Carleton University

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Carleton University is a dynamic, research-intensive institution committed to providing students with an outstanding learning experience. The university has grown to over 30,000 full- and part-time students including over 4000 international students from more than 150 countries around the world.

Located in Ottawa on traditional Algonquin lands, Carleton is bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and the historic Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The campus is a short distance from Parliament Hill, high-tech hubs and an incredible concentration of national and international organizations.

Carleton was founded in 1942 to serve the greater good in the chaos of the Second World War. It remains a values-driven institution committed to developing solutions to real-world problems. Through interdisciplinary approaches it pushes the boundaries of knowledge and understanding by working across fields in unique ways.

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Full-time (undergraduates)
22 100

Full-time (graduates)
3 600

Part-time (undergraduates)
5 200

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
6 742 $ - 7 129 $

Graduate tuition fees:
5 504 $ - 5 810 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
24 761 $

Graduate tuition fees:
13 060 $ - 14 466 $

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2018-19).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.