How Hard Will it be to Get into University in Brampton?


It’s no secret that universities have minimum admissions requirements for potential students, and different universities have different standards that must be met — it’s often “harder” to get into some programs than others. A university is on the brink of reality for Brampton, and the Ryerson-Sheridan partnership is sure to have admission standards of its own, too!

According to Maclean’s, in 2017 alone, over 433,000 high school students applied to attend an Ontario university. 

How many were accepted, you ask? 

Just 72,000, or just under 17 per cent of applicants. 

Maclean’s recently released a list of the minimum grade average of full-time students who were admitted to a university in ontario directly from a secondary school in the fall 2016 general round of admissions, courtesy of each university and based on program.

Here’s a look at what it takes for high school students to get into Arts, Science, Commerce, and Engineering programs across the province:

Though not many details have been released about curriculum and standards requirements, the Brampton university will be a Ryerson-Sheridan partnership focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) topics. 

Considering the minimum grade averages for Ryerson listed above, students applying for Arts (i.e. English, History, Sociology, etc.) programs could be looking at a minimum requirement of a 73-88 per cent average, students applying for Sciences (i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, etc.) might need a 72-90 per cent average, and students applying for Engineering programs may need a cream of the crop average at 88-90 per cent. 

On average, universities across the board require a minimum of a 70 per cent average, with Waterloo, Western, and Queens seeming to have slightly higher expectations, with minimums of 80 per cent.

It’s important to note that these numbers are largely based on academic performance, and they don’t reflect actual admissions requirements — those can typically be found on universities’ official websites or registration offices.

As for how hard it will actually be to get into Brampton’s new university, we’ll have to wait until the 2020s to see!

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