Undergraduate Application Statistics

Last updated: September 15, 2021

Statistics for fall 2021 admission will be released on the following dates.

The statistics are cumulative as of the dates listed:

Important Background Information

Annual fluctuations in application volumes are a product of a number of factors and should be interpreted with caution.

  1. These applications are for full-time, year-one, fall-entry, undergraduate university study.
  2. The “Secondary School” application category refers to applications received from Ontario secondary school students who were registered in secondary school during the 2020-2021 academic year.
  3. These figures represent the number of applications, (i.e., selections of university programs). These figures do not reflect the number of “individuals” applying to each university.
  4. The “Non-Secondary” application category refers to all domestic and foreign applications for first-year university entry other than those applications received from Ontario secondary school applicants. Application patterns for this group are different and therefore the first reporting date is in April.
  5. “Secondary School” application figures are relatively firm and complete in February. As application deadlines for the “Non-Secondary” application category vary from institution to institution, these statistics are not firm until mid-July and continue to change until the mid-September report.
  6. There are many reasons for fluctuations in application volumes. Refer to individual university websites or contact their admissions or public relations offices for further information. Do not refer to individual institutional figures without including the institutional commentary, as applicable.
Note: The universities’ comments on application statistics do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre or those of the Council of Ontario Universities.

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