The University of Toronto Scarborough campus is sneaking up on bigger-name schools and winning students over.
The “dark-horse” campus is receiving more applications as Scarborough students want to remain close to home.
“The increased academic quality of those applicants means that UTSC has doubled the number of early offers of admission,” Shelley Romoff, director of public affairs said.
Scarborough students have a place to continue their education without paying a premium to move out. Able to live at home and commute to school can reduce financial stress on both students and their families.
Scarborough resident Anujah Posarajah, a third-year student at the St. George campus, chose to enroll at UTSG because she thought that campus offered a better facility and learning experience.
“I chose to go to UTSG because their facilities are better and are known to be the best campus out of the three campuses that belong to the U of T family,” Posarajah said.
UTSC directors say they are hoping to continue this positive reception and will continue to invest more in their facilities and programs.
“As more students reflect upon the kind of university experience they hope to have – a prestigious U of T education in a smaller, supportive community environment – UTSC becomes very appealing,” Curtis Cole, registrar and director of enrolment management said.
UTSC is experiencing an upward trend in both the number of admissions and the quality of their programs. The Scarborough community appears to be looking at UTSC as a positive, more appealing post- secondary institute.