Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University

2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

+1 905-721-8668


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  • This is not even a library, this is place where apparently everyone comes to just hang out and chat. What happened to a quiet and respectful place to get homework and studying done. The security that works here is an absolute joke and should kick students out for being loud and disrespectful just like any librarian would. I come here because I cant focus on homework at home and the library should be quiet but its not. The staff and admin do not do anything to change it and its beyond frustrating. Get better staff or security or implement better rules and regulations.

  • nice for international students, totally a good university but some advisor do not really help students to deal with their academic issues.

  • I did my undergraduate (2008-2012) and MASc (2013-2015) here. As this is Ontario's newest university it has new buildings and equipment. They are constantly building as the school needs space. The profs are generally pretty good and are very helpful if you are willing to put in the effort to succeed. UOIT (I will always think of it that way) has good ties to industry, at least in engineering. If you are looking for a place with school spirit or a night life though, this is not it. UOIT is definitely for the student that just wants to go to school and get a degree. The cafeterias are pretty bad, though that might have changed in the last 5 years. I know a lot of people complain about the laptops, I certainly did when I was paying for them, but it is really convenient having the engineering software at home rather than having to go to the engineering building labs to work on stuff.

  • I've attended a few schools, including Dalhousie, University of King's College, and now Western. If you're interested in a really vibrant campus life (especially if you're into activities in the arts), I would suggest going away to another school; Ontario Tech just isn't quite set up to provide an ideal, social first year experience like other schools will offer.

    However, educationally, I have had an excellent time here. Versus larger schools (like Dalhousie), the experience is much more personal. For example, instead of being matched to a different advisor every time I need an appointment (and waiting two weeks), mine is always available and knows me and all of my individual concerns without having to constantly start from scratch. When it comes to the professors, I have felt that the vast majority are truly invested in my success. The program (accounting) is no easier than any other I have taken, but there has been support every step of the way from both student services and faculty. Ultimately, this approach makes sense; the school cannot simply coast by on a well established name, and it's therefore in their interest to see students build their reputation through actual career success!

    I don't regret coming here at all, and have had an experience that compares very favourably in many ways to the others schools I have attended. It depends on what you're looking for and what your priorities are. I honestly came here because it was close to home and the most financially sensible choice when I switched programs, but knowing what I do now after four years, I would happily make it again.

  • Had an unpleasant experience at my time in this university. During my second year in the Bcomm program, specifically during final exams, I was hospitalized for 3 days. I was very ill during the whole period of my second semester but still put in effort. I wasn't able to make it to some exams which were a few days before I was hospitalized and diagnosed with a chronic illness, and still am, I was practically fighting for my life at this time. After I recovered which was about 15 -20 days after exams, I went back to see the academic advisor. Her name started with a C from what I can remember and it wasn't Cyndi. I explained my situation, provided her with an admittance form from the emergency hospital. She took the form put it on the side and bluntly said that I passed the 10-day appeal period without any remorse or concern and said there was nothing I can do. Pretty shocking experience after being diagnosed with a chronic illness at the age of 19. I wasn't able to come back for a year. I was determined to finish and came back 2 years later and finally completed my Bachelor's of Commerce. Glad I have a degree but I can't believe I gave my money to this school without taking legal action. Was I really supposed to contact the school while I was in the emergency? Maybe if I wasn't a minority things would have been different. I will never recommend this school to anyone. Regardless of what life has in store for you, never give up, be humble, and succeed. Do not give your hard earned money to this school.