Carleton University is a public research university located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was established in 1942 as Carleton College, the institution began as an evening, private, non-denominational college for those returning World War II veterans.Carleton was founded as a university in 1952 through the province's government in the year 1952, under the Carleton University Act in 1952, which was later amended in 1957 to give the institution its current name.The school is named after the now defunct Carleton County which comprised Ottawa as well. Ottawa at the time that the institution was established. Carleton County, in turn was named in honour to Guy Carleton, the 1st Baron Dorchester who was the the Governor-General in The Canadas from 1786 to 1796. The school moved to its present campus in 1959. It was it wasgrowing quickly in size during the 1960s when it was a result of the Ontario government increased funding for postsecondary institutions as well as expanded the access to higher education.
Carleton provides a wide range of academic courses, and is divided by faculties. There are several institutions that are highly regarded in their respective areas, such as The Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and The Carleton School of Journalism, the School of Public Policy and Administration and the Sprott School of Business.
As of the year 2019, Carleton yearly enrolls about 27,000 undergraduates and over 4000 graduate students. Carleton is home to a 150-acre campus situated to the in the west from Old Ottawa South, close to The Glebe and Confederation Heights. It is bordered to the north by Dow's Lake and the Rideau Canal as well as Dow's Lake. It is also bordered further to it's South through and the Rideau River. Carleton is home to an alumni base of more than 15,000 around the world and has produced 6 Rhodes Scholars, 29 Royal Society Fellows and twenty recipients of the Order of Canada, 8 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees, and three National Killam Award recipients.
Carleton plays in the U Sports league as the Carleton Ravens. They are the Carleton Ravens are nationally renowned for their basketball team of men and have been crowned seven times in a row with Canadian champions in the national tournament between 2006 and 2017 and fourteen out of 16 titles they have won since 2003.
Carleton University Accommodation
There is both on-campus and off-campus accommodation available to Students at Carleton University. There are two different living arrangements at Carleton University's Residence Complex- traditional style and suite-style. applicants must make a an initial payment of CAD 887, which is the initial payment towards their fees for residence.
Traditional Style Residence: Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, Renfrew, Russell, Stormont Houses
Suite-style Residences The residences are further divided based on the degree level for the students.
Undergraduate Suite-Style Residence- Frontenac, Leeds, and Prescott Houses
Graduate Suite-Style Residence- Leeds House, 6th floor
Carleton University Alumni
Carleton Alumni's body is home to an extensive membership base of 165,000 members who hail from more than 150 nations around the world. Alumni members benefit in a variety of ways, including:
Services for career and employment counseling
Services for meeting and conference and summer accommodations
Discounted rates for athletics memberships
Confucius Institute Summer Program
Online journal access are available in Carleton Library. Carleton University library
10% discount on selected courses from more than 100 professional courses of the Sprott School of Business
Life, Home, and Auto Insurance
Jim Watson - Mayor of Ottawa
Peter Grunberg - German Physicist
Dan Aykroyd - Actor
Lynn Coady- Author of Strange Heaven
Ryan Turbull- Member of Parliament
Carleton University's flexible curriculum permits students to include a minor in their curriculum. Students at Carleton can choose to pursue a specialization or specialization, or stream in addition to their degree program. There are online programs available at Carleton. Carleton University is one of the top universities in Canada and is a thriving, research-driven institution that offers students a top learning experience.
Carleton University Rankings
In the latest world rankings of universities, Carleton University is ranked:
#601-650 in World University Rankings by QS World Rankings 2022
#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, 2021
#471 in Best Global Universities Ranking by US News and Report Rankings, 2021
#23 Canada's Best Universities Rankings by Maclean, 2021