Winter at St. George campus

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.

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.

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.

“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

Photo by Sandy Nicholson


Photo of excavation outside archeology building

High school students dig into the past during Archaeology Centre summer program

“Archeology is the same as history; it tells a story,” says Grade 11 student Scarlet Lowrie.

This summer, she joined four other high school students from across Ontario with a mutual love of history and curiosity about the past for a two-week intensive program offered by the department of anthropology’s Archaeology Centre in the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Now in its fourth year, the program was led by PhD students Danielle Desmarais, Elliott Fuller and Emma Yasui.

Rendering of Spadina-Sussex residence

U of T reaches agreement to build 23-storey student residence

Facing a housing crunch, the University of Toronto has reached an agreement with the city and local community groups that allows it to build a badly needed new 23-storey student residence at the corner of Spadina and Sussex Avenues.

The slender tower, the first new residence building to be constructed on the downtown Toronto campus in a decade, will house 511 students in a bright, airy structure that mixes modern residence spaces with lively retail storefronts.

It will also incorporate a three-storey heritage building into its façade.

Photo of Layer 6 AI team

U of T alumni and graduate students part of Layer 6 AI's win in global competition

University of Toronto alumni and interns have helped propel Toronto’s Layer 6 AI, part of TD Bank Group, to the top of the leader board in a global artificial intelligence contest for the second year in a row.

The RecSys Challenge, sponsored this year by Spotify, asked teams to automate personalized music playlists using the company’s music data.


“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.