Carleton University is named after the former Carleton County, Ontario, which included the city of Ottawa at the time Carleton was founded. Its campus is located west of Old Ottawa South, within close proximity to The Glebe and Confederation Heights.
A cosmopolitan city of close to a million people, Ottawa is ideally situated just a few hours' drive from Toronto, Montreal and the United States. The city has an international airport and is well serviced by inter-city buses and trains.
Ottawa is one of the world's most beautiful capital cities with its historic architecture, interconnecting waterways, park-like greenery, and extensive walking and biking trails. Elegant shops, international restaurants, movie theatres, nightclubs and a bustling farmers' market flourish in a dynamic downtown core situated in the shadow of Canada's majestic Parliament buildings. Consistently ranked as one of Canada's most liveable and safe cities, Ottawa is part big city, part small town.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
City Population: 883,391
University Population: 26,771
Climate: Humid continental climate
Nearest Airport: Ottawa International Airport
Top reasons to study here:
- Underground tunnels link the campus buildings, a useful feature during rainy periods and cold winters!
- Each summer the Canadian Forces use Carleton residence facilities to house the Ceremonial Guard.
- The Ravens men's basketball team has won the national championship twelve times between 2002 and 2016