UTM is located in Mississauga, Ontario, a suburb located on Toronto's western border, in a park-like setting on the Credit River. The surrounding neighbourhood (the Mississauga Road area/Credit Woodlands) is a fairly affluent section of the city. UTM is approximately 33 km away from downtown Toronto.
UTM offers 125 programs among 70 areas of study. The University's most popular programs include anthropology, biology, commerce, communications, computer science, crime and deviance, environmental studies, history, management, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Canada's only program in forensic science is available at UTM. In addition, UTM students can apply for a joint-degree program (a university degree and college diploma) with UTM and Sheridan College joint programs in Art and Art History or in Theatre and Drama.