Carleton University is a dynamic, research-intensive institution committed to providing students with an outstanding learning experience. Founded in 1942 and located in Ottawa, Carleton is bordered by the Rideau River and historic Rideau Canal. The campus is a short distance from Parliament Hill.

Carleton offers a vast array of undergraduate and graduate programs in areas as diverse as public affairs, architecture, math and science, journalism, arts and social sciences, engineering, business, high technology and industrial design. Students come from across Canada and more than 150 countries.

World-renowned researchers and innovative, unique programs provide students with valuable opportunities for hands-on research, travel and enriching experiences in the nation’s capital.

Carleton offers a wide variety of opportunities to cross disciplines, span international borders and explore new perspectives. Co-op placements are available in every subject in the arts, social sciences, engineering and business programs. Study break programs around the world and special global studies opportunities are also available. Carleton’s support programs help students adjust to university. Academic programs in sciences, business, engineering, arts and public administration and partnerships with major organizations and institutions – both national and international – enhance research opportunities on campus. The university’s research strengths include big data science and policy, aerospace, physics, health and health science policy, the environment, cybersecurity, biomedical engineering and globalization.

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the Visualization and Simulation Lab, the Advanced Cognitive Engineering Lab, International Water Institute and Data Science Institute connect researchers with international networks.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,546 – $10,175

Graduate tuition fees:
$5,504 – $6,566


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$24,040 – $28,942

Graduate tuition fees:
$13,060 – $14,042


Learn more about: Architectural Studies

Architectural Studies

Learn more about: Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Learn more about: Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science

Learn more about: Commerce (Business)

Commerce (Business)

Learn more about: Communication and Media Studies

Communication and Media Studies

Learn more about: Computer Science

Computer Science

Learn more about: Economics


Learn more about: Engineering


Learn more about: Global and International Studies

Global and International Studies

Learn more about: Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Learn more about: Humanities (Great Books)

Humanities (Great Books)

Learn more about: Industrial Design

Industrial Design

Learn more about: Information Technology

Information Technology

Learn more about: International Business (BIB)

International Business (BIB)

Learn more about: Journalism


Learn more about: Journalism and Humanities

Journalism and Humanities

Learn more about: Mathematics (BMath)

Mathematics (BMath)

Learn more about: Media Production and Design

Media Production and Design

Learn more about: Music (BMus)

Music (BMus)

Learn more about: Public Affairs and Policy Management

Public Affairs and Policy Management

Learn more about: Science


Learn more about: Social Work

Social Work

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.