Why Carleton?

You Won’t Find This Anywhere Else

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#3 in Canada - Student Satisfaction

#10 in Canada - Student Employability

#5 TOP Comprehensive Universities in Canada

Study in Ottawa, Canada

What is it like to be a student in Canada’s capital city?

  • Get around easily by train, bus, or bike
  • Indulge in festivals, cultural events and world cuisines
  • Be a part of the city’s vibrant multicultural community
  • Enjoy amazing green spaces and natural wonders

Carleton's campus in the heart of Ottawa

What makes Carleton’s campus unique?

  • Access all classes, student living, restaurants, study spaces, fitness, medical services, and support services within a walkable campus that is like a town within the city
  • Enjoy an active lifestyle with a river, a canal, parks, and a beach surrounding the campus
  • Grab a bus or train – or even bike – to Ottawa’s most active restaurant and nightlife neighbourhoods, 10 minutes from campus
  • Connect with friends at numerous clubs and societies that host events, including many events specifically for international students

Carleton is Top 10 in Canada for Student Employability

Graduate with your career in motion!

  • Paid work experience while you study with our co-op program
  • Career fairs, resume help, and other career services
  • Industry connections and opportunities to start your own business
  • Try this fun quiz to guess the turning point in Carleton grads’ careers

Learn about student employability!

Carleton offers 22 degree programs with 100+ majors

Which degree will you choose?

  • Experiential learning opportunities in every program
  • Excellent education that is recognized all over the world
  • Flexibility to add minors, double majors, and concentrations
  • Hands-on learning, solving real-world problems

Learn about some of our most popular programs: Architectural Studies, Commerce (Business), Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Journalism, Media Production and Design, Science, and more.

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