerings to create a rich and unique experience for everyone.

UTSC campus:

  • Located next to popular natural landmarks in Toronto’s greenest area, the UTSC campus is experiencing dynamic growth.


Ulife is a one-stop website listing a large and diverse directory of student clubs, organizations, activities and opportunities on all three campuses. The thousands of entries include film appreciation clubs, debating societies, sports teams, social activism, drop-in classes, and research opportunities and awards.


Courses available 12

Accounting & Finance 2 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Architecture, Building 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 4


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