Ryerson University

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Ryerson University is Canada's leader in innovative, career-oriented education and a university clearly on the move. Distinctly urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, we are home to more than 45,000 students, including 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 155,000 alumni worldwide. Established in 1948, we are named after the founder of public education in Ontario, Egerton Ryerson. We offer both professionally targeted programs – we lead in this area among Canadian universities – and contemporary arts and science degrees. Our students benefit from a real-world, relevant curriculum that lets them practice while they learn, and prepares them to hit the ground running when they graduate.

Our location in the heart of downtown Toronto provides students with an exciting learning environment. As Canada’s largest and most multicultural city, Toronto is host to multinational firms, industry head offices and provincial government departments and agencies – all translating into countless employment opportunities for Ryerson students.

Areas of Expertise

We have 62 Bachelor's programs and 55 PhD and Master's programs. We are recognized for our excellence in teaching; the relevance of our curriculum; the success of our students in achieving their academic and career objectives; the quality of our scholarships, research and creative activity; and our commitment to accessibility, lifelong learning and involvement in the broader community.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,140 bedsLowest: $7,593Highest: $12,652

Ryerson has 1,153 beds in three residence buildings on campus.There are multiple room styles options between the three residence buildings. On the residence application you will be able to rank your room preferences. The top priority is getting you into residence and then we will try our best to match your choices.

Off Campus Housing

Student housing services assists Ryerson students in finding suitable off-campus accommodations through the listing service and the off-campus Web site. The listing service provides a posting of rental accommodations. The off-campus Web site contains the Ryerson listings of various Toronto area accommodations.

Incoming Students

There is an orientation organized for first year students. Please visit the here for more details.

Career Planning

The Career Centre at Ryerson offers students programs and resources in developing effective job search strategies, accessing internship opportunities, exploring career possibilities, and employment opportunities.


The Department of Athletics and Recreation administers the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC), the Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC), and varsity athletics. Visit .


The Ryerson Students' Union sponsor many student clubs and cultural associations. Please see campus groups and student groups available on our Web site.

Information Technology

The Library has over 250 desktop computers available for you to use. These computers are available in open areas and labs on the main (2nd), 3rd and 6th floors of the library, with a few machines on floors 5-10. Most require users to login with their my.ryerson username and password. We also have laptops for loan. Please see the laptop loan page for more information.


The cultural diversity of Ryerson's student population is represented and reflected in the variety of cultural student groups and clubs on campus including Ryerson African and Caribbean Association, Ahmadiyya Muslim Students at Ryerson, Arab Students' Association, Armenian Students' Association, Bangladeshi Students' Association, Chinese Students' Association, Filipino Students' Association, Hellenic Student Association, Hillel: Jewish Students' Association, Indo-Canadian Students, Indonesian Students' Association, Ismaili Students' Association, Ryerson Korean Students' Association, Latin American Students' Association, Macedonian Students' Association, Muslim Students' Association, Pakistani Students' Association, Polish Students' Association, Russian Students' Association, Sikh Students' Association, Taiwanese Students' Association, Tamil Students' Association, and Vietnamese Students' Association.

Special Services

The Access Centre at Ryerson provides student centred services and supports to students with disabilities according to the Ontario Human Rights Code to facilitate academic success and access to the University.

International Involvement

Many exciting options exist for Ryerson students to go international and obtain an educational experience abroad through study, work, volunteer, and educational travel. For full details on international opportunities, visit our website.

Campus Tour

Tours run once a day at 10 a.m. and are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you would like to see the Ted Rogers School of Management, the tour may last up to two hours. Tours are not available on weekends or holidays. See Visits and Tours for more information.


Students can obtain confidential career, academic, and personal counselling at the Student Development and Counselling Centre. The school also offers a Health Centre to provide patients with a wide range of services including the treatment of illnesses and routine examinations.

Modified on August 05, 2021