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Each Ridley College student is encouraged to think big about their life after Ridley.

To help them on this journey, we offer a comprehensive and personalized guidance programme to students and their parents. Our team offers a world-leading guidance and university counselling programme to ensure each student is able to find their 'right fit' after graduation.

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Our guidance team takes a personalized approach to prepare students for their university careers by helping them discover their passions and which courses and institutions will be the right fit for them. Our counsellors have decades of experience in both international and domestic university guidance and are part of a dedicated department that prides itself on knowing and supporting each Upper School student through to graduation - and often beyond! Students and their parents develop a relationship with their counsellor, who will mentor, counsel and prepare them for the next step in their academic journey.

Top Canadian University Destinations for Ridleians
  • Brock University
  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Huron University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Mount Allison University
  • Queen’s University
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Toronto Metropolitan University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Western University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • York University
Top United States Destinations for Ridleians
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • Carnegie Melon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Miami University
  • New York University
  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Pratt Institute
  • Princeton University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rutgers University, NB
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University
Top U.K. Destinations for Ridleians
  • Bath University
  • City, University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • Newcastle University
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University College London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Oxford
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Warwick
Top International Destinations for Ridleians
  • Amsterdam University College
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Glion University
  • IE University, Madrid
  • Maastricht University
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Navarra

Our guidance programme provides the necessary tools and resources to explore all options available and supports Ridleians in realizing their full education potential. Our goal is to remove the mystery and stress from the process and guide students in the discovery of themselves and their best university fit. Through one-on-one conversation, family consultation and our Naviance research and application tool, we help students build a personalized plan to help them reach the next step that is right for them.

Class of 2023

Notable Statistics

  • 100% of students reported that they felt academically prepared for university.
  • 93% of students received an offer to at least one of their top 3 choices
  • $2.5M: Class of 2023 total scholarship dollars
  • 263: unique institutions applied to
  • 98% of students reported feeling ready to manage the mental health and wellbeing challenges at university.


  • Ontario Universities and Colleges: 58%
  • Canadian Universities and Colleges outside Ontario: 5%
  • U.S. Universities and Colleges: 17%
  • Universities and Colleges outside North America*, Gap Year: 20%

*Ridley graduates are studying in 10 countries worldwide.

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Meet Our Recent Graduates

At Ridley College, we offer our students the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, equipping our grads with the tools they need to flourish in a global society. These recent graduates are a testament to the transformative power of a Ridley education. Their diverse talents and achievements reflect the collective pursuit of excellence and the unwavering commitment to passion and personal growth that defines the Ridley experience.