Registration growth at Oshawa’s Ontario Tech once again number one in Ontario


Published January 19, 2023 at 3:59 pm

Ontario Tech University posted best-in-province numbers for academic recruitment growth for the second consecutive year.

The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) reported following the January 12 deadline for high school students to apply to an undergraduate program that the Oshawa school topped the list with 12,416 high school student applications, an Ontario-leading 20.3 per cent year-over-year increase from 10,317 last year.

Ontario Tech also enjoyed an 18.8 per cent year-over-year increase among students marking the school as their No.1 choice. Ontario Tech surpassed 12,000 applications after eclipsing the 10,000-application mark for the first time last year.

When combined with applications numbers from last January the university’s upward trajectory is even more impressive. Measured against the recruitment cycle from just two years ago, applications to Ontario Tech have increased 60.5 per cent over that span.

“Our tradition of in-demand degree programs that produce job-ready graduates is clearly a major component of the Ontario Tech story that is resonating with future students,” said Ontario Tech Registrar Dr. Joe Stokes. “They are attracted by our campus culture and the reputational high quality of our student services. They are aware of our powerful connections with industry partners, and they know about the career successes our alumni are experiencing.”

Popular Ontario Tech programs for the 2023-2024 recruitment cycle include:

  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Human Health Science
  • Legal Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
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