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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.
In 2010, Ryerson was ranked second best in the “Undergraduate” category and the Global and Mail newspaper awarded the school a grade of A- in the “Quality of Education” category. For the University Report Card 2012 rankings, we were graded B+ in both academic counseling and student satisfaction.
In 2011, Ryerson was ranked #1 in the undergraduate category for research publication intensity by Research Infosource.
In 2009, 2010 AND 2011 Ryerson has been ranked second in Ontario for first-choice applications from graduating high school students, receiving 11 percent of Ontario’s total 84,300 admission requests.
Ryerson is the most applied-to university in Ontario relative to available spaces. We offer more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Culturally diverse and inclusive, the university is home to 28,000 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.
95.3% of Ryerson graduates report employment two years after graduation.
Many Ryerson programs are distinguished by experiential learning opportunities, including co-op, internships and placements.
The university has a range of partnerships with organizations in the community and around the world. Ryerson recently launched joint programs with Osgoode Hall Law School and St. Michael’s Hospital.
The School of Interior Design offers one of only two university-level degree programs in Canada accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDR), the recognized accrediting body in North America for interior design schools. Accreditation of the four-year program ensures that the quality of education is maintained at a high level.
The School of Nursing has maintained its accreditation status with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing since 1993. Successful accreditation signifies that the School has achieved a recognized level of ‘excellence’ based on national standards.
The School of Image Arts building recently underwent a state-of-the-art renovation and expansion, made possible with $32.9 million from the federal and provincial governments. The building also houses the Ryerson Image Centre, which recently opened in Sept, 2012.
Ryerson is reshaping the downtown core of Toronto with three new buildings: the Mattamy Athletics Centre, the Ryerson Image Centre in the heart of campus, and a Student Learning Centre on the site of the iconic Sam the Record Man property on Yonge Street. In addition, a Health Sciences building is in the planning stages.
Ryerson plans on opening its Student Learning Centre, located on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. The center will add study and collaborative space for students and help revitalize the city’s downtown core. It has won a national design excellence award from Canadian Architect magazine.