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Carleton University

Carleton University’s roots as a non-denominational college supported in part by charitable donations from the Ottawa community make it unique among Ontario universities. Founded in 1942, Carleton was created in response to the need to help provide the young people in Ottawa, many of whom had taken on jobs to cope with the pressures of the Depression, with an opportunity to continue their formal education.
From its humble beginnings on Ottawa’s First Avenue, Carleton has grown into a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of anticipating and leading change. Today, the university sits on more than 100 acres, on a site between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, just a short distance from downtown Ottawa.
The university provides an excellent education and experience to its more than 24,000 full- and part-time students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its more than 875 academic staff are recognized internationally for their scholarship and cutting-edge research in more than 50 disciplines.
Carleton’s reputation is built on its strengths in the fields of journalism, public affairs, international affairs, architecture and high technology. Its students benefit from the interdisciplinary, active, hands-on approach to teaching and research practiced by its faculty members and from the numerous partnerships the university has with the federal government, other universities and private sector partners.


# 601st-650th

QS Survey 2023

# 601st-800th

Times Higher 2022

# 601st-650th

QS Survey 2022

# 401st-500th

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

You will need to complete one of the following Higher School Certificates: All India School Certificate (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (CISCE) or one of the state board certificates. Students must submit their mark sheets/exam scores from examinations taken in the X and XII level. Early/conditional offers may be available with X final and mid-year or predicted XII, or Pre-Board scores.

Your admission average will be calculated on 5-6 academic subjects completed in the XII level. The minimum entrance averages range between 67-85%, depending on the program.

ou will need the full IB diploma (three subsidiary [SL] and three higher level [HL] subjects), with a minimum of 28 points (please note that some programs are more competitive, so will require higher scores).

You may have one subject with a grade of 3, provided it is offset by a grade of 5 or better. Prerequisite subjects must have a grade of 4 or better.

Early/conditional offers may be available with predicted results.

IB students may be awarded advanced standing (transfer) credit for HL subjects with a grade of 5 or better subject to the discretion of the appropriate faculty, to a maximum of 3.0 credits.

The General Certificate of Education or equivalent is required, with satisfactory standing in five subjects at the GCSE, IGCSE, CXC or Ordinary “O” Level. Two suitable subjects at the Advanced “A” Level or CAPE, or 4 “AS” Levels are also required.

Early/conditional offers may be available with predicted results.

If applying to a program with 1 or 2 prerequisite subjects, they must be presented at AS or A level.

If your program has 3 prerequisites, 1 subject may be at IGCSE level.

The Grade 12 program must include at least four academic units and a minimum of 16 academic units completed in Grades 9 to 12. A minimum average in your final years of B- or better is required for admission. For Honours or some limited enrolment programs, a higher average may be required. You are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT scores, school grading information including pass marks, and rank in class to support your application.

Early/conditional offers may be available with a combination of Grade 11 and mid-year Grade 12 results.

Advanced standing (transfer) credit may be awarded for Advanced Placement “AP” exams with a minimum grade of 4, subject to the discretion of the appropriate faculty, to a maximum of 3.0 credits.

 English   Language   Tests   Score
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)  Minimum score of 70 overall with a minimum score of 60 on each band
Internet Based (iBT) TOEFL 86 (22 in writing and speaking, 20 reading and listening)
IELTS (Academic)  6.5 IELTS (min 6.0 each band)
 Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic  60 (min 60 in each Communicative Skill)


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Carleton University

Carleton University 315 Robertson Hall 1125 , Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 5B6

Phone: + 1- 613- 520-2400
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