Quick Facts 2018

  • 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 2018)

  Undergaduate Graduate
Applications 62,700 8,600
Enrolments 8,700 1,600

*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 2018)

  Undergraduate Graduate
Number of programs  68 14
Enrollments 7,488 156
Placement rate  97% 100%
Employers (undergraduate and graduate)   4,000

French Immersion Studies (Fall 2018)

Number of programs 73
Enrolments 2,082

Interdisciplinary Programs (Fall 2015)

UndergraduateGraduate
Number of programs3456
Enrollments5,089677

Alumni (Fall 2016)

Total number of alumni 203,344

Enrolment (Fall 2018)

By program and gender Female Male Undetermined Total
Undergraduate                                                                                                       20,677         14,290       547 35,514  
Master’s 2,475 1,803 223 4,501
Doctorate 991 938 35 1,964
Other graduate                                                                                   148 113 13 274
By language used Headcount % of total
English  29,699 70
French 12,554 30
By faculty Undergraduate Graduate Total %
Arts 4,288 726 5,014 11.9
Education 1,414 772 2,186 5.2
Engineering 4,501 1,575 6,076 14.4
Health Sciences  3,787 774 4,561 10.8
Law (Common) 1,242 0 1,242 2.9
Law (Civil) 709 192 901 2.1
Management (Telfer) 4,321 326 4,647 11.0
Medicine 1,872 466 2,338 5.5
Science 4,620 607 5,227 12.4
Social Sciences 8,758 1,256 10,014 23.7
Total  35,514 6,739 42,553 100.0

 

 

Internationalization (Fall 2017)

  Headcount % of total
Undergraduate 5,171 71.5
Master’s and other graduate 1,558 21.5
Doctorates  493 7
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 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 2018)

Regular professors  
Full professors 504
Associate professors 473
Assistant professors  224
Total regular professors 1,201
 Other professors* 209
Regular professors by gender  
Female 483
Male 718
Regular professors by faculty  
Arts 211
Civil Law 29
Common Law 72
Education 52
Engineering 129
Health Sciences 114
Management (Telfer)  77
Medicine 109
Science 144
Social Sciences  251
Others (administrative positions) 13
Other professors  
Faculty in university-affiliated institutions**  2,329
Adjunct professors  277
Part-time professors*** 821
Visiting professors 102
Postdoctoral researchers 440
Research fellows 31
Emeritus professors and librarians  204
Librarians and counsellors 49
* 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 2018)

Regular staff 1,870
 Women 1,157
 Men 713
Term staff 1,104
Total 2,974
Research

2018

Total research revenues* $ M
Research revenues by source   
Federal 129.8
Provincial 29.8
Industry/private sector 36.5
Other (e.g., foundations, not-for-profit) 116.6
Research awards by federal funding agencies** 2016  
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 (2018)

Ranking for total research funding 9th
Ranking in research intensity 8th
Ranking in publication intensity 5th
Research intensity (per full-time faculty position) $246.8

* 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 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 2018

% satisfied with their overall experience at uOttawa 83%
% satisfied with the quality of teaching  85%
satisfied with their social experience 80%
Participation rate in at least one experiential learning activity  
Students living in residence  
International students living in residence  
Finances

Sources of Funding (2018)

SOURCES OF FUNDING*  $ millions
Operating grants 385,4
Research grants and contracts 262,7
Tuition and other fees  406,1
Donations 30,2
Capital grants 34,6
Investment income 71,2
Student housing 28,0
Sale of services 15,4
Other 55,2
Total 1,289.1

 

Expenditures (2017-2018)

EXPENDITURES %
Salaries and benefits 55.9
Scholarships and bursaries 7.0
Buildings and renovations 15.7
Furniture and equipment 3.5
Supplies 4.4
Maintenance and utilities  4.8
Other 8.7
Total 100.0
Endowment funds  $279,7 M

 

Courses
Courses 2016-2017
Laboratory 127
Lecture 4416
Research 308
Seminar 575
Theory and Laboratory 52
Tutorial 63

 

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