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Ryerson University

Ryerson is Canada's leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. It is a distinctly urban university with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Ryerson has a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.

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Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-focused education and a university clearly on the move. Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson is a distinctly urban university with a mission to serve societal need and a long-standing commitment to engaging its community.


Ryerson offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 38,950 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 170,000 alumni worldwide. Research at Ryerson is on a trajectory of success and growth: externally funded research has doubled in the past four years. The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education is Canada's leading provider of university-based adult education. The university's focus on innovation and entrepreneurship is represented most distinctly by the Digital Media Zone, a place for students to collaborate and bring their digital ideas to the marketplace.


Ryerson has more than 125 innovative research centres, institutes, and labs across a wide range of disciplines, and have 17 allocated Canada Research Chairs. The faculty pursues research and innovation across themes, which include:

  • Digital Media & Technology

  • Energy & Sustainability

  • Health & Well Being

  • Technological & Industrial Innovation

  • City Building & Social Justice

  • Design, Culture & Creative Industries

  • Management, Entrepreneurship & Competitiveness; and

  • Teaching & Learning for the New Economy

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University Ranking

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Student Life

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Ryerson is reshaping the downtown core of Toronto with three new buildings: the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens, the Ryerson Image Centre in the heart of campus, and a Student Learning Centre on Yonge Street. In addition, currently in progress is the development of a new multipurpose building, the Church Street development (CSD). This new building will be located just north of Dundas on Church Street and will be home to four academic health services programs, Ryerson food services, administration, and a student residence.


The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am currently studying at OCAD University in Digital Futures Program. It is an overall decent art school and my experience is nice here. The atmosphere is very artistic however the school lacks a sense of welcoming community.

Fashion Design Student
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ryerson School of Fashion - Fashion Design program is a very technical driven program where organization, time management and a passion for learning is key to succeeding. Students are pushed to their limits, however the outcome is positive as it provides a sneak peak into the competitive and busy reality of the fashion industry. It prepares students for the real world,...

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Cheo Bannis rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's been wonderful to experience a new lifestyle. It was difficult transitioning from my home country to Canada at first. Everything was much more fast track and busier. Eventually I found friends and faculty and staff who helped me settle in, especially after hurricane Maria devastated my country. Despite only completing one year, I Now feel like I've always known life...

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