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Ryerson University is at university located in downtown Toronto.

It is a public research university located in an urban campus setting - adjacent to Yonge- Dundas Square. Most of the university buildings are in the blocks northeast of the square in Toronto's Garden District. Ryerson university has 31,000 undergraduate students, 2,000 graduate students, and 65,400 certificate and continuing education students.

Notable faculties include Canada's largest undergraduate business school, the Faculty of Communication & Design, and the Faculty of Community Services.


Degree offerings

  • full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate programs leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees
  • distance education
  • certificates t


Ryerson was founded in 1852 by Egerton Ryerson as Ontario's first teacher training facility (the Toronto Normal School).At St. James Park, It also housed the Department of Education and the Museum of Natural History and Fine Arts, which became the Royal Ontario Museum. An agricultural laboratory on the site led to the later founding of the Ontario Agricultural College and the University of Guelph.

In 1966, its name was changed to Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. It became a university-degree granting institution in 1971. In 1992, Ryerson became Toronto’s second school of engineering following accreditation from the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. In 1993 Ryerson received approval to also grant graduate degrees (master's and doctorates). In June 2001, the school assumed its present name as Ryerson University.

Faculties of Ryerson University

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communication & Design
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science
  • Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Yeates School of Graduate Studies
  • The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education
  • Ted Rogers School of Management

Ted Rogers School of Management - Ryerson University

Ted Rogers School of Management
Ted Rogers School of Management

The building was named after Ted Rogers after he donated $15M to help with its construction.


  • undergraduate management program
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm): Business Management, Business & Technology Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Retail Management.
  • MBA with a global focus
  • MBA in the Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Master of Management Science (MMSc) in the Management of Technology and Innovation.

Faculty of Arts - Departments in the Faculty of Arts

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • English
  • French & Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Faculty of Communication & Design

  • School of Journalism
  • School of Radio and Television Arts
  • School of Image Arts
  • School of Interior Design
  • School of Fashion
  • School of Graphic Communications Management
  • School of Professional Communications
  • Theatre School

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science

  • Bachelor of Architectural Science
  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees : aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, medical physics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, architecture, project management and building science.

The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education

The school has 67,700 enrollments in continuing education programs, one of the largest in Canada.

Campus expansion

6 new buildings have been constructed since 2000. One announcemed expansion is the conversion of Maple Leaf Gardens into the School's atheletic arena.

Ryerson University Library

The the library has over 500,000 books, 3,700 print journal titles


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