University of Ottawa
The Institution of Ottawa, founded in 1848, is a public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The institution provides a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programmes in over 450 subject areas. International students can participate in a one-of-a-kind study abroad programme in which they can choose from 250 universities in 45 countries.

Cost of attendance

The average cost to attend University of Ottawa is 45,000 CAD (26 lakhs) including a tuition fee of 26,000 CAD and other living and personal expenses.


The university's main campus offers lodging and six different types of residences to students. LeBlanc, Marchand, Stanton, and Thompson are community-style residence halls, whereas Rideau and Henderson are referred to as Traditional plus since they offer additional amenities to residents. Suites are available at 90 University, while Friel offers suites as well as studio lodgings to students. Annex, 45 Mann, and Hyman Soloway are apartment-style buildings that are open all year, even in the winter. These flats are often preferred by students who want to stay on campus for longer than a year. Depending on the type of accommodation chosen, the average cost of living in Canada ranges from 7120 to 20,000+ CAD.

Acceptance rate

There are 42253 students registered at the university as a whole. Around 7,000 international students from 150 countries attend the institution. The University of Ottawa has an acceptance rate of 12%, making the admissions process extremely tough for candidates.


The main campus of the University of Ottawa covers 37.1 hectares, while the Alta Vista Campus covers 7.2 hectares. On campus, there are 126 buildings that house offices, classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, residential halls, study and recreational spaces, as well as open spaces, parking facilities, and sports facilities. There are 302 classrooms and seminar rooms on campus, as well as 263 labs and 823 research labs. The UOttawa library has one of the largest collections of printed and ebooks, with a network of 12 locations in Morriset Hall. The campus also has a museum and an art gallery with antique relics and a collection of one-of-a-kind historical and religious items. To interact with your specialisation, you can choose from over 175 different clubs and groups. There are 45 intramural leagues for sports fans to join. The uOttawa library has around 2,425,000 print books, 74,000+ E-journals, 20,000 digitised French books, 13,000 theses, and more for bookworms.


Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Jobs and Placement

The university provides a specialised career centre for its students and aids them in finding appropriate positions through online and offline tools. The facility is open from 8.45 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Its university's centre gives information on job postings and volunteer opportunities, as well as works to improve professional skills through resume writing, mock interviews, and career coaching. The annual compensation for University of Ottawa employees in Canada is C$67049 

QS Ranking

#230 in QS World University Rankings, 2022

The Ranking

#=162 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022

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