Quick Facts 2016

  • Largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world
  • World’s first French immersion undergraduate program
  • Among Canada’s top 10 research universities
  • Located in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, within walking distance of Parliament Hill
  • Our co-operative education program is amongst the top five in the country
Students

Admissions (Fall 2016)

  Undergaduate Graduate
Applications 56,200 8,700
Enrollments 8,400 2,000

*Excludes undergraduate admissions to the Faculty of Medicine and transfers between direct-entry faculties. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.

Undergraduate academic Profile (Fall 2015)

Admission average 84.7%
% of students with an admission average of 85% or higher 51.0%
*Students entering directly from an Ontario secondary school. Source: Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)

Financial Aid To Students (2015-2016) $ millions

Scholarships and bursaries*
 Undergraduate  53.8
 Graduate 43.2
Teaching assistantships  19.5
Research assistantships 5.8
Work-Study Program 6.6
* Includes internal and external sources of funding

Co-op Programs (Fall 2016)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Number of programs  64 12
Enrollments 6,683 165
Placement rate  94.3% 100%
Employers (undergraduate and graduate)   1,993

French Immersion Studies (Fall 2016)

Number of programs 86
Enrollments 1,947

Interdisciplinary Programs (Fall 2015)

UndergraduateGraduate
Number of programs3456
Enrollments5,089677

Alumni (Fall 2016)

Total number of alumni 203,344

Enrolment (Fall 2016)

By program and gender Female Male Total
Undergraduate 20,962 14,528 35,490
Master’s 2,346 1,878 4,244
Doctorate 987 945 1,932
Other graduate 143 91 234
By language used Headcount % of total
English  28,9906 69
French 12,974 31
By faculty Undergraduate Graduate Total %
Arts 4,699 721 5,420 13.2
Education 1,380 619 1,999 3.9
Engineering 4,054 1,422 5,476 11.4
Health Sciences  3,769 747 4,516 10.6
Law 1,950 226 2,176 5.5
Management (Telfer) 4,550 321 4,871 12.8
Medicine 1,783 476 2,259 5.0
Science 4,348 526 4,874 12.3
Social Sciences 8,957 1,332 10,289 25.2
Programs administered by Graduate Studies   83 83 0.2
Total  35,490 6,390 41,880 100.0

 

 

Internationalization (Fall 2016)

  Headcount % of total
Undergraduate 3,909 70
Master’s and other graduate 1,238 22
Doctorates  436 8
Students away on exchange (2015-2016)    

Diplomas Conferred (in 2015)

Doctorates208
Master’s1,815
Graduate certificates and diplomas66
Bachelor’s7,449
Undergraduate certificates 32
Total9,570
Number of diplomas conferred to date 239,766

Facilities (Fall 2016)

Total hectares (including both campuses)  42.5 Number of research laboratories  837
Main buildings (excluding residences and small buildings) 37 Number of teaching laboratories 268
Number of residence beds  3,124 Number of classrooms/seminar rooms 271
Current replacement value of assets $2.03B    
Staff

Academic Staff (Fall 2016)

Regular professors  
Full professors 505
Associate professors 497
Assistant professors  248
Other professors* 193
Total regular professors  1,250
Regular professors by gender  
Female 499
Male 751
Regular professors by faculty  
Arts 234
Civil Law 33
Common Law 76
Education 60
Engineering 121
Health Sciences 115
Management (Telfer)  76
Medicine 108
Science 157
Social Sciences  270
Other professors  
Faculty in university-affiliated institutions**  2,184
Adjunct professors (fall 2015) 212
Part-time professors*** 896
Visiting professors 30
Postdoctoral researchers 391
Research fellows 29
Emeritus professors and librarians (fall 2015)  189
Librarians and counsellors 51
Total academic staff on campus **** 3,187
* Includes lecturers, language teachers and teaching associates** Includes clinical professors and scientists in medicine and clinical professors in psychology. *** Includes part-time language teachers.****Excludes staff from affiliated institutions and emeritus.  

Support Staff (Fall 2016)

Regular staff 1,882
 Women 1,164
 Men 718
Term staff 1,161
Total 3,043
Research

2015-2016

Total research revenues* $ M
Research revenues by source   
Federal 139.9
Provincial 33.4
Industry/private sector 41.8
Other (e.g., foundations, not-for-profit) 108.0
Research awards by federal funding agencies**  
CIHR 37.3
NSERC 23.3
SSHRC 9.1
Total 69.7
*Includes funding from grants, donations and investment income ** Excludes funding for scholarships  

Research Rankings (2013-2014)

Ranking for total research funding9th
Ranking in research intensity8th
Research intensity (per full-time faculty position)$231.900

* RESEARCH Infosource Inc., 2014. Canada`s Top Research Universities Report, based on fiscal year data ending in April 2014

Research Chairs (allocated)

Canada Research Chairs 76
University of Ottawa Research Chairs38
Research Chairs in Canadian Francophonie9
Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs52

Library Collections (April 2016)

Print books* 2,379,493
E-books 1,329,102
Print journals 2,149
E-journals 114,299
Micromaterials 1,933,148
Non-print (e.g., maps, videos, slides) 772,232
Article databases  847

*Volume equivalent, including monographs, print journals, bound periodicals and government documents

** Includes aggregated e-journals

Student Experience

Fall 2016

% satisfied with their overall experience at uOttawa 84%
% satisfied with the quality of teaching  83%
satisfied with their social experience 80%
Participation rate in at least one experiential learning activity 91%
Students living in residence  
International students living in residence  
Finances

Sources of Funding (2015-2016)

SOURCES OF FUNDING*  $ millions
Operating grants 378,4
Research grants and contracts 275,2
Tuition and other fees  361,2
Donations 41,1
Capital grants 22,8
Investment income 3,8
Student housing 24,8
Sale of services 13,3
Other 55,2
Total 1,175.7

 

Expenditures (2015-2016)

EXPENDITURES %
Salaries and benefits 56.8
Scholarships and bursaries 7.6
Buildings and renovations 11.0
Furniture and equipment 5.7
Supplies 4.6
Maintenance and utilities  4.7
Other 9.6
Total 100.0
Endowment funds (April 2014) $241.9 M

 

Courses
Courses 2016-2017
Discussion Group (DGD) 12
Laboratory 127
Lecture 4416
Research 308
Seminar 575
Work term 268
Theory and Laboratory 52
Tutorial 63

 

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