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With "an excellent reputation and a huge selection of courses" as well as "a world-class city" to call home, the University of Toronto "provides expert knowledge in every field" to its 60,000-plus undergraduates and nearly 16,000 graduate students. True, it can be "hard to relate to the instructors given that the class sizes are so huge," and those looking for an intimate and supportive academic environment might not find a good fit at U of T. "The general attitude is one of professionalism and very little mercy [here]." Still, self-starters will find the limitless opportunities outweigh the drawbacks. As one student puts it, "Most of the professors are premier representatives of their respective industries." Another adds, "The fact that you are learning from Nobel Prize winners in a city full of adventures is unbeatable." "Excellent research facilities" are among the other assets here. The school also capitalizes on its location in the center of Toronto: "The city and the university draw on each other in a variety of ways—clinical opportunities and research flow in both directions." On top of that, industrious undergrads tell us, "The libraries and other research facilities here are excellent and contribute much to the overall academic experience."

Student Body

At this large public school, the demographics on campus reflect those of surrounding Toronto, "one of the most diverse cities around." As one junior puts it, "It can be said that all students here have in common an excellent academic record prior to university. Beyond that, anything goes: There are huge variances in race, religion, sexual orientation, academic focus, postgraduate aspirations, socioeconomic background, disability, nationality, athleticism, and community involvement." A freshman chimes in, "On my floor alone there are kids from at least ten different countries and, even with the different cultures, we have blended together to make a big family." Most students say it's relatively easy to find a social group among like-minded individuals, despite the school's impressive size and diversity. According to one senior, "Most students will find a niche where they feel comfortable; there's a place for everyone."

Campus Life

When they aren't hitting the books, University of Toronto students enjoy life in "one of the coolest cities in North America" where "there's always something new happening: the Toronto International Film Festival, skating in Nathan Phillips Square, etc." Students benefit from the fact that "the Royal Ontario Museum is on campus, a ton of pubs and art galleries are within walking distance, and a nightlife to suit just about any type of person" can be found in Toronto. When it comes to campus life, many students feel the school's spirit and unity is negatively affected by the large number of commuter students. "Off-campus students, of whom there are many, rarely participate in extracurricular activities," one student complains, "Interest in varsity sports is just pathetic" among all undergraduates. Others focus on the positives, pointing out the social and recreational opportunities available to those willing to look. A junior says, "Getting involved here takes some research in terms of navigating the 300 clubs and endless academic/research opportunities, but once I did some searching, I found several places where I fit in well and have fun." For those who live on campus, sororities and fraternities help nurture social bonds, and "most of the residential colleges have tons of events, from campus-wide capture the flag [games] to movie nights" or "intramural sports."


Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required


Regular — March 1

Other Admission Factors


Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural History and Criticism, General

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
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  • Canadian Studies
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  • Zoology/Animal Biology, Other

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  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
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  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

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  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Ukrainian Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist

  • History

  • European History
  • History, General
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  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)

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  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Geometry/Geometric Analysis
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
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  • Statistics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
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  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
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  • Music, Other
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Margaret Atwood

John Kenneth Galbraith

Donald Sutherland

Norman Jewison
Movie Director

Lorne Michaels
Director,Saturday Night Live

Roberta Bondar

Jeffrey Skoll
Co-founder, E-Bay

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes


Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


U.S. citizens can apply for financial assistance from the U.S. William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The University of Toronto is a recognized post-secondary institution for Federal Direct Loans (PLUS/Subsidized/Unsubsidized). Education Savings Plans and US Federal Education Tax credits are also applicable. Complete details can be found at To obtain a study permit, international students must demonstrate to Citizenship and Immigration Canada that they have sufficient resources to cover tuition and expenses for at least one year of university.

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented


55% female
45% male
8% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division

Men's Sports (Varsity Blues)
23 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Mountain Biking
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Varsity Blues)
21 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Mountain Biking
Skiing Nordic Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Campus Visits Contact

Jennifer Birchwood
Manager, On-Campus Recruitment

Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre
25 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hart House
The Athletic Centre
Justine Barnike Gallery
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Convocation Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Eaton Centre

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 11am, 2pm; Sat. and Sun 11am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions
Not Available


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available


Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Toronto Transit Commission's buses and subways have stops near each of U of T's three campuses. A bus is available into Toronto from Pearson International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
The University of Toronto's St. George campus is in the heart of downtown Toronto, right beside the Parliament Buildings at the top of University Avenue.

Local Accommodations
There are many nearby hotels ranging in price from moderate to expensive; Quality Inn, Howard Johnson, Park Hyatt, Intercontinental, Four Seasons. Each campus has local accommodations.

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