101 – Ryerson University

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Last updated: October 1, 2019

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About Ryerson University

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Here you’ll challenge the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. You’ll go beyond what’s expected to find new connections and new experiences, and you’ll do it all at the heart of one of Canada’s most vibrant urban centres.

Ryerson is home to more than 45,000 students, including 2,600 master’s and PhD students, 3,100 faculty and staff, and nearly 185,000 alumni worldwide. We offer 62 bachelor’s programs, more than 60 master’s and PhD programs, and 57 specialized minors.

Special Characteristics

At Ryerson we’re dedicated to creating a culture of action. For us, education and experience go hand-in-hand – what you learn in our classrooms and our dynamic programs is enhanced by real-world knowledge. For us, there’s nothing more exhilarating than making connections – between students and professors, individuals and networks, original thoughts and actual reality. Ryerson, like Toronto, is an exceptionally multicultural community, rich with diversity of perspectives, cultures and opportunities.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is recognized for:

  • Being a leading centre for learning in action
  • Providing opportunities for connecting beyond classrooms
  • Our urban community in the heart of Toronto
  • Our global connections and opportunities to engage in international learning experiences
  • Our commitment to student support for well-being and academic success
  • Providing an education that will prepare you to lead and adapt in an ever-changing world
  • Zone learning that lets you meet and work with students from across the university to create, develop and launch your ideas

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Science (BArchSc)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA [Hons])
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BComm [Hons])
  • Bachelor of Design (BDes)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Bachelor of Interior Design (BID)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc [Hons])
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (BURPl)

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Visit Ryerson

We offer general and virtual campus tours and special events for prospective students and applicants.

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Entrance and program-specific scholarships are available. Current Ontario high school applicants are automatically considered for guaranteed and competitive entrance scholarships. There are many other program-specific and university-wide scholarships that require applications.

Read more about scholarship eligibility and deadlines.

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English-Language Requirements

If you are from a country where English is not the first language, or where English is an official language but not the first language, including if you have resided in Canada for 4 calendar years or less (i.e., your date of entry to Canada was on, or after, January 1, 2016, for fall 2020 entry), you are required to present proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level.

Ryerson will not accept 4U English or equivalent in lieu of a test of English-language proficiency.

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Residence Accommodation

Ryerson has 4 on-campus residence buildings, with the newest residence scheduled to open in fall 2019. Between these 4 buildings, there are a range of styles, including 2- to 4-bedroom apartments and single bedrooms with shared or private washrooms. Students are connected with dedicated professionals, peers and student leaders to help transition to living independently while working toward academic success.

To be eligible to apply for a space in residence, you must receive and maintain an active offer of admission to a full-time undergraduate degree program at Ryerson. Residence applications are available to approved students in early January.

The deadline to submit residence applications is in early June.

Email: housing@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5284

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Academic Accommodation Support

Academic Accommodation Support provides students with disabilities accommodation services and the support needed to achieve academic success, and access to the university within the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Academic Accommodation Support staff work in co-operation with Ryerson departments to ensure that students with disabilities receive the services they need.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • books in alternative formats;
  • sign language interpreting arrangements;
  • note-taking;
  • test and exam accommodations;
  • testing for learning disabilities and
  • information about educational assistants and personal attendants.

In order for staff to support and assist with admission procedures, you are advised to identify yourself after applying. At the time of acceptance, you are asked to set up an appointment with a counsellor. You will be asked to supply medical documentation of your disability.

All documents are confidential and will remain with Academic Accommodation Support. The counsellor will assist in arranging approved accommodation and will refer you to other services at the university, as needed.

Telephone: 416-979-5290
TTY: 416-979-5274
Fax: 416-979-5094

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Application Date

In many cases, Ryerson uses portfolios, interviews, auditions and references as well as grades to select students. Equal consideration is guaranteed to all applicants who apply with a complete application by the following deadline.

February 1 – Guaranteed consideration date for applications to Grades‑Plus and Grades-Only programs.

Grades-Plus programs select students based on grades and non-academic criteria, such as auditions, portfolios, essays, etc. Grades-Only programs select students based on academic achievement.

Many programs review applications after February 1, subject to space availability.

For Midwifery applicants, the required Ryerson Midwifery Supplementary Application Form and personal letter must be received by Undergraduate Admissions at Ryerson by February 1, 2020.

Ryerson will not process applications that are incomplete, including incomplete immigration information.

An additional non-academic assessment of $50 (subject to change) applies to most programs within the Faculty of Communication and Design and the Architectural Science program. Ryerson will communicate further information about this fee, as applicable, after an application has been processed.

Read more about non-academic requirements and application dates.

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BScN in Nursing – Collaborative Program

If you are interested in Nursing, we have 3 locations to choose from:

  1. Ryerson University
  2. Centennial College
  3. George Brown College

If you choose Centennial or George Brown, you will complete the final 2 years of the program at Ryerson University and will receive a Ryerson degree.

This is a joint BScN Nursing Degree sharing the same programs of study and clinical placement settings.

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto ON  M5B 2K3

Telephone: 416-979-5036
Fax: 416-979-5221
Immediate answers to your questions: ask.ryerson.ca

Check your Choose > Ryerson applicant portal regularly for updates about your application.

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