Council of Ontario Universities

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Established in 1962

    • The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) is the voice of Ontario’s universities, promoting the value of education, research and innovation that leads to social, cultural and economic success. A membership organization consisting of Ontario’s 20 publicly assisted universities and one associate member, the Royal Military College of Canada, COU works with members to find consensus on a wide range of university issues and advances them with government and other stakeholders.

      The Ontario Universities' Application Centre, a division of COU, is the processing centre for all of the province’s universities. It collects and distributes applications for undergraduate, professional and selected graduate programs. The centre’s website provides data on applications each year.