OCAD University

country rank  58
world rank  2160

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University Overview

Founded in 1876, OCAD University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Toronto (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Ontario. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, OCAD University (OCAD U) is a small (EduListing enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. OCAD University (OCAD U) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 144 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym OCAD U
Founded 1876
Motto Imagination is Everything
Colours Black and white

University Location

Address 100 McCaul Street
Toronto (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
M5T 1W1 Ontario
T +1 (416) 977 6000
F +1 (416) 977 6006

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 100 McCaul Street
Toronto M5T 1W1
+1 (416) 977 6000
800 382 6516

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to OCAD University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council of Ontario Universities COU

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020