About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a comprehensive university located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The enabling legislation is The Carleton University Act, 1952, S.O. 1952. It was founded on rented premises in 1942, and grew to meet the needs of women and men who served in World War II, and later became Ontario's first private, non-denominational college. It would expand further in the 1960s, consistent with government policy that saw increased access to higher education as a social good and a means to economic growth. Carleton is a public university that offers more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Carleton, which has produced more than 140,000 alumni, is reputed for its strength in a variety of fields such as humanities, international business, engineering, physics, entrepreneurship, computer science, and many of the disciplines housed in its Faculty of Public Affairs (including international affairs, journalism, political science, political economy, political management, public policy and administration, and legal studies). It is named after the former Carleton County, Ontario, which included the city of Ottawa at the time Carleton was founded. Carleton County, in turn, was named in honour of Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, an early Governor-General of British North America. As of 2017, Carleton has enrolment of more than 25,000 undergraduate and more than 4,000 postgraduate students. Its campus is located west of Old Ottawa South, within close proximity to The Glebe and Confederation Heights, and is bounded to the north by the Rideau Canal and Dow's Lake and to the south by the Rideau River.



World University Rankings

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Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 221 218 204 203 - 256 261 - 293 301-350 295 285
Engineering - - - 261 - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - -
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
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Chemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering 205 158 212 217 235 237 258 243 228 217
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science 230 268 201 175 247 - 261 182 178 132
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering 199 205 160 192 251 277 214 162 153 132
Environment / Ecology - 117 158 168 173 195 197 226 226 216
Geosciences 233 278 299 - 282 274 - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics 233 300 - - - - - 397 351-400 401-450
Mechanical Engineering - 280 - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Physics 200 224 220 204 203 258 242 264 279 225
Plant & Animal Science - 286 300 - 290 292 275 294 257 279
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 287
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -