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Algonquin College - Ottawa

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School ID: SC010004
Rank: 4,743
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Applied number: 100

One of the 10 best colleges in Canada

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Dedication to student success is Algonquin College’s guiding principle and is demonstrated through the quality of its programs, staff, the continual expansion of its facilities, and by forging strategic partnerships. Every action since the College was established has been to ensure students have access to the education and skills training demanded by the marketplace to launch a rewarding career.

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology was established in 1967 and was named after the First Nations people who lived in the area. Algonquin was formed from the merger of the Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology, established 1957, and the Ontario Vocational Centre, established 1965. The College celebrates 45 years as a leader in post secondary education, and has undergone significant growth since its establishment and continues to grow today. All three Algonquin College Campuses have recently completed major expansion projects. The Perth and Pembroke Campuses have built all-new facilities, and the Ottawa Campus now features a new and innovative award-winning trades building, and a first-of-its-kind Student Commons building.

Algonquin College is located in the Nation’s Capital and the Ottawa Valley. Ottawa’s population is 865,000 and offers many of the perks of a smaller town. Algonquin is only minutes away from hundreds of kilometers of bike and recreational pathways, parks and natural areas. Ottawa is home to the Rideau Canal, a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site,’ for winter skating and summer boating and recreation. Being in a large city, Algonquin is only minutes away from urban and cultural amenities, including prime shopping, sports and athletics, museums, a wide range of restaurants and festivals. Algonquin is on a major transit hub which students and staff use to travel across Ottawa.

Why Algonquin College?

If you’re looking for world-class education in a vibrant, multicultural setting, you’ll find it here at Algonquin College. With over 180 programs and three campuses, we’re one of Canada’s largest colleges – yet we’re still small enough to nurture a friendly, student-oriented community atmosphere. The International Education Centre is here to help you succeed academically while enjoying life at our welcoming, multicultural school located in the heart of Ottawa, Canada.

At Algonquin College our mission is to transform hopes and dreams into lifelong success. We aim to be a global leader in personalized, digitally connected, experiential learning. Our core values include:

  • Caring: We have a sincere and compassionate interest in the well-being of the individual.
  • Learning: We believe in the pursuit of knowledge, personal growth and development.
  • Integrity:  We believe in trust, honesty and fairness in all relationships and transactions.
  • Respect: We value the dignity and uniqueness of the individual. We value the equity and diversity in our community.
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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year CAD$ 12,000
Cost of Living/Year CAD$ 11,000
Application Fee CAD$ 95
Estimated Total/Year CAD$ 25,857

Main majors

  • Arts and Design
  • Business
  • Media and Communication
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness


  • Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021
  • Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021
  • Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021
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