University Placement

University Acceptances for 2020

Collectively, our 85 members of the Class of 2020 received nearly 400 admission offers to top universities across Canada, the U.S. and the world and 85% percent graduated as Ontario Scholars.

Class of 2020 Placement by Program Area

In yet another example of the balance that we strive for here at CDS, members of our Class of 2020 are pursuing a broad range of academic and professional disciplines this year. The Life and Physical Sciences, including Engineering degrees lead the way having been selected by 36% of our grads, with with Business programs following close behind with 32%. Humanities and Social Sciences programs account for 24% of the selected areas of study, with Visual and Performing Arts rounding out the broad categories at 6%.

Some unique and interesting disciplines include: International Development & Journalism, Nanotechnology Engineering, Professional Communication, Health Science, Sport Management, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Motive Power – Fanshawe, Disaster & Emergency Management, and Architectural Studies. On the Commerce front, CDS students have accepted offers from Rotman - UofT, Ivey - Western, Desautels - McGill, Sauder- UBC, Lazaridis – Laurier, and the Smith School at Queen’s, among other top schools.

Grade 12 University Visits

At the beginning of each school year, the Office of Admission and University Placement takes Graduating Year (GY) students to the Ontario and Quebec universities for campus visits.

The eastern tour stops at Queen’s, McGill, Concordia, Ottawa and Carleton University, while the westbound trip toured Western, Laurier, Waterloo, Guelph and McMaster. This annual excursion is a great kickoff to a hectic year of research, applications and decisions for our Grade 12 students. Both trips expose students to campuses old and new, big and small, urban and suburban. Our students sit in lecture halls, eat in school cafeterias and generally soak in the environment of the universities and towns we visit. An added feature of the trip is the opportunity to connect with our alumni currently studying at these destination universities.

Top 10 University Destinations 2008-2020

Queen’s University - 143
Wilfrid Laurier University - 129
Western University - 106
University of Toronto - 97
McMaster University - 56
University of Guelph - 51
Dalhousie University - 41
Ryerson University - 39
University of Waterloo - 39
McGill University - 33

Below is a list of all university offers from 2009 through to 2020


Brock University
Carleton University
Huron University College at Western
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
McMaster University
Nipissing University 
Ontario College of Art and Design
Queen’s University
Ryerson University
Trent University
University of Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University
Thompson Rivers University
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
British Columbia
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Simon Fraser University
Thompson Rivers University
Trinity Western University
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Victoria
New Brunswick
Mount Allison University
University of New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Memorial University
Nova Scotia
Acadia University
Dalhousie University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Mary's University
University of King's College
Prince Edward Island
University of Prince Edward Island
Bishop’s University
Concordia University
McGill University
University of Saskatchewan

United States

Berklee College of Music
Bowdoin College
Brigham Young University
Bryant University
Clemson University
Columbia College, Chicago
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Indiana State University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Miami University
Michigan State University
New York School of Interior Design
New York University (NYU)
Ohio State University
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania State University
Rhode Island School of Design
Robert Morris University
Rollins College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Union College
University of Alabama
University of California, Davis
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Evansville
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Indiana
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Michigan
University of Northern Arizona
University of Notre Dame
University of Richmond
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Tulsa
University of Wisconsin
Villanova University
Wellesley College
Xavier University
Yale University

United Kingdom, Europe & Asia

Durham University
H.R. College of Commerce & Economics, India
Hull York Medical School
King's College London
London School of Economics
Newcastle University
Queen's University Belfast
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
St. George's, University of London
University College London
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of East Anglia
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
University of London
University of Oxford
University of St. Andrews
Warwick University

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.