More students than ever before are applying for acceptance to the wide range of innovative programs at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
Despite a downward trend this year in applications from high school students across the entire Ontario university system (0.7 per cent lower), the number of students selecting UOIT as one of their top-three choices has increased by 3.3 per cent. UOIT joins other universities in the Greater Toronto Area that have reported a rise in applications.
Application to many UOIT programs is higher when compared to a year ago, particularly in areas such as engineering, science (especially digital media), legal studies and health sciences.
“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s strong focus on student experience and proven career outcomes continue to make us a popular choice for students seeking undergraduate education,” said Brad MacIsaac, Registrar and Assistant Vice-President, Planning and Analysis. “Our main increases in high school applicants have come in our Engineering, Science, and Health Sciences programs. It is encouraging to see further growth in our applications in spite of the current provincial demographic shift.”
Many students appear to be attracted to the university’s emphasis on gaining real-world experience from industry partners. In 2013-2014, more than four out of five graduating students participated in work-integrated learning through opportunities such as co-ops, internships and practicums.
Applications for admission to undergraduate programs at Ontario’s universities are processed by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).