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Ryerson University

4.3 out of 5 (43 ratings / 39 reviews) Toronto, Canada
Ryerson University is at the intersection of mind and action. What our students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge and experience. We champion diversity, entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)



Ryerson University’s history is rooted in innovative, career-driven education with the goal of addressing contemporary societal needs. Named after Ontario’s first Superintendent of Education and leading public school advocate, Egerton Ryerson, it began as a postsecondary institute designed to combine technical education with academic theory for the first time.


Creative, connected and entrepreneurial—graduate education at Ryerson puts you at the core of what’s next. The  graduate programs are distinctive and offer an outstanding student-centred experience. 


Ryerson’s collaborative and multidisciplinary research cuts across 8 key themes that represent Ryerson’s strategic strengths and reflect the diverse scholarly, research and creative (SRC) activity that is taking place across the university.


How do university students plan for careers today? The first step is recognizing that employment is no longer about graduates getting one job and staying there until retirement - there’s far more opportunity today.

Instead, graduates today can expect to take on multiple roles in diverse industries - on average 15 jobs across three sectors over the course of your career. Instead of a ‘job for life’, it’s about building your ‘career for life’.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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904 -88
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Student services

TheInternational Student Advisors are Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who can help through group immigration advising, drop-in hours and one-on-one appointments.

Housing services

From our upper-year student leaders who are supervised by professional staff who life and work in residence, you will receive support in every facet of your Residence Life experience. These positions are developed to build community, introduce strangers who may become friends, and ensure you are living in a space that cultivates belonging and inclusion.

Library services

In university libraries, First Nations history is classified under the category “Indians of North America.” Ryerson’s Library, like libraries in all Canadian universities, adheres to international standards and principles designed to make the world of knowledge more easily accessible. 

Medical services

The Medical Centre is a non-profit unit of Student Affairs that aims to promote a healthy environment for work and study by offering quality health services to current students, staff and faculty.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

We carry out this mission with a focus on exceptional experiences that extend beyond the classroom and promote the growth of all Ryerson students. We also play an important role in engaging the community on and off campus.

Student clubs

The mission is to empower students and build community on Ryerson’s campus by advocating for your rights, supporting student groups, events and initiatives, and providing discounted services to save you money! The RSU is here for you. A platform to encourage collaboration, engagement and empowerment - we are your trusted allies, a resource students can depend on for timely and accurate representation now and in the future.


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

What I like and what I don't like
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I really think that the university needs to chose better professors. To me, half of the profs are very organized and know the materials very well, the other half are not really ready to teach university students, and they are more like college teachers. That group of professor, instead of asking the students to think and come up with ideas, are more material oriented and...

Ryerson is a flexible and well-rounded choice!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ryerson has a great learning environment. The professors at this school are extremely caring and come from a variety of educational backgrounds. While having a downtown campus can be hectic sometimes, Ryerson makes it work, and there are a number of student groups to make you feel included.

Good University - a couple of things to improve
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Pretty solid university. The programs are good and well thought out, giving students different experiences within the field. There could be more research placements available for undergraduate students. The work-study program is good, with lots of job opportunities for part-time work for domestic and international students. On-campus medical centre and mental health...

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