Carleton University is a public research university, located in Ottawa. Carleton ranks #20 in the National University Rankings by THE in 2022. The university is mostly known for its majors in Social Sciences, Computer & Information Sciences and Statistics. Carleton is recognised among the top 5 most innovative schools in Canada. 

The university intakes are scheduled for Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. It is currently home to more than 2,400 international students representing over 40 countries worldwide. Carleton accepts around 21 students for every 100 applications, showing a strict selection policy. To get selected for Carleton University admission, students must submit a GPA of 70%+

Students enrolling in undergraduate programs are required to pay 68,000 CAD whereas graduate programs require 55,000 CAD (37 lakhs) as Carleton's cost of attendance. To cut down on the high expense, international students are solely eligible for the Carleton University Entrance Scholarship granting up to 9.91 lakhs in total. The university exhibits an employment rate of 90.3% within 6 months of graduation. Graduates of Health Profession programs are the most employable. Some of the top recruiters at the university are Google, Amdocs, Bombardier, Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, Honeywell, and many more.


Carleton University Rankings

Carleton University is a top-ranked university in Canada. The overall rankings of universities as per different agencies are mentioned below.

  • #601-650 in World University Rankings by QS World Rankings 2023
  • #601–800 World University Ranking by Time Higher Education, 2022
  • #20 Canada University Ranking by Time Higher Education, 2022
  • #18 Best Global Universities in Canada by US News and Report Rankings, 2022
  • #481 in Best Global Universities Ranking by US News and Report Rankings, 2022


Carleton University Courses

Carleton University offers 64 majors and 19 minors to undergraduate students. The most popular majors for international students at university are Engineering, Journalism, International Business and Media Studies. The university has 69 graduate programs and 6 certificate courses. Apart from this, 7 post-baccalaureate diploma programs are also available for UG students.


Courses Annual Fees
Master of Engineering [M.Eng], Mechanical Engineering INR 10,59,891
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A], Business Analytics INR 29,15,100
Master of Business Administration [M.B.A] INR 36,89,877
Master of Computer Science [M.C.S] INR 8,03,682
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng], Software Engineering INR 18,35,652
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], Economics INR 12,99,926
Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S] INR 17,85,776
Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng], Communications Engineering INR 18,35,652


Carleton University Campus

Carleton University campus is situated south of Ottawa's city center beside the official historic UNESCO World Heritage Site - Rideau Canal. The campus of university is spread across 62 hectares of land. There is a Canada-India center at the university established for excellence in science, technology, trade, and policy between the 2 countries. Some of the facts about university campuses are mentioned below:

  • Transportation: Students can commute across campus through Public transit, taxi services and carpool.
  • Restaurants: Some of the restaurants around campus are Kettleman's Bagel, Taj Mahal, The grand, Thali. Indian students feeling home-sick can eat at restaurants like Roast n Curries; Haldi East Indian Cuisine; Dosa n Curries. 
  • Clubs: University has 200 active students’ clubs, societies, and organizations for students' entertainment.
  • Party School: According to Canada’s Top Party School ranking done by Macleans, Carleton ranks at #14. Students spend around 4.8 hours each week by partying and enjoying themselves.
  • Sites to Visit: Students can visit various areas like Parliament Hill; Château Laurier; Bank of Canada Museum; Supreme Court of Canada.


Carleton University Accommodation

The university offers both on-campus and off-campus accommodation for students. There are two types of living styles at the Residence Complex- traditional style and suite-style. Carleton University on-campus accommodation costs 9 lakhs for a year. 3,600 students choose to stay on-campus. University's Places4Students strategy helps students find off-campus housing.

  • Traditional Style Residence: Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont Houses
  • Suite-Style Residence: These are further divided according to the Degree level of the student.
  • Undergraduate Suite-Style Residence- Frontenac, Leeds, and Prescott Houses
  • Graduate Suite-Style Residence- Leeds House, 6th floor