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Algonquin College: Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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About Algonquin College

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Year of establishment
1967
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Total foreign students
4000
Campus size
92 acres
No. of campus
1
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Male/Female ratio
0.88
UG/PG course ratio
0.2
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Q:   What is the Algonquin College ranking?

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Algonquin College is a well-known instituion based in Ottawa, Canada which secured the rank #1531 in QS World University Rankings 2022. The institution did not it make it to the list of ranked universities in the QS World University Rankings 2023 & 2024. However, it is considered to be a very good study abroad option for international students. It offers a variety of programs in fields of Accounting and Financing, Engineering, Sciences, Commerce, Human Resources, Journalism, Public Relations and more. Algonquin College also leads students towards practical learning that promotes real life benefitting work

 

Q:   What are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester in Algonquin College?

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Algonquin College is one of the best universities in Canada and students across the world desire to study here. Listed below are some helpful tips for students starting their first semester in Algonquin College:

  • Join clubs and participate actively in co-curricular activities;
  • Build a schedule and stay organized;
  • Engage in part-time jobs on and off campus;
  • Enjoy the beautiful city of Ottawa;
  • Do not procastinate studying; and
  • Find out a way to de-stress and engage in fun activities/events.
 

Q:   Is the Algonquin College good for international students?

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Algonquin college offers a variety of courses with more than 200 programs across undergraduate, graduate and postggraduate courses. It focuses on a student-centered approach that promotes success through hands-on, experiential teaching, comprehensive resources, diverse support services, and dedicated faculty and staff. It also leads students towards practical learning that promotes real life benefitting work. The tuition fee is also moderately expensive and the return on investment through placements is also good. Hence, international students can keep an eye on Algonquin College.

 

Q:   Is Algonquin College better than Humber College?

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Algonquin College and Humber College are both good institutions and have their own strengths as well as weaknesses. According to the QS World University Rankings 2022, Algonquin College secured the rank #1531, whereas Humber College claimed the rank #1423. On the basis of rankings, Humber College has an upper hand.

Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:

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Algonquin College

Humber College

Acceptance Rate

60%

70%

Average GPA

3.6

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Annual Tuition Fee (B.Tech)

INR 22.2 L

INR 11.5 L - 14.2 L

 

Q:   Is George Brown a better college than Algonquin College?

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Both George Brown College and Algonquin College are recognised universities that provide a variety of programs and courses. The "better" college for you would be determined by your personal requirements, such as the programme you're interested in, proximity, campus amenities, and other criteria. It is critical to explore and compare each college's specific offerings, professors, and resources to choose which one best meets your academic and career objectives. When comparing these universities, think about the exact programme offers, the reputation of the programme you're interested in, the location and campus facilities, industry contacts and possibilities for experiential learning, and any other aspects that matter to you. To better understand each college's environment and culture, consider visiting campuses, attending information sessions, or speaking with current students or alumni.

 

Algonquin College Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does Algonquin College provide scholarship to international students?

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Yes, Algonquin College does provide scholarship to international students and they are as follows:

Arnold Smith Royal Commonwealth Society Scholarship- Ottawa Chapter

Awarded to an International student entering level 2 with a high GPA.  Recipient should be a student from a Commonwealth country other than Canada.

David Phillipe Duguay Scholarship for Academic Achievement

Awarded to a mature student in Level 2 of the Social Service Worker programme with a high GPA. A mature student is defined as someone who is 25 years of age at the time they are considered for the Scholarship. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Gary Neville Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to two students, in their second year of studies, one in Broadcasting – Radio, one in Broadcasting –Television, who can demonstrate academic merit. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

guard.me International Student Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time returning (after one term completion) international student (s) with a minimum GPA of 3.6.

Out of this World Scholarship 

Awarded to a student in the Mechanical Techniques -Plumbing programme with a high GPA. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Paramedic Scholarship of Excellence

Awarded to a full-time student who has completed the 2nd semester of the Paramedic programme with the highest GPA. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Revera Living Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating student in the Retirement Communities Management Program with the highest GPA. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

 

Q:   What are the awards offered to students at Algonquin college?

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Merit students receive awards as a form of appreciation in the Algonquin College and they are as follows:

David Loye Award

Awarded to a student enrolled in Level 6 of the Applied Museum Studies programme with a 3.8 GPA or higher who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the cultural industry through extra-curricular activities. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Mercury Award of Excellence

Awarded to a graduating student in the Animation program who has shown professionalism in the field, a positive attitude, works well with others, an is a good animator that continues to improve. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Out of this World Award

Awarded to a female student enrolled in the Mechanical Techniques-Plumbing programme who demonstrates a high level of plumbing skills and a strong  overall academic record. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Sarah Grantier Award

Awarded to a second year Public Relations student who demonstrates strong written and verbal skills, good public speaker, is a team player and has the ability to bring out the best in people. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

We Saved You a Seat Entrance Awards

International women who want to pursue studies at Algonquin College in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) programs are encouraged to apply online for We Saved You a Seat entrance awards. Open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

Hydro Ottawa Award

Awarded to a female student (s) enrolled in the first semester of the Powerline Technician program. Recipients commit to maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (equivalent to the letter grade B).

Scotiabank Women in Tech Award

Awarded to five female students registered full-time in one of the following programs: Computer Systems Technician (Co-op), Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Co-op and regular options) or Electrical Engineering Technician (Co-op). Recipients commit to maintaining a 3.0 grade point average (equivalent to the letter grade B).

 

Q:   Is Algonquin College expensive for international students?

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Alonquin College offers a variety of courses in the fields of Accounting and Financing, Engineering, Sciences, Commerce, Human Resources, Journalism, Public Relations and more. Studying at Algonquin College can be considered comparitively inexpensive since the annual tuition fee at the institution is on the affordable end, as compared to other study abroad options. Students can refer to the table below to have a look at Algonquin College's first year fees requirements:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

UG Diploma (8 Courses)

INR 8.5 L - INR 9.81 L

BE / BTech (2 Courses)

INR 21.82 L

PG Certificate (6 Courses)

INR 8.56 L - INR 11.76 L

BHM (1 Courses)

INR 11.06 L

B.Com (1 Courses)

INR 9.86 L

 

Algonquin College Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 95 - 166
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Q:   How can international students apply to Algonquin College?

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International students can apply to Algonquin College in the following ways:

  • Choose a suitable programme or course that you want to specialize in. The applicant can use the career tools available to help them choose a programme that is best suited.
  • Apply online through the International Application Portal
  • The applicant can track their application using the Algonquin College Student Information System.
  • The application should fulfill the admission requirements and if it also requires an assessment, then the same will be notified to the applicant via email.
  • After receiving the offer, the applicant can select the offer of admission that they wish to accept.
  • The applicant is required to pay a tuition deposit of CAD 500 which is non-refundable.
  • Submit any remaining admission documents and if those are not submitted by the deadline then the offer may be cancelled.
 

Q:   What is the Algonquin College acceptance rate?

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Algonquin College acceptance rate is nearly 60% and this figure indicates that on an average, 60 out of every 100 applicants manage to secure admission in the institution. Hence, this makes Algonquin College a moderately competitive school to get in. Students must not show any laxity and must fulfill all the admission, documents and English proficiency language requirements. Also, the candidate's academic credentials, extracurricular engagement and personal qualities must suit the profile of Algonquin College in order to get enrolled in the university.

Note: The data is taken from unofficial sources and is subjected to change every year.

 

Q:   What are the requirements for Algonquin College for Indian Students?

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The admission for Post-Secondary Bachelor programmes has the following requirements:

  • One of the following certificates have to be submitted with a minimum mark as per AC programme:
  1. High Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  2. The India Senior School Certificate
  3. The Pre-University Examination Certificate
  4. The Intermediate Examination Certificate
  • English Language requirements is a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS Academic.
  • Copy of passport
 

Algonquin College Fees, Duration and Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
UG Diploma(8 courses)
INR 9 L - 10 L
Duration2-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, TOEFL: 80 - 88, PTE: 53 - 55
BHM(1 course)
INR 11 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
PG Certificate(6 courses)
INR 9 L - 12 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 - 61
B.E. / B.Tech(2 courses)
INR 22 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 86 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.Com(1 course)
INR 10 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
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Q:   What are the Algonquin College English language requirements?

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One of the most important admission requirements at Algonquin College is the fulfillment of English language proficiency exam scores from international students. Students must've achieve the minimum score requirements mentioned in the table below in order to get enrolled in Algonquin College.

English Proficiency Exam

Minimum Score Required

IELTS Academic

Overall 6.5

TOEFL iBT

88

Cambridge

176

PTE

Minimum 60

CAEL

Overall 70

Duolingo

Overall 115

Note: IELTS Academic is the only acceptable test for students residing in India and Pakistan, with no band lower than 6 as IELTS 6.0 is the requirement for the SDS Study Permit Application.

 

Q:   How much Algonquin College cost for international students?

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Algonquin College is comparatively more affordable than other universities in Canada. Costs at Algonquin can vary by programme and where the student has chosen to live along with the lifestyle. The estimated budget costs for international students is given in the following table:

Component

Estimated Cost

Learning Resources and School Supplies

CAD 200 – CAD 1,000

Optional Items

 

Clothing

CAD 800

Miscellaneous

CAD 1,150

Total Optional Items

CAD 1,950

Homestay (Fees are for 1 Month)

 

Application fee

CAD 250

Accommodations & Meals (3 meals/day)

CAD 940

Total Homestay

CAD 1,190

Residence (8 Months)

 

Accommodations

CAD 7,720

Meal Plan (Mandatory)

CAD 3,350

Total Residence

CAD 11,070

Off Campus Housing 1 Month

 

2 Bedroom Apartment (estimated cost only)

CAD 1,200 – CAD 1,400

 

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Q:   What is the salary package for courses at Algonquin College for international students?

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The Algonquin College graduates and alumni salaries by job is given in the following table:

Course/Degree*

Sample Salary*

IT and Software Development

USD 57,000

Other Degree

USD 34,000

The average salary of graduates at Algonquin College in an academic year is USD 22,000 based on 7 job profiles. 43% of the employees lie between 26-31 years.

*Data taken from unofficial sources.

 

Q:   Does Algonquin College give work permit to international students?

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Algonquin College offers co-op/internship work permit to international students based on their programme of study only. The work permit is a document that will list Algonquin College as the employer and that cannot form more than 50% of the study permit. The work permit is only important for the programme the student is specializing in. The study permit may allow on and off-campus work for students. The international students who have enrolled in the co-op programme or not will require to show the essential work experience in their programme of study.
 

Algonquin College Rankings 2024

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Q:   Is the Algonquin College good for international students?

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Algonquin college offers a variety of courses with more than 200 programs across undergraduate, graduate and postggraduate courses. It focuses on a student-centered approach that promotes success through hands-on, experiential teaching, comprehensive resources, diverse support services, and dedicated faculty and staff. It also leads students towards practical learning that promotes real life benefitting work. The tuition fee is also moderately expensive and the return on investment through placements is also good. Hence, international students can keep an eye on Algonquin College.

 

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Q:   Why should I study in Canada?

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Some of the benefits of studying in Canada for international students include:

  • World-class universities:  Canadian universities are ranked among the top universities in the world. In the QS World University Rankings 2024, a total of 9 Canadian universities are within the first 200 ranks. Whereas, in the Times Higher Education (THE) World Universities Rankings 2023, a total of 7 universities are in the 200 ranks.
  • Affordable education: Compared to the US and UK, the tuition fee in Canada is fairly cheaper. If we consider the return on investment, Canada is quite a viable option for Indian students. One can also apply for a range of Canadian scholarships to cut down the educational expenses.
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  • Immigration opportunities: The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP Canada) in Canada shall allow students to stay there and get some work experience after the completion of graduation. The maximum length of a PGWP is three years.
 

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Being one of the largest colleges in Canada, Algonquin college is known for offering over 200 programs to 20,000 students in Bachelor and post graduate degrees and Diploma and certificates.  The college is renowned for its excellency in Animation training. It is regarded as one of the world’s top co

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The Algonquin deadline differ or varies programme wise. It is also likely that the deadline may depend on the intake availability. Students must go through the programme eligibility criteria and deadline to take admission. Mentioned below are the Algonquin College application deadlines for UG and PG

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International students can apply for admission through international application portal. The application fee for Algonquin college is CAD 95 (INR 5,773) which is non-refundable.

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The admission process of Algonquin College requires students to apply through the university official portal. However, it is possible that the requirements for the students may change. The college requires students to meet the programme specific criteria as selected by the student. The other require

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The deadline at Algonquin College varies as per the term intake availability and the choice of program. Students must contact the university official department to know more. However, the offer confirmation deadline for winter intake is 1 Jul, 2024.

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