Carleton University

Among the best comprehensive universities in Canada, Carleton University has more than 200 areas of study taught by award-winning faculty in cutting-edge facilities. As a result, Carleton has become one of the most productive learning hubs, having the resources and networks to help its students secure meaningful employment after graduation while driving real impact in the world.  The university has grown to more than 30,000 full- and part-time students from across Canada and over 150 countries.

Nestled where the Rideau Canal meets the Rideau River, Carleton’s campus offers the best of both worlds: natural beauty in our nation’s vibrant capital city. Located in one of the world’s safest and most liveable cities — and a powerful tech hub — students get access to unique opportunities with government agencies, global companies, international embassies and NGOs. The beautiful Carleton campus is considered the most accessible in Canada.

Innovative undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in areas as diverse as engineering, business, high tech, math and science, public affairs, architecture, industrial design, journalism, arts and social sciences. Carleton offers a wide variety of opportunities to cross disciplines, span international borders and explore new perspectives. Carleton’s co-op program is the third largest co-op program in Ontario. Extensive support programs help students succeed, including around-the-clock support for students with disabilities.

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Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2023 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,067 - $10,709

Graduate tuition fees:
$4,952 - $7,256


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$29,828 - $45,923

Graduate tuition fees:
$13,060 - $17,780

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2023-24)

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.