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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 36,700 students, alongside 2,300 master's and PhD students, nearly 2,700 faculty and staff, and more than 215,000 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 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

 # BedsLowestHighest
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

At Ryerson, helping you achieve your academic, career, and personal goals is the motivation behind everything we do. From our Access Centre for Students with Disabilities to our comprehensive health services, to our Mentoring and Career Resource Centre, we offer all the support you'll need to succeed.

Career Planning

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling provides individual career counselling to Ryerson students.


The Department of Athletics and Recreation administers the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC), the Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC), and varsity athletics. Visit Ryerson Rams for more information about our athletics and recreation program.


There are many student clubs and associations to join. Visit our Campus Life page to learn how you can get involved.

Information Technology

About 1,400 computers are available on campus for general student use. A campus wide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off-campus.


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

Through Ryerson International, students can explore Global Learning at home and abroad, as well as short-term international visiting students coming to Ryerson (eg. exchange, visiting researchers, etc).

Campus Tour

Connect with student guides and staff for a live Q&A and a guided exploration of our Virtual Campus Tour. Explore panoramic photos and videos of campus, learn about the best spaces to study, and discover Ryerson's vibrant downtown neighbourhood.


Through Student Affairs, students are supported at every stage of their journey at Ryerson University. Our team provides academic, professional, and personal development opportunities and support programs to all students in a variety of formats including online, in workshops and 1:1 appointments, through peer support and professional advising. Explore our areas of support today.

Modified on November 17, 2021

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