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Future Students

The University of Toronto is a global leader in research and teaching. We provide diverse and extensive areas of study organized around intimate learning communities. That is what creates an exceptional learning environment for our students. Customize your education at U of T and join a network of over 560,000 accomplished alumni around the world.

First Year Foundations

Looking for an exceptional first-year program? Jump in and stimulate your brain with The One programs designed for smaller group learning experiences.

Dynamic student life

At U of T you can choose from 1000+ diverse organizations and student groups, whether you’re interested in athletic teams, arts and culture, academic associations and community involvement.

“At the Pan Am Games I swam the 200m butterfly. To see a bunch of my teammates there all wearing their U of T gear and cheering me on is something very special.”

Team Canada and former Varsity Blues swimmer, recent alumnus

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#UofTGrad18: Meet two of U of T's academically outstanding graduating students

A woman whose brother's brain tumour prompted her to study neuroscience and psychology at the University of Toronto.

A commerce student whose interest in social entrepreneurship led him to get involved in a number of U of T clubs.

Both Olivia Rennie and Richard Zhang are this year’s U of T recipients of the Governor General's Silver Medal, bestowed on the most academically outstanding graduating students.

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First in their family to go to university, these U of T students reflect on graduation

Graduation is a milestone in many people's lives, but especially for those who are the first in their family to don a convocation robe. 

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#UofTGrad18: Meet Wali Shah, spoken word poet, motivational speaker

University of Toronto's Wali Shah is a spoken word artist who performed at WeDay in 2014 alongside Selena Gomez and Kendrick Lamar, and is an ambassador for Crime Stoppers International and Bell Let's Talk.

Graduating this year from U of T Mississauga, Shah speaks at schools, empowering youth and raising awareness on issues like anti-bullying, mental health and social change. He's currently the city of Mississauga's poet laureate.


“What I really studied the most and really focused on has been the technology of the human being, and our culture and society, not the digital society. That was instilled in me by my mentors."

Bill Buxton

Master of Science (MSc) 1978, Hon. Doctor of Science (Hon. DSc) 2013


The college system

All students within the Faculty of Arts & Science on the downtown Toronto (St. George) campus are affiliated with one of seven colleges. These colleges have deep roots in the history of the University of Toronto; the college system dates back to the earliest days of the university and remains one of its distinctive features. The colleges are a home base for their students and provide the advantages of a closer-knit community experience within a large research university.