History, Affiliations and Rankings
Carleton University is unique among Ontario institutions because of its origins as a non-denominational college sponsored in part by charity donations from the Ottawa community. It was founded in 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Initially, the university was named Carleton college which is a private college to serve the people returning from World War 2. In 1957 with public support, the college was completely converted into a university under the Carleton University Act. The University has evolved from its humble origins on Ottawa's First Avenue into a vibrant research and teaching institution with a history of predicting and leading change. The university is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, International Association of Universities and Council of Ontario Universities. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, the university is ranked #601-650 and #601-800 as per THE World University Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The main campus of the university is situated on 62 acres of land. More than 35 buildings are housed on the site, which is connected by 5 kilometres of underground tunnels. All of the buildings have excellent infrastructure and excellent amenities. Over two million books, tapes, magazines, microfilms, CDs, maps, government papers, and archival items are housed in the MacOdrum Library. There are more than 11 hostels for the students which are clustered together and also connected with the tunnel system of the university. There are three suits which are reserved for postgraduate students. The campus features four facilities for athletics and sports: Fieldhouse, Ice House, Physical Recreation Centre, and University Gymnasium, in addition to a variety of academic buildings dedicated to various disciplines of education and student activities. In addition, there are various cafeterias and restaurants on campus to serve the needs of students. Carleton University provides over 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees in areas such as arts, languages, history, psychology, philosophy, engineering, design, law, economics, journalism, sciences, and business, among others.
Accomplishments and Alumni
It has more than 30 foreign collaborations in place to enable research and academic exchange programmes. It has also formed industry collaborations to assist students in obtaining practical training and job prospects. Various activities, such as career fairs, networking nights, and workshops, are organised by the university's career services to guide and support students on their chosen career paths. In addition, It boasts a 130,000-strong alumni network. They include Peter Grünberg, the 2007 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Gavin McInness, the co-founder of Vice Media, and David Azrieli, a developer and architect.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Carleton is home to students, staff, and teachers from all over the world. Carleton's full-time undergraduate enrollment is 51% female and 49% male. Overall, the university considers itself fortunate to be a growing example of a diversified community. Carleton is home to students, employees, and teachers from all over the world. Over 24,000 part-time and full-time students attend the university, which is home to over 875 qualified and outstanding faculty members. Carleton University values all of its students' diversity, including ethnicity and race, religion, sexuality, socioeconomic status, life experiences, academic interests, and more. Because of the many experiences that our students, teachers, and staff members bring to campus, the community is stronger.