Carleton University

Carleton is a dynamic and innovative university with over 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s location in the nation’s capital offers its students access to a wealth of resources unavailable elsewhere. As well, the university’s beautiful riverside campus provides a picturesque and stimulating environment in which to live and study.

Our Capital Advantage

Carleton provides the best of both worlds: a wonderful place to live, and access to unique learning. Learn more about our Capital Advantage.

Discover Carleton University

From its beginnings in 1942, Carleton has welcomed the world and explored it in many fields of study. Come join us at Carleton University.

At Carleton University, your program, your experience and your future are our top priorities. We believe education is one of the most important investments you will ever make,

We look forward to accompanying you on a journey of learning that will enable you to grow as a person and succeed in the workplace. For more videos about our Carleton community, visit our Video Gallery.

Carleton Values

Our strategic vision builds upon the values and strengths that define Carleton and its unique characteristics

Disciplinary excellence and interdisciplinary innovation

Many of Carleton’s programs can be combined and feature concentrations or flexible course options. You can also enhance your program with one or more of over 40 minors.

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Commitment to community

Discussion, debate and collaboration are integral elements of the Carleton experience. Our self-contained campus and focus on community encourage student interaction, which can provide you with both valuable communication skills and lasting friendships.

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Global perspectives

Carleton strives to use the power of knowledge to facilitate the growth of sustainable communities, both local and global. A number of our programs feature integrated study abroad options, and through our International Student Services Office, you can take advantage of our exchange agreements with 180+ partner institutions in over 30 countries.

Innovative educational environments

Learning is an interactive and often interdisciplinary process. Carleton’s facilities offer technological tools that can help you learn and share knowledge in new ways.

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Experiential learning and student engagement

Wherever possible, Carleton provides opportunities for hands-on learning, both inside and outside the classroom or lab. You can gain experience through lab experiments, participation in research projects, field courses, practicums, and co-op employment.

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