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Why Choose Ridgetown

Students choose Ridgetown Campus for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:

Small Campus

On average, Ridgetown Campus has 625 full-time students, which allows students to enjoy the advantages of a smaller campus. Ridgetown Campus is a place where instructors know your name and students quickly become part of the campus family.

Academic Environment

Ridgetown Campus has many leading researchers on campus that teach in their area of expertise. Faculty members are engaged in relevant, applied research, and are committed to being accessible to their students.

Industry Reputation

Our programs have earned an excellent industry reputation and many employers seek out Ridgetown graduates. The majority of recent graduates are working in their field of study within two months of completing their academic program.


Ridgetown Campus has been a part of the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), at the University of Guelph since 1997. Internationally renowned for its leadership in teaching, research, and extension service, OAC is Canada’s most comprehensive institution focusing on agriculture, food, the environment, and rural communities.


Ridgetown Campus is located in southwestern Ontario. You will get to see the bounty of local agriculture and small town living.

Campus Residence

Living in residence provides the opportunity to be close to faculty and classmates. It also allows easy access for participation in extracurricular activities.

Visiting the Campus

We encourage you to come visit our campus to see what we have to offer. Register for one of our open house events or give our recruitment staff a call at 519-674-1500 x63256 or email at rcampus@uoguelph.ca to book a personal campus tour.

Furthering Your Education

Students have the option to complete a diploma or certificate program at Ridgetown. Diploma students may have the opportunity to continue their studies at the university’s Guelph campus, or transfer to an applied degree program, where available.

Recommendation from an Alumnus or Friend

For 60 years, students have chosen Ridgetown for their post-secondary education. Talking to a trusted friend or mentor about their ‘Ridgetown experience’ can help you find a program that suits your needs.

Page reviewed 09/28/2020