101 – Ryerson University

University program information changes regularly. For the most up-to-date details, view the online application.

Last updated: November 8, 2016

Quick Links

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 41,500 students, including 2,400 master’s and PhD students, nearly 3,200 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. We offer 62 bachelor’s programs, 29 specialized minors, 39 master’s programs, and 13 PhD programs.

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)

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 the following:

  • as a leading centre for learning in action
  • 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
  • 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

Top of Page


Visit Ryerson

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

Top of Page


Scholarships

Entrance and program-specific scholarships are available. Current Ontario secondary school applicants are automatically considered for guaranteed and competitive entrance scholarships. There are many other program‑specific and university‑wide scholarships that require applications. Find more information about scholarship eligibility and deadlines.

Top of Page


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, 2013, for fall 2017 entry), you are required to present proof of English proficiency at a satisfactory level.

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

Top of Page


Residence Accommodation

Ryerson has 3 on‑campus residences that house 850 students. Priority for residence is given to first‑year students coming directly from high school into the first year of an undergraduate program, whose permanent address is the furthest distance from Toronto.

To be eligible to apply for residence space, 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

Top of Page


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 admissions 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

Top of Page


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 on the basis of grades plus non‑academic criteria such as auditions, portfolios, essays, etc.
    Grades-Only programs select students on the basis of academic achievement.

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

Applicants to the Midwifery program may apply to only 1 university Midwifery program in the province. The required Ryerson Midwifery Supplementary Application Form and personal letter must be received by Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at Ryerson by February 1, 2017.

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 & Design and the Architectural Science program. Ryerson will communicate further information about this fee, as applicable, after an application has been processed. Find further information about non-academic requirements and application dates.

Top of Page


Bachelor of Arts – Undeclared

The Undeclared Arts option is a 1-year entry option only and does not grant transfer credit or advanced standing. As you have completed, or are in the process of completing, post-secondary studies for which you are eligible to apply for transfer credit, admission to this option is not possible.

Top of Page


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 program of studies and clinical placement settings.

Top of Page


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.

Top of Page