Secondary school students applying to Ryerson in record numbers
January 23, 2013
Demand for a Ryerson University education continues to be very strong, according to the first statistics available for fall 2013 applications to Ontario universities. Figures released this week by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre show:
- Overall applications to Ryerson from Ontario secondary school students are up 4,735, a jump of 11.7% over the previous year.
- The number of secondary school students selecting Ryerson as their first choice for a university education is up 734 or 7.8% over last year – more than triple the system average of 2.4%.
- With 10 applications for each available space Ryerson has more applications relative to spaces available than any Ontario university.
“The message is that Ryerson is the place to be. Credit for these terrific numbers goes to everyone at Ryerson who works so hard throughout the year to teach, engage, recruit and serve our students,” said Sheldon Levy, President of Ryerson University. “Credit also goes to our students and alumni for being wonderful ambassadors. Ryerson’s innovative, entrepreneurial and experiential approach to education is clearly resonating with young people when they consider their options for postsecondary education.”
Statistics for all universities are available at ouac.on.ca.
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