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    OCAD University, TORONTO, ONTARIO

    Toronto, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1876established year
    7.3/10

    OCAD University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Founded in 1876, OCAD University is dedicated to art, music and media and was founded by the Ontario Society of Artists. It was established as a university in 2002 and is one of the top institutes for higher education in Canada best known for digital art, creative writing and indigenous digital culture. OCAD has about 255 graduates and 4,376 undergraduate students from 50 different countries, indicating its multicultural nature and popularity. The university includes 250 full-time faculty members approximately and the student-faculty ratio is 15:1. The university provides 17 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs flexibly to the enrolled students.

    Rankings

    Rank Ranking Agency
    #58 in country rank UniRank Rankings in 2020
    101 - 150 in art and design course QS world ranking in 2020
    #50 in Canada EduRank in 2019
    #6084 in Excellence Ranking of Universities around the World Webometrics' 2020
    #4 in Toronto EduRank in 2019
    #2160 in world rank UniRank Rankings in 2020

    Ocad University, Canada Highlights

    Established 1876
    Type Public
    Campus setting Urban
    Endowment 15.5 million CAD
    Administrative staff 250
    Cost of attendance 20,631 CAD approximately
    Financial aids Scholarships, loans and grants
    Housing facility Not Offered
    Cumulative number of students 4,376 undergraduates and 255 graduates
    Official Website ocadu.ca

    Campus

    • The OCAD university’s campus is located in Richmond St West in Toronto, Canada and is considered to be a commuter campus.
    • The campus is nearer to various landmarks like The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, City of Toronto Recreation Centre and the Toronto Governor Grosvenor YMCA Centre.
    • Bike tracks, Toronto Parks, Woodlands, Glacial Lake Iroquois and eleven beaches can be found near the OCAD campus.
    • The students wellness centre, different clubs and organisations like the Muslim association, GAMA club and Art in Public Spaces club are the most talked about centres in the entire campus.

    Residence

    • OCAD University does not provide on-campus housing facilities but does include a plan called Toronto Home Share.
    • Through this plan, the students will be provided housing with affordable rents ranging from 400 USD to 600 USD.
    • This scheme is specially designed to help international students find accommodation in Canada.
    • OCAD also provides co-op houses, independent residences and online housing services in the Greater Toronto Area.
    • In other ways, the students can use the FindStorageFast service to store valuables and search other housing facilities.
    • The facilities provided along with the residence - style housing at Campus One Student Residence are fully furnished suites, fireplace, lounges, fitness center, Penthouse level Sky Lounge, laundry room, 3-meal food Program, high-speed Wi-Fi and full-time security.
    • For international students, Homestay Network plan is another residential option offered by OCAD which lets the students stay with families in Toronto.

    Programs

    • Programs at OCAD University are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    • OCAD University offers courses like Contemporary Art and Design, Creative Writing, Criticism and Curatorial Practice specially for international students along with the programs that include more than 20 art minors and 16 majors programs.
    • The university offers more than 6 graduate programs in Digital Futures, Strategic Foresight and Innovation.
    • Other popular courses at the university are spoken word, indigenous visual culture, design in advertising, digital futures, graphic designing, illustrations, integrated media, curatorial practice and creative writing.
    • The Bachelors in Fine Arts is the most opted course in OCAD.

    Application Process

    For international students, getting admissions at OCAD University requires the following steps:

    Application Portal: Online portal

    Application Fees: No application fees for the undergraduate students, 110 CAD for graduate

    Application Deadline: UG: February 4 , PG: May 8

    Application Requirements:

    • Completed application form
    • Statement of intent
    • Portfolios
    • Work experience along with samples
    • English translated official transcripts
    • English language proficiency scores

    For graduates:

    • Completed application form
    • Application fees
    • Three reference letters
    • Statement of intent
    • Portfolios
    • Work experience with samples
    • English translated official transcripts
    • English language proficiency scores
    • 500 word research proposal
    • CV / resume

    Cost Of Attendance

    • Tuition fee may vary with programs. Cost of attendance includes rent, meal, tuition and other basic expenses.
    • The table below mentions the cost of living in Canada while studying at the university.
    Expenses UG (CAD) PG (CAD)
    Tuition 13, 941 13, 177
    Student fee 87 87
    Health facilities 434 434
    Accommodation 600-800 600-800
    Food Not available Not available
    Books 800 Not available
    Personal expenses 9920 9920
    Health insurance 636 636

    Financial Aids

    • OCAD University’s scholarships are available as Merit-Based Scholarships Awards, OCAD U Bursary and International Students Emergency Funds for financial aid.
    • The In-Study Scholarships award is offered to the students of art, design, and liberal arts with 60% or above marks.
    • The AwardSpring application system is used for selection.
    • The following is a list of some international scholarships:
      • Sir Edmund Walker Award: This award is for the fourth-year students pursuing Masters' level and offers 10, 000 CAD per year.
      • OCAD University Entrance Scholarships: This scholarship is for the undergraduate students and offers 500-5,000 CAD a year.
      • Trudeau foundation Scholarships: This scholarship is for the students enrolled in PhD in the field of Humanities or Social Sciences and offers 60,000 CAD per year.
      • Inclusive Design International Student Scholarship: This Scholarship is offered to the International Applicant enrolled for the fall and winter Term with a grade average of 80% and offers 3,500 CAD every year for two consecutive years.

    Alumni

    • Some of the notable alumni of the OCAD University:
      • JEH MacDonald, an artist who initiated the first major National Canadian Art Movement
      • Franklin Carmichael, a landscape artist
      • Doris McCarthy, an artist who paints Abstract Canadian Landscapes
    • OCAD University helps the students avail the following alumni services:
      • Career services
      • Low rate insurance
      • Events
      • Discounts

    Placements

    • The Campus Employment Program for International Students (CEPIS) offers part-time employment on-campus. Students with full-time enrollment in a degree program and study permit are eligible for the placement.
    • The students can also become a part of the alumni association to be a part of the career fairs and workshops.
    $ 24,4301st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL84|PTE58

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    P
    9 / 10

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS7.0|TOEFL90

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL84|PTE58

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL84|PTE58

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 01

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL84|PTE58

    OCAD University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    DLI Number
    O19332928222
    Application Cost
    $100
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $24,430 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.5--
    Reading-6--
    Writing-6--
    Listening-6--
    Speaking-6--
    PTE-58--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-84--
    Reading-20--
    Listening-19--
    Speaking-22--
    Writing-20--

    Attendance Cost

    $24430

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,430 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $28,432 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Interior Design Programs
    Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    Ranking

    202020192018
    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED  #101 - #150

    Design(International)

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.3 out of 10
    9.0/10Academic
    5.7/10Accommodation
    8.7/10Faculty
    6.3/10Infrastructure
    9.0/10Placement
    8.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    R
    6.8 /10

    It was the best art institute in Canada.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's a diverse and relevant syllabus constantly adapting to the time we are living in.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    PJ
    9.0 /10

    I wanted to pursue graphic design since I got to know about the course. But due to the unavailability of a proper college in my country, I decided to study abroad. I found out about OCAD University during my research process. In order to obtain admission to OCAD University, I paid an application fee of $110.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course covered topics like the design process, drawing, photography for communication, etc in the first year. In the second year topics like typography, sustainable design, packaging design was covered, the third year and fourth year was the focused majority on the core requirements.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    SH
    6.2 /10

    I found out about this college because when I was researching the different digital art programs I wanted to go to this program that really stood out. OCAD is a school dedicated to teaching future artists and creators. I also applied to Ryerson but to get into OCAD I needed a portfolio (Ryerson didn’t need one even though it was an art program) and I liked that everyone in the program would have been at a similar or higher level than me because they had been screened with a portfolio. After I got my conditional acceptance they told me I needed only a 70% average in my grade 12 years to be able to go to their school and I got an 84%.

    Course Curriculum :

    I enjoy all my courses at the moment and I think they’re very good at OCAD at teaching you something and then giving you time in class to try it out and ask questions and learn more about the concept hands-on.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    2 /10 infrastructure
    1 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
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    100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Restaurant
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy

    Bus Station

    Dundas St West At Mccaul St0.21 km
    Dundas St West At Beverley St0.23 km
    Dundas St West At Mccaul St0.24 km
    University Ave At Dundas St West South Side0.30 km
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    Airport

    Hospital Helipad0.51 km
    Polten & Associates, Lawyers and Notaries0.67 km
    Adventure Flying Ltd1.76 km
    Toronto Service Limo1.89 km
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    Book Store

    AnimeXtreme Inc.0.55 km
    Ben McNally Books0.86 km
    Indigospirit0.87 km
    Silver Snail0.94 km
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    Restaurant

    The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar0.38 km
    The Fifth & Terrace0.48 km
    HOTEL OCHO0.54 km
    Donatello Restaurant0.79 km
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    Shopping Mall

    TagBuy.com0.55 km
    Chinatown Centre0.61 km
    CF Toronto Eaton Centre0.88 km
    Shops At Aura0.97 km
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    Pharmacy

    Rexall0.78 km
    Loblaws4.65 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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