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University of Ottawa

4.0 out of 5 (75 ratings / 69 reviews) Ottawa, Canada
The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)



The College of Bytown was founded in 1848 by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate as a bilingual Catholic college; from its very beginnings, students studied in both English and French. In 1866, the recently renamed College of Ottawa was elevated to university status by royal charter, and in 1889, it secured a pontifical charter.


A good university must do certain things well:

  • Prepare young people to find their place in the world
  • Enable faculty to share their knowledge and to pursue discovery
  • Support its employees as they provide exceptional quality services to its students


Our Mission:

  • The Centre's mission is to facilitate and increase research opportunities for registered and visiting students. We collaborate with our University community, as well as national and international partners, to support and promote innovation. 
Our Vision:
  • The Centre's vision is to build a culture of research within all faculties and to embed relevant opportunities at the core of the student experience. As part of a leading global research institution, we foster the development of expertise and talent in innovation.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 -50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
230 49
279 2
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
145 -4
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
192 6
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

The smallest residence on campus with only 163 beds, LeBlanc provides a warm atmosphere for francophone students and a learning environment for Anglophones. Ideal for those enrolled in French Immersion Studies. Accommodates first year students from September to April.

Library services

The library is an essential partner in fulfilling the research, teaching and learning mission of the University. The University of Ottawa Library is composed of 3 main libraries - the Morisset Library (Arts and Science), the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library - in addition to a number of specialized research collections. 

Medical services

The University’s core values include preparing students to become leaders and encouraging and enabling our employees to achieve personal growth and wellness. As such, the Mental Health and Wellness website acts as a central location for information and resources at our University and in the surrounding community.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Ottawa has grown quickly: the number of students has doubled over the past 12 years. As a result, the University needs to provide its 43,000 students with modern, accessible campus facilities equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and collaborative spaces.

Sports facilities

Stay active this school year and meet some new people through one of our many drop-in sports activities. There are multiple programs tailored to your interests, and the best part is they’re all FREE! No registration is required and programs are available to uOttawa students, employees as well as external members.

Student clubs

There are many clubs and associations that are run by students at the Telfer School of Management. If you wish to get involved, contact club members in order to learn more about the clubs themselves, or upcoming activities and events and how you can participate.

  • Accounting Club
  • DECA uOttawa


In 2017, our postgraduate program received the highest accreditation results possible for both our two year residency and enhanced skills programs.Be it resolved that the Family Medicine Program at the University of Ottawa be granted the status of accredited program with a progress report to be submitted within 24 months (by June 2019).Be it resolved that the Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program at the University of Ottawa be granted the status of accredited program with a progress report to be submitted within 24 months (by June 2019).

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent university for research, far too low support for students

Mass communication is so amazing in the modern society
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I study at St Lawrence university taking Bachalor degree in mass communication and have been in the university news department through news anchoring,reporting, personal programs more so in entertainment and I got a certificate in media challenge initiative however am looking forward to take information technology to expand on the knowledge of communication in this modern...

Great opportunities and programs
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Even before string courses, there has been a lot of help from teachers and program administrators. There is a lot of opportunity through Co-op and also French immersion. Before applying you could schedule a day on their website to be a University of Ottawa student in your future program to experience the way teaching occurs. Most of my courses are on campus giving me the...

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