Victoria College (Vic) is an academic environment where students and professors are committed to building a community that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity and is energized by challenge. It is both intimate and expansive, delivering a small-school experience within the larger network of opportunity offered by the University of Toronto.
Vic fosters this small school experience by ensuring that all first year students enrol in a small class; students can take either a thought-provoking first-year seminar course, a Vic One Hundreds seminar or be part of the renowned Vic One Program.
Vic guarantees all newly admitted first year Vic students a place in one of our residences. There are four residence buildings to choose from, with styles ranging from traditional dorms to apartment style suites.
Vic sponsors a number of interdisciplinary programs: Literary Studies; Material Culture; Renaissance Studies; Semiotics and Communication Studies; and a primary/junior level Concurrent Teacher Education Program.
SIZE: 3,300 students
DATE FOUNDED: 1836
- Margaret Atwood, author
- Norman Jewison, filmmaker
- Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada
Scholarships and Awards
- Over 120 admission scholarships with values ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. Awards are based on merit; some take extracurricular involvement and financial need into consideration.
- Vari Scholarship of $10,000 a year, for five years (total of $50,000) for students with Ontario residency and financial need who intend to enter the teaching profession. An application is required.
- Guaranteed in-course scholarships of $1,000 for students who maintain an A average, in their first, second and third year at Vic.
- Participation awards for students who are actively involved in campus life, as well as special awards for best musical composition, book collection and writing outside of a course.
- Generous bursaries for students who have demonstrated financial need.
- Bursaries of up to $2,000 for students to participate in a U of T study abroad program.