Quick Facts 2020

  • 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 2020)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Applications 70,677 11,609
Enrolments 9,019 1,462

*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 2016)

Admission average 85.1%
% of students with an admission average of 85% or higher 53.9%
*Students entering directly from an Ontario secondary school. Source: Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC)

Financial Aid To Students (2018-2019) $ millions

Scholarships and bursaries*
 Undergraduate  44.5
 Graduate 34.5
Work-Study Program 4.9
* Includes internal and external sources of funding

Co-op Programs (Fall 2020)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Number of programs  94 23
Enrollments 8,167 230
Placement rate     
Employers (undergraduate and graduate)    

French Immersion Studies (Fall 2020)

Number of programs 115
Enrolments 2,313

Alumni (Fall 2020)

Total number of alumni 239,711

Enrolment (Fall 2020)

By program and gender Female Male Undetermined Total
Undergraduate                                                                                                       21,904         14,577       968 37,449  
Master’s 2,813 1,736 277 4,826
Doctorate 1,128 1010 86 2,224
Other graduate                                                                                   114 65 15 194
By language used Headcount % of total
English  31,285 70
French 13,408 30
By faculty Undergraduate Graduate Total %
Arts 4,341 723 5,064 11.3
Education 1,641 1010 2,651 5.9
Engineering 4,620 1,644 6,264 14
Health Sciences  4,095 789 4,884 10.9
Interfaculty Programs 4 111 115 0.3
Law  1,829 0 1,829 4.1
Management (Telfer) 4,623 299 4,922 11
Medicine 1,896 539 2,435 5.4
Not Applicable 0 197 197 0.4
Science 4,995 630 5,625 12.6
Social Sciences 9,405 1,302 10,707 24
Total  37,449 7,244 44,693 100.0

Internationalization (Fall 2020)

  Headcount % of total
Undergraduate 6,520 75.3
Master’s and other graduate 1,413 16.4
Doctorates  720 8.3

Diplomas Conferred (in 2019)

Doctorates 267
Master’s 1,783
Graduate certificates and diplomas 58
Bachelor’s 7,098
Undergraduate certificates  17
Total 9,206
Number of diplomas conferred to date  275,875

Facilities (Fall 2018)

Total hectares (including both campuses)  44.3 Number of research laboratories  823
Main buildings (excluding residences and small buildings) 38 Number of teaching laboratories 263
Number of residence  31 Number of classrooms/seminar rooms 302
Number of residence beds  3,482 Current replacement value of assets $2.29B
Staff

Academic Staff (Fall 2019)

Regular professors  
Full professors 536
Associate professors 474
Assistant professors  213
Total regular professors 1,223
 Other professors* 67
Regular professors by gender  
Female 499
Male 724
Regular professors by faculty  
Arts 209
Civil Law 33
Common Law 75
Education 57
Engineering 132
Health Sciences 115
Management (Telfer)  78
Medicine 108
Science 149
Social Sciences  255
Others (administrative positions) 12
Other professors  
Faculty in university-affiliated institutions**  2,627
Adjunct professors  591
Part-time professors*** 895
Visiting- Teaching 98
Visiting- Research 154
Postdoctoral researchers 433
Research fellows 4
Emeritus professors and librarians  208
Librarians and counsellors 48
* Includes lecturers, language teachers and teaching associates** Includes clinical professors and scientists in medicine and clinical professors in psychology. *** Includes part-time language teachers.  

Support Staff (Fall 2019)

Regular staff 1,907
 Women 1,176
 Men 731
Term staff 1,063
Total 2,970
Research

2020

Total research revenues* $ M
Research revenues by source   
Federal 149
Provincial 56.6
Industry/private sector 45.8
Other (e.g., foundations, not-for-profit) 129
Research awards by federal funding agencies** 2020  
CIHR 45.3
NSERC26.1 30
SSHRC 19.5
Total 94.8
*Includes funding from grants, donations and investment income ** Excludes funding for scholarships  

Research Rankings (2019)

Ranking for total research funding 9th
Ranking in research intensity 8th
Ranking in publication intensity 5th
Research intensity (per full-time faculty position) $240

* RESEARCH Infosource Inc., 2018. Canada`s Top Research Universities Report, based on fiscal year data ending in April 2017

Research Chairs (allocated)

Canada Research Chairs 89
University of Ottawa Research Chairs 40
Chaires de recherche sur le monde francophone 9
Endowed and Sponsored Research Chairs 57
University of Ottawa Senghor Chair 1
Distinguished Research Chairs 4
Canada 150 Research Chair 1

Library Collections (Fall 2020)

Print books* 2,440,928
E-books 2,427,304
Government Publications 1,023,632
E-journals 76,414
Micromaterials 1,933,215
Non-print (e.g., maps, videos, slides) 754,642
Article databases  937

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

** Includes aggregated e-journals

Student Experience

Fall 2019

% satisfied with their overall experience at uOttawa 83%
% satisfied with the quality of teaching  83%
satisfied with their social experience 76%
Participation rate in at least one experiential learning activity 90%
Students living in residence 2,942
International students living in residence 1,130
Finances

Sources of Funding (2020)

SOURCES OF FUNDING*  $ millions
Operating grants 318,2
Research grants and contracts 329,6
Tuition and other fees  449,2
Donations 31,8
Capital grants -3,4
Investment income 42,5
Student housing 22,5
Sale of services 14,4
Other 149,4
Total 1,354.2

 

Expenditures (2019-2020)

EXPENDITURES %
Salaries and benefits 65.3
Scholarships and bursaries 8
Buildings and renovations 2.1
Furniture and equipment 4.1
Supplies 4.7
Maintenance and utilities  4.9
Other 11
Total 100.0
Endowment funds  $295,4 M

 

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