Quick Facts 2019

  • 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 2019)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Applications 69,359 10,666
Enrolments 8,983 1,564

*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 2019)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Number of programs  89 19
Enrollments 8,100 194
Placement rate     
Employers (undergraduate and graduate)    

French Immersion Studies (Fall 2019)

Number of programs 108
Enrolments 2,087

Alumni (Fall 2019)

Total number of alumni 232,253

Enrolment (Fall 2019)

By program and gender Female Male Undetermined Total
Undergraduate                                                                                                       20,947         14,335       748 36,030  
Master’s 2,673 1,863 290 4,826
Doctorate 1,096 960 51 2,107
Other graduate                                                                                   147 105 14 266
By language used Headcount % of total
English  30,612 70.8
French 12,617 29.2
By faculty Undergraduate Graduate Total %
Arts 4,278 703 4,981 11.5
Education 1,515 898 2,413 5.6
Engineering 4,416 1,762 6,178 14.3
Health Sciences  3,877 748 4,625 10.7
Interfaculty Programs 29 142 171 0.4
Law  1,874 0 1,874 4.3
Management (Telfer) 4,402 329 4,731 10.9
Medicine 1,865 493 2,358 5.5
Not Applicable 0 195 195 0.5
Science 4,810 627 5,437 12.6
Social Sciences 8,964 1,302 10,266 23.7
Total  36,030 7,199 43,229 100.0

Internationalization (Fall 2019)

  Headcount % of total
Undergraduate 6,037 72.5
Master’s and other graduate 1,680 20.2
Doctorates  615 7.4

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

2019

Total research revenues* $ M
Research revenues by source   
Federal 144.2
Provincial 29.2
Industry/private sector 42.3
Other (e.g., foundations, not-for-profit) 127.9
Research awards by federal funding agencies** 2019  
CIHR 44.5
NSERC26.1 26.1
SSHRC 12
Total 82.6
*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 (April 2019)

Print books* 2,425,715
E-books 2,127,304
Government Publications 1,023,632
E-journals 76,414
Micromaterials 1,933,215
Non-print (e.g., maps, videos, slides) 754,642
Article databases  844

*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 (2019)

SOURCES OF FUNDING*  $ millions
Operating grants 317,7
Research grants and contracts 285,7
Tuition and other fees  453,1
Donations 29,6
Capital grants 14
Investment income 76,4
Student housing 25,0
Sale of services 16,4
Other 132,1
Total 1,350.0

 

Expenditures (2018-2019)

EXPENDITURES %
Salaries and benefits 63.9
Scholarships and bursaries 8.1
Buildings and renovations 2.3
Furniture and equipment 5
Supplies 5.2
Maintenance and utilities  5.1
Other 10.5
Total 100.0
Endowment funds  $293,6 M

 

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