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Figure 1.2 Ontario Secondary School Averages of Incoming First-Year Undergraduates and Retention Rate Between First and Second Year, 2006 to 2015





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92.4% 92.4%


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89.4% 86.7% 87.5%




80% 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Entrance Average










Retention Rate (Headcount)

We strengthened our recruitment activities to enhance our ability to attract the brightest students from around the world. For the 2016 admissions cycle, key initiatives Figure 1.2 included:

Applicant and Welcome to Engineering events, and help students who accepted our offers plan for their first year of engineering studies. These events were highly successful and reached a total audience of more than Ontario Secondary School Averages of Incoming Undergraduates and 2,000First-Year students. Retention Rate Between First and Second Year, 2006 to 2015 – – Redesigned Offer Package — We redesigned our offer –– National Recruitment — We doubled the number of package to make it more visually attractive and increase school visits in the Greater Toronto Area to 60 schools the excitement among successful applicants to U of T from 30 in 2014–2015. The schools were selected on Engineering. We also built a new microsite for admitted the basis of historic admission data, with an eye to our Ch.1recruitment - Undergraduate students to provide further information about our enrolment priorities. We Chapter: also conducted Excel Filename: 1.2 - UG Retentionprograms, - cf Ent Avg - 06-15 (AR16 - v2.xlsx student life and next1.2) steps. activities in Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and Yr1-2 Calgary. 1.2 Alt3 –– Young Women in Engineering Symposium (October As a result of these efforts, Sheet: we increased both our Date: August 18, 2015) — After the success of the inaugural Young Ontario and our out-of-province applications by 2016 nine per Women in Engineering Symposium (YWIES) in 2014, cent compared withPrepared 2014– Geoff Wichert we held the event again in 2015, inviting more than 100 –– International Recruitment — We conducted extensive top female Grade 12 science students from across the recruitment activities including school visits, applicant Greater Toronto Area. The event gave attendees an events, information sessions, conference presentations, opportunity to learn more about engineering, participate and science fair participation in 13 countries. These in hands-on workshops and meet students, faculty included both established and emerging markets in the and alumni. It also enabled us to connect with these U.S. (California), South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, students early in the 2016 admissions cycle. To build Malaysia), Latin America (Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, on this engagement, we piloted a mentorship program Peru, Costa Rica, Panama), the Caribbean (Trinidad) from February to April 2016 that connected YWIES and the Middle East (Dubai, Turkey). As a result of our participants with current female U of T Engineering activities, we increased international applications by students. nine per cent compared with 2014-2015. –– Reading Week Calling Campaign (February 2016) — –– Online Events — We hosted 15 livestreamed events Current U of T Engineering students called nearly 3,000 and live chats throughout the admissions cycle to applicants across Canada to answer their questions answer applicants’ questions, promote our March Break

Note 1.2: Entrance average is calculated based on Ontario secondary school students. First- to second-year retention rate is indicated above year of first-year enrolment and is calculated as of November 1. 16 Chapter 1: Undergraduate Studies | Annual Report 2016 | Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Annual Report Performance Indicators 2016  

This is the annual report of performance indicators for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.