George Brown College

About George Brown College

Set in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown College could not be more ideally placed. Toronto is Canada's largest city, providing students with the opportunity to gain access to world class employers. As well as excellent employment opportunities, the city has countless bars, restaurants and parks and gardens to visit throughout the year. For students looking for a cultural study experience, there are outstanding museums, theatres and art galleries to enjoy.

With around half of its population born outside the country, Toronto is often referred to as ‘the most multicultural city in the world.’ The city boasts 200 ethnic groups with over 140 languages spoken. Toronto also features dozens of international neighbourhoods waiting to be explored, including Chinatown, Greektown, Roncesvalles Village (Little Poland), Little Italy, and Little India.

George Brown College is a diverse and welcoming community. The college first opened in 1967, with just over 2,000 students enrolled. Today there are over 31,000 full-time students at George Brown. Students come from countries all over the world to create a dynamic environment for all to enjoy. The college population is made up of 27 percent international students.

As well as having a diverse community of students and staff, there are over 160 fantastic, full-time programs available to choose from. For those looking to move on from their studies to a successful work career, the career-focused programs at George Brown are sure to provide invaluable insights into the work place. Many of the programs provide students with the opportunity to gain industry experience, better preparing them for the working world following graduation.

George Brown College Rankings

As per web metrics, George Brown college has a world ranking of 4654, however the college has no offical ranking from any of recognized ranking agencies such as Times Education, QS, US News.

George Brown College Campus

Casa Loma campus

  • St. James campus
  • Waterfront campus
  • Ryerson University campus

Top Programs in the George Brown College

Programs Fees Per Annum
B.Tech Construction Management $12,870
Bachelor of Behaviour Analysis $12,870
B.Com Financial Services $12,870
B.B.A Hospitality $12,870
Bachelor of Digital Experience Design $12,870

George Brown College Academic Divisiosns

George Brown offers a wide variety of programs in art and design, business, community services, early childhood education, construction and engineering technologies, health sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, preparatory studies, as well as specialized programs and services for recent immigrants and international students.

The college offers 35 diploma programs, 31 advanced diploma programs as well as eight degree programs, one in conjunction with Ryerson University. The college offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Interpretation – American Sign Language - English
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts – Early Childhood Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education (Consecutive Diploma/Degree)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Services
  • Bachelor of Commerce – Culinary Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Business – Hospitality Operations
  • Bachelor of Technology – Construction Management

An additional 27 certificate programs, five pre-college programs, 10 apprentice programs, and 28 graduate certificate programs round out the college's full-time offering. There are 193 continuing education certificates/designations available.

George Brown College Teaching Quality

 We work with faculty to create high quality technology-enhanced learning (TEL) experiences for students. Our Instructional Designers and Developers can help develop online learning activities for all kinds of courses. We provide: training, workshops, project support, consultation and facilitating innovation opportunities.

Student Teacher Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at the college is 19:1.

Advantages of  George Brown College

  • Study in downtown Toronto
  • Our location provides you with access to top employers for field education opportunities.
  • Expert instructors
  • Many faculty members have industry experience and will share their real-world knowledge with you.
  • Hands-on learning
  • Our facilities, including The Chefs' House and WAVE Clinics, simulate real-world work environments and provide opportunities for hands-on learning.
  • Real-world experience
  • 98 per cent of our career-focused programs include at least one experiential learning opportunity.*
  • Informed by industry
  • We work with industry leaders to ensure the skills you learn in class are the ones you'll need on the job.
  • Applied research
  • Gain hands-on experience working alongside industry professionals to develop and test new products.

George Brown College Financial Support to the Students

George Brown College provides financial support to the students for their excellence and also to those who are in need for assistance. The college has many scholarships, bursaries, and awards for its students.

OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program)

The college along with the OSAP aids students in financial need through loans(need to pay back) or grants (need not pay back). In some cases, if students show unmet needs, this program also provides them with non-repayable bursary funding.

Awards, Scholarships & Bursaries

The college identifies the students who demonstrates excellence in the field of academics and sports. These aids provide support to the students in monetary terms. The college also provides emergency funding in cases where the student is suffering from sudden financial loses.

The students must apply for these scholarships and they must be enrolled for full-time program to be eligible. Here are the types of scholarships provided by the college:

  • College wide Scholarships
  • Student Association Awards & Scholarships
  • Athletic Awards: They must be George Brown College athlete.

Famous Alumni’s

  • Katherine Barrell, actress, writer, producer, director
  • Samantha Bee, comedian, writer, actress, television host
  • Shaun Benson, actor
  • Ryder Britton, actor
  • Robin Brûlé, actress
  • Valerie Buhagiar, actress, film director
  • Darwyn Cooke, comics artist, writer, cartoonist, animator
  • Lynn Crawford, television chef
  • Christine Cushing, television personality
  • Mary Jo Eustace, actress, singer, chef
  • Natasha Falle, activist, professor, abolitionist
  • John Henry, politician
  • Daniel MacIvor, actor, playwright, theatre director, film director
  • Dan MacKenzie, sports and marketing executive
  • Michael Mahonen, actor, director, screenwriter
  • Mark McEwan, celebrity chef
  • Keith Mondesir, Saint Lucian politician
  • Roger Mooking, chef, musician, TV host
  • Jayde Nicole, model
  • Aaron Poole, actor
  • Rob Rainford, television chef, broadcaster
  • Ted Reader, chef, author
  • Lou Rinaldi, politician, entrepreneur
  • Gigi Gorgeous, YouTube personality

Application Fee: Non-Refundable CAD 95

George Brown College English Language Requirements:


  • UG – Overall 6.0 with one band 5.5.
  • PG – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
  • Degree – Overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.


  • Diploma / Certificate – 80 overall minimum 20 in each skill band.
  • Post Graduate – 88 overall minimum 22 in each skill band.
  • Degree Programs – 84 Overall minimum 2 in each skill band.


  • UG – Overall 54 not less than 50.
  • PG / Degree – Overall 60 not less than 55.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on Requirements, Click HERE.

Exam Score for Degree Programs
TOEFL 84 (online)
PTE (Academic) 60
CAEL 70 (overall)


George Brown College Highlights

Type of College Public
Campus Setting Urban
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Number of Campuses 3 + 3 (location/centers)
Type of programs Certifications, Diploma, Degree, and Continuing Education
Number of full-time students 32,000 +
Number of part-time students 3,000 +
%age of International Students 17%
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George Brown College The Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Student Type Tuition Fee
Canadian students 2780 - 15310 USD(two semesters)
International Students 11,320 - 23,900 USD(two semesters)

Tuition fees for some of the popular programs offered by George Brown College are mentioned below

Course Name Tuition Fee(USD)
B.Com 6,052
B.Tech 7,272
BSN 5,430
Wireless Network(Postgraduate) 4,365
Construction Management(Postgraduate) 6,183
Marketing Management(Postgraduate) 4,176

Residence Fees

Although rents may vary depending on quality and location, most rents listed by the Housing Service are within the following ranges:

Accommodation Type Rent
Shared Accommodation 500 - 700 USD per month
One - Bedroom Apartment 900 - 1,200 USD per month
Two - Bedroom Apartment 1,100 - 1,500 USD per month
Three - Bedroom Apartment 1,300 - 1,800 USD per month

Meal Plans

The college provide three types of meal plan options its students, the details of which are mentioned below:

Plan Name Cost
Annual Swipe & Save Plan 1700 USD
Semester Swipe & Save Plan 850 USD
Swipe & Save Reloadable Card 400 USD

Know more about Studying in Canada

Tuition Fees in Canada (1st Year Average) BE / BTech: CA$22,600 | MBA: CA$25,375 | MS: CA$17,225 | BBA: CA$20,560 | MEng: CA$22,225 | BSc: CA$20,745 | MASc: CA$20,375 | MIM: CA$28,900 | MA: CA$12,970 | MFin: CA$32,785 | BHM: CA$20,560 | MEM: CA$17,040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Canada CA$8890 Per Year
Entrance Exams in Canada TOEFL: 86 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 60 | GRE: 309 | GMAT: 560 | SAT: 1177
Work and Study in Canada Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Canada Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada CAD 150
Student Visa in Canada A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
Intakes in Canada There are Three Intakes in Canada: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring (May)
Top Job Sectors in Canada Business Management, Engineering, Economics, Dentisty, Law, Computer Science.
Economy in Canada GDP Growth of 1.9% (2018) 1.5% (2019e), 10th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


$ 17,205


$ 18,298

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

$ 19,000

Campus accommodation

$ 9,575

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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