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Carleton University Admissions 2024: Acceptance Rate, Ranking & Application Fees

Dark Clock Icon Last updated on 29 Feb '24, by Rashmi Gupta (Study Abroad Expert)

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For fall term Carleton University application are open for international students. The university has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs is available at Carleton University. Study areas at Carleton University include Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Health Sciences, Journalism, etc. Carleton University has a 21% acceptance rate, indicating that admissions are highly selective. Students interested in admission to Carleton University can apply through OUAC. International students can also apply directly to Carleton University by completing the international student application, available through the Carleton 360 account. 

Carleton University Admission 2024 Highlights

Over 4,500 international students from over 150 countries are studying at Carleton University. Carleton University acceptance rate is 21% which makes the admission highly selective. It means that out of 100 applicants only 21 will get the admission. Given below are the admission highlights of Carleton University:



Application Portal

UG: OUAC or Carleton University portal

PG: Carleton University portal

Application Fee


Directly to Carleton University: 100 CAD

PG: 110 CAD (Except MBA: $160 CAD)

English Language Proficiency Tests Accepted

IELTS / TOEFL / PTE / Duolingo

Standardized Test Scores (PG)


Acceptance Rate


Read:Study Guide to Canada for Indian Students

Carleton University Courses & Fees 2024

At Carleton University Courses, more than 200 academic programs are available at the undergraduate level. The study areas at the undergraduate level include Commerce (Business), Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Communication and Media Studies, Information Technology, etc. On the other hand, more than 100 graduate programs are offered at Carleton University. Check the list of Carleton University’s popular programs, their duration, and the tuition fees from the table given below.



1st-Year Tuition Fees

MEng (11 Courses)

1 year-2 years

INR 14.74 L - 16.06 L

BE / BTech (26 Courses)

4-5 years

INR 18.3 L - 27.77 L

MS (13 Courses)

20 months-2 years

INR 9.8 L - 14.74 L

BSc (17 Courses)

4 years

INR 17.1 L - 18.3 L

MA (23 Courses)

12 months-2 years

INR 9.8 L - 12.09 L

Others UG (40 Courses)

4 years

INR 17.1 L - 19.63 L

MBA/PGDM (2 Courses)

16-24 months

INR 20.84 L - 22.32 L

BBA (7 Courses)

4 years

INR 17.1 L - 24.04 L

MIM (5 Courses)

1 year-30 months

INR 9.8 L - 17.24 L

BCom (9 Courses)

4 years

INR 20.35 L - 25.83 L

Carleton University Application Deadlines 2024

At the graduate level, Carleton University application deadline for international students varies from course to course. However, a general timeline of the admission deadlines for undergraduate courses at Carleton University is given below:



Start applying for September entry


Rolling admission begins, submit your documents


Accept the offer and start the process of study permit

February – June

Early deadline for some programs and Deadline to apply for a Prestige Scholarship


Deadline to apply for majority of the programs


Deadline to accept residence offers and pay the deposit of residence


Register for classes and prepare to come to Canada


Deadline for fee payment residence move-in


Attend orientation, International Welcome Week classes begin


Read: Application Process for Canada

What are the Carleton University admission dates for  2024 intake?

Below are the Carleton University application deadlines for international students for 2024 Intake:

Intake season Deadline
Winter Oct 15, 2024

Entry Requirements for Indian Students at Carleton University 2024 Intake

Given below are the admission requirements for Indian students willing to study at Carleton University.

Undergraduate Courses

Academic performance in previous studies is the main factor for admission to the undergraduate courses at Carleton University. Secondary school (high school) graduation is the typical minimum requirement. For Indian High School, one of the following Higher School Certificates is required:

  • All India School Certificate (CBSE)
  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • One of the state board certificates
  • Admission averages are calculated on the basis of 5-6 academic subjects completed in Class 12
  • Pre-requisite subjects must be taken at Class 12

Graduate Courses

  • Master’s Courses: Four-year bachelor’s degree equivalent – Completion of both a bachelor’s (three-year) degree and a Master’s OR Bachelor’s degree needing four years of study (For example: BPharm, MBBS, BTech, BEng or B.Arch). The minimum overall requirement is first-class division (65% - 74%, CGPA: 6.50 – 7.99)
  • Doctoral Courses: Students must have a master’s / graduate degree equivalent: Master’s, M.Phil, M.Law

Read: Eligibility Criteria for Indian Students

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B.E. / B.Tech Admissions 2024

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  • 10+2 with 70% aggregate
  • Accepting Exams: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo

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  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Liberal
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  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work4.5
Post study jobs3
Quality of faculty4.5
Student Life4.5
Value for money3.5
Public transportation2.5
Indian Food5
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Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Batch of 2024
Student life is good to enjoy.
Tips: You should go to the university website and check the syllabus for the course. Apply and join the course only after reading the description. If you are very interested in one specific course then you contact the professor for supervision Masters. Public transportation can be a little tricky to get around.
Likes (Student Life): There are many events happening on and off campus. There are multiple on campus cafes and food joints. The student association organizes events for students. You can enjoy meals in the summer outside. You can go to the various services available on campus.
Dislikes (Public transportation): The system is not reliable. The buses might get delayed. Sometimes the train is under maintenance. Having a private vehicle is the better way for transportation and you can think about a bike in summer but that is difficult in winter because of the snow.
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Tips: The culture of Canada is very welcoming and since there are many immigrants, it is easier to blend in. Carleton University is very welcoming in terms of international students. However, the scholarships are very rare for Canadians but you can secure a spot as a Teaching/Research Assistant. I would recommend doing prior research before arriving in terms of coursework. Pro tip- Connect to your seniors over LinkedIn or Facebook.
Likes (Safety): I can travel alone even after midnight. At one time, I remember I was travelling alone on public transport and even though I was the only passenger in the bus, I still felt safe. The Downtown here in Ottawa has a lot of homeless but they mind their own business and don't charm you in any way.
Dislikes (Internships): Internships are very hard to score as there are very few. Most internships are available in summer only so you have to adjust your courses accordingly. There are available internships related to construction but you need to apply very pro-actively in order to secure one as there is a lot of competition.
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Carleton University Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   How many international students are at Carleton University?


Over 4,500 international students from over 150 countries are studying at Carleton University. Furthermore, Carleton is home to many international students who chose to study in Ottawa. Around 22% of Carleton University’s graduate student population is made up of international students.


Q:   Is Carleton University good for international students?


 Situated in Ottawa, Carleton University offers opportunities to students that they will not find anywhere else. Carleton constantly ranks among the Top 5 comprehensive universities in Canada. More than 4,500 international students from over 150 countries are studying at Carleton University. Read: Top 10 Universities in Canada 


Q:   Is it hard to get into Carleton University as an Indian Student?


 According to unofficial sources, Carleton University acceptance rate is around 21%. This means that the university is highly selective when it comes to admissions. So, if students have a good percentage or grade then, there is a chance that Carleton might accept them. A few departments like Computer Science, Engineering, Journalism, and Political Science are a bit difficult to get into as they are competitive.


Q:   How to apply to Carleton University as an international student?


Prospective international students can apply for Carleton University admissions either through the Official Application Portal or through OUAC. Overseas applicants can follow the steps given below to apply as an international student at Carleton University:

  • For Undergraduate Courses: Students interested to take admission to Carleton University can apply through OUAC. International students can also apply directly to Carleton University by completing the international student application, available through Carleton 360 account. After applying, upload the relevant documents and then monitor the application

  • For Graduate Courses: Once a student has decided which course has to be chosen for studies, apply through Carleton 360 account. Enter all the necessary details, know the documents that have to be uploaded, and submit the online application by paying the application fee. After the submission of the application form, track the application status online.


Q:   Is Carleton University Computer Science good for international students?


Carleton University Computer Science course provides students an opportunity to increase their knowledge and expertise by combining coursework and through research in various areas like Computer Security, Algorithms, Computer Gaming, Computer Graphics, Distributed and Parallel Computing, Robotics and GIS. Also, a large number of high technology companies like IBM, Mitel, Thales, etc., and research labs like National Research Council, Communication Research Centre and Government of Canada departments are situated in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Graduating students of Carleton University have a large number of employment opportunities from research to development in areas like the creation of computer games, software security products, designing animation software, and more.


Q:   How can I get admission to Carleton University?


Given below is the application process to take admission to undergraduate and graduate courses of Carleton University.

Undergraduate Courses

  • First of all, check the application deadlines

  • Next, apply online and submit the application

  • Then, track the application. After the submission of the application, the applicants receive an email acknowledgment that the university has received the application

  • Next, upload the documents that are required for the application assessment

  • Check the admission decision and lastly, accept the offer of admission (if applicable)

Graduate Courses

  • Firstly, explore the graduate programs and check which programme is suitable to pursue

  • Then, prepare the documents that are required for the preferred program

  • Next, apply online by entering all the necessary details, uploading the required documents, and paying the application fee

  • Then, check the application status online


Q:   What is a good CGPA for Carleton?


If a candidate wishes to secure an admission in Carleton University graduate courses, then a four-year's bachelor's degree equivalent is required and the minimum overall for Carleton University GPA requirement is 6.50 - 7.99. Applications to graduate programs at Carleton University require students to submit documents like aptitude test results, academic transcripts, letters of reference, a statement of intent, CV/Resume, etc.


Q:   Which is better among Carleton University and the University of Windsor?


Carleton University as well as the University of Windsor are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rates of the universities. Overall, this information could be useful for students who are considering them.

Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the universities:

Name of The University


Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee

Carleton University



  UG course: INR 18.6 L - 28.3 L

  PG course: INR  21.2 L - 22.7 L

University of Windstor

# 1121


UG Course:  INR18.6 L - 28.3 L


PG course:  INR  20.1 L

(The comparison of fees was between the BTech course for UG and the MBA course for PG)


Q:   What is the rank of Carleton University MS?


According to QS, the Carleton University is ranked among top universities globally for MS program. As per the QS Physics and Astronomy Rankings, the Carleton University was ranked #501-550 in 2023 and #401-450 in 2022. Many of the Carleton University MS courses are ranked in top courses in the world. According to QS, the Carleton University ranks #401-450 in Engineering and Technology, and #351-400 in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings. Therefore, Carleton University is a good choice to study MS abroad.


Q:   What GMAT score is required for Carleton University?


A GMAT score is required to take admission to Carleton University. The Sprott School of Business at Carleton University requires the applicants to submit a minimum 550 GMAT score or an equivalent GRE score. Apart from this, the other requirements to pursue an MBA course at Carleton University are:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree with an overall CGPA of “B” which is the equivalent of 8.0 / 12 on Carleton’s scale

  • Two academic recommendations

  • Two or more years of professional work experience

  • Statement of Intent

  • Professional Resume

  • English Proficiency


Q:   What is Carleton University acceptance rate?


Carleton University has a 21% acceptance rate, indicating that admissions are highly selective. While most undergraduate courses demand a minimum aggregate score of 70, some competitive courses may require an average of 85% or higher. Admission to graduate courses, on the other hand, requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (85%). Candidates seeking for admission to Carleton University must always aim for an aggregate score that is higher than the minimum requirements in order to be considered equally.


Q:   Does Carleton University require GRE for MS in CS?


No, Carleton University does not require a GRE score. However, if students have appeared for it, then they can indicate their scores.


Q:   What do you need for Carleton University's Data Science and Analytics course?


To take admission to MEng Data Science and Analytics programme of Carleton University, Indian applicants are required to have a four-year’s bachelor’s degree equivalent and the minimum overall requirement in this is First class division. Specifically, for admission to MEng Data Science and Analytics, the applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, or a related discipline with an average of at least B+. Also, the applicants are required to submit English language proficiency score.


Q:   Does Carleton give scholarships for international students?


Yes, the Carleton University scholarships provide scholarships for students who have an admission average of 80 per cent or above and meet the language requirements. Students are automatically considered in their Renewable Entrance Scholarships. However, coming to the Carleton University Master’s scholarships, the university provides various awards that the applicant can apply for and could help minimize the student's Carleton University cost of living and fees.


Q:   How long is MEng at Carleton University?


At Carleton University, the duration of an MEng in Data Science and Analytics is two years. The first-year tuition fee is around INR 16 Lakh. Apart from the tuition fees, students are required to pay the amount for other expenses like hostel & meals, books and supplies, insurance, etc. and the total amount of these other expenses will account to around INR 9 Lakh.


Q:   Is Carleton University good for Data Science?


 After the completion of the studies, at the workplace, the graduates will be expected to analyze and synthesize complex data and communicate their findings to decision-makers in such a manner that is understandable. This skill set will be learned in MEng Data Science and Analytics programme at Carleton University. Furthermore, the Data Scientists and Data Analytics professionals focus on the collection, pre-processing, exploration, use and visualization of data from sensors, transactional data, and other sources. So, while studying MEng Data Science and Analytics programme students shall be exposed to various methodologies in these areas, and more.


Q:   How is the Carleton University MBA?


Carleton University MBA program estimated fee for international students is CAD 60,000. As per Carleton University, the MBA course is just not a world-class program but is a smart investment as it claims to offer one of the most affordable MBA degrees in Canada. 

Carleton University has an excellent MBA program that is certified by AACSB and NIBS. Hence, students will get a good education there at the Sprott School of Business. In order to secure an admission, students must submit an excellent application. Undergraduate CGPA, GMAT/GRE scores, IELTS/TOEFL scores, Statement of Purpose (SOP), Letters of Recommendation (LOR), extracurriculars, and so on are all important components of a master's application. 


Q:   What is Carleton University best known for academically?


Carleton University is popular for its courses in Journalism, Public Affairs, International Affairs, Architecture, and Technology. Apart from this, the university consistently ranks in the Top 5 among comprehensive universities in Canada. Furthermore, as per Maclean, Carleton was the first university in Canada to establish a graduate degree in Public Administration, and it is also home to the country's oldest 4-year journalism programs. Carleton University also takes pride in having one of the largest Engineering faculty members in the country.


Q:   Is studying in Carleton University expensive?


Carleton University offers more than 100 degree programs and specializations in leading fields such as Commerce (Business), Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Communication and Media Studies, Information Technology, and more. Annual tuition fee required to pursue a degree course at Carleton University is around 25-30L on an average, which can be considered expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.E. / B.Tech (26 courses)
INR 19 L - 31 L
B.Sc. (29 courses)
INR 18 L - 23 L
B.A. (51 courses)
INR 18 L - 20 L
BBA (9 courses)
INR 23 L - 30 L
BBA (7 courses)
INR 20 L - 28 L

Q:   What are some useful tips for students starting their first semester in Carleton University?


Carleton University 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 CDU:

  • 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:   What are some things that make Carleton University unique compared to other universities in Canada?


Carleton University boasts an excellent reputation for its meal program, cafe, and two bars. The campus is located in a quiet neighborhood for studying, between the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal in a beautiful setting. The city is well-served by Ottawa's comprehensive bus and OTrain network.

Reputable programs at Carleton include the Sprott School of Business, the Institute for Advanced Research and Innovation Smart Environments (ARISE), which focuses on applied research in the areas of clean technology, health technology, and communications technology, and the schools of journalism, architecture, industrial design, and public administration. There is a strong buzz at the university from the political atmosphere of the nation's capital combined with the activity of the journalism and public administration schools.


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