About UC

Welcome to University College, the founding college of the University of Toronto. We are a community built on a long history of non-sectarian education and research that challenges you to excel intellectually and prepares you to engage in the wider world.

University College has been independent of organized religion since our foundation in 1853, serving as a beacon for all those who seek an open education.  We continue to celebrate diversity, religious or otherwise, in everything we do.

The College is the home of professors from a range of disciplines who are not only leading researchers in their fields, but also committed to undergraduate education. Alongside our support for students studying in the many programs available through the Faculty of Arts and Science, the College also sponsors three interdisciplinary undergraduate programs--Canadian Studies, Cognitive Science, and Health Studies--and UC One, a set of small seminars for first-year students. The College is also affiliated with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies and the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

Our students have a high level of engagement and leadership through the UC Literary and Athletic Society, the Residence Council, the Commuter Student Centre, the student mentorship programs, and the student unions of the academic programs affiliated with the College. These programs address issues of social justice from a variety of perspectives and help our students develop the tools to apply what they learn in the classroom to the world around them. 

University College alumni are leaders in a wide variety of fields and they return to the College to help our students make the transition from school to the working world.

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni at UC work together to ensure that all thrive. At UC, not only do you shape your education, you help shape our community.