UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - Seven peaks education


A. Overview

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelve colleges, which differ in character and history, each with substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs. It has two satellite campuses in Scarborough and Mississauga.

Academically, the University of Toronto is noted for influential movements and curricula in literary criticism and communication theory, known collectively as the Toronto School. The university was the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research, and was the site of the first practical electron microscope, the development of multi-touch technology, the identification of the first black hole Cygnus X-1, and the development of the theory of NP-completeness. By a significant margin, it receives the most annual scientific research funding of any Canadian university. It is one of two members of the Association of American Universities outside the United States, the other being McGill University.

The Varsity Blues are the athletic teams that represent the university in intercollegiate league matches, with long and storied ties to gridiron football and ice hockey. The university's Hart House is an early example of the North American student centre, simultaneously serving cultural, intellectual and recreational interests within its large Gothic-revival complex.

The University of Toronto has educated two Governors General of Canada and four Prime Ministers of Canada, four foreign leaders,[who?] fourteen Justices of the Supreme Court, and has been affiliated with ten Nobel laureates.

B. Why study with University of Toronto

- U of T offers more than 700 undergraduate programs.
- The University’s library system is the third largest in North America.
- U of T offers second entry professional programs in Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law and Medicine.
- The University offers more than 59 professional graduate programs and 45 combined programs that include professional master’s components.
- The University of Toronto offers 222 master’s and doctoral level graduate programs in a wide variety of fields.
- The University is a research powerhouse, attracting $1.3 billion in research funding each year.
- The University is a leader incommercialization and the creation of new start-ups.
- Each year the University employs approximately 3,000 students in Work Study jobs.
- The University of Toronto’s faculty produce more research and scholarships than almost any other institution worldwide; in North America, only Harvard University publishes more academic papers.
- The University of Toronto has more than 800 student clubs across all three campuses.

Available Courses

- Architecture, Landscape and Design
- Art and Sciences
- Applied Science and Engineering
- Music
- Kinesiology and Physical Education
- Chemical & Physical Sciences
- Commerce
- Communication, Culture, Information & Technology
- Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics
- Forensic Science - Humanities
- Life Sciences
- Management
- Psychology
- Social Sciences
- Theatre & Drama
- Visual Studies




International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module

  • The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

  • Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

  • Paper-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE

Discretionary Range: total score 573-597 + 4.5 on TWE

Test results that fall into the discretionary ranges indicated above will be reviewed automatically. Applicants will be notified if their discretionary range score satisfies the English language requirement. As we cannot guarantee that these scores will be accepted, it is recommended that applicants arrange to take another test if the official results can be submitted to us by the appropriate document deadline.