University of Ottawa: Statistics



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#163 of 14,131 In the World
#89 of 2,597 In North America
#11 of 101 In Canada
#5 of 24 In Ontario
#1 of 3 In Ottawa
#9 of 1,010 For Human Rights Law
Top100 For 58 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of Ottawa is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSenior secondary school diploma, or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April; May-August)

Research profile

University of Ottawa is a world-class research university with 112,739 scientific papers published and 2,898,309 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Science, and Political Science.


University of Ottawa majors

by publication & citation count

61,323 / 2,071,076
60,347 / 1,938,736
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
54,857 / 1,344,189
43,876 / 1,653,718
Computer Science
43,870 / 1,230,286
40,593 / 971,555
36,686 / 967,680
35,536 / 1,102,274
Environmental Science
34,455 / 881,201
Political Science
30,895 / 809,088
29,656 / 1,119,636
28,918 / 936,059
28,896 / 1,295,919
27,207 / 791,611
25,308 / 590,391
24,670 / 536,510
24,286 / 650,144
Quantum and Particle physics
22,519 / 559,943
21,635 / 713,688
20,048 / 570,793
18,772 / 642,685
Organic Chemistry
18,285 / 581,437
Geography and Cartography
18,032 / 362,289
17,706 / 520,083
17,070 / 368,890
Materials Science
16,199 / 432,254
14,592 / 336,904
13,895 / 221,105
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
13,378 / 257,170
13,204 / 370,180
12,606 / 401,842
12,277 / 358,787
11,724 / 207,453
Public Health
11,433 / 355,095
11,146 / 387,880
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
10,791 / 285,646
10,753 / 365,969
Optical Engineering
10,222 / 240,146
9,555 / 297,311
9,352 / 293,138

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 807 5268
1991 830 5719
1992 928 6895
1993 988 7170
1994 1076 8574
1995 1147 9365
1996 1110 10458
1997 1176 11776
1998 1148 13367
1999 1145 15197
2000 1230 17436
2001 1293 20319
2002 1324 22652
2003 1497 26212
2004 1927 29026
2005 1921 34385
2006 2496 39731
2007 2679 47294
2008 2982 53867
2009 3225 62871
2010 3508 72412
2011 3669 83962
2012 4095 99165
2013 4392 113867
2014 4948 126935
2015 5053 141645
2016 5365 149761
2017 5738 168001
2018 5905 175934
2019 6437 208235
2020 6976 255463
2021 8045 332717
2022 6760 332845
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Ottawa gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Domestic Tuition (CAD) International Tuition (CAD)
Arts 5,600 20,200
Engineering 6,100 27,400
Law 16,400 29,400
Medicine 23,400 50,400

The University of Ottawa has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Ottawa.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Arts and Humanities, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Engineering, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Law, Management, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Theology

University of Ottawa alumni

  1. Alex Trebek

    Alex Trebek
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1940-2020 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in the University of Ottawa
    1957-1961 graduated with Bachelor of Science in classical philosophy
    journalistgame show hostactortelevision presentersports commentator

    George Alexander Trebek was a Canadian-American game show host and television personality. He is best known for hosting the syndicated general knowledge quiz game show Jeopardy! for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020. Trebek also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. He also made appearances, usually as himself, in numerous films and television series.

  2. Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1969-.. (age 54)
    journalisttelevision actoractortelevision producervoice actor

    Samantha Anne Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host.

  3. Andrew Scheer

    Andrew Scheer
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1979-.. (age 44)

    Andrew James Scheer is a Canadian politician who has served as the member of Parliament (MP) for Regina—Qu'Appelle since 2004. Scheer served as the 35th speaker of the House of Commons from 2011 to 2015, and was the leader of the Conservative Party and leader of the Official Opposition from 2017 to 2020.

  4. Maxime Bernier

    Maxime Bernier
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1963-.. (age 60)

    Maxime Bernier is a Canadian politician who is the founder and leader of the People's Party of Canada (PPC). Formerly a member of the Conservative Party, Bernier left the caucus in 2018 to form the PPC. He was the member of Parliament (MP) for Beauce from 2006 to 2019 and served as a Cabinet minister in the Harper government.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Ottawa faculties and divisions

Centre : Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics Genetics
Centre : Environmental Law and Global Sustainability Environmental Studies, Law
Centre : Environmental Microbiology Microbiology
Centre : Governance Government
Centre : Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Safety Engineering
Centre : Human Rights Research and Education Human Rights
Centre : International Policy Studies International Studies
Centre : Law, Technology and Society Law, Technology
Centre : Neural Dynamics Neurosciences
Centre : Neuromuscular Disease Medicine, Neurology, Pathology
Department/Division : Professional Training Service Communication Studies, Grammar, Management, Writing
Faculty : Arts Arabic, Art History, Art Management, Asian Studies, Canadian Studies, Celtic Languages and Studies, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Conducting, English, English Studies, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Film, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French Studies, Geography, German, Greek (Classical), History, Indigenous Studies, Information Sciences, Italian, Jewellery Art, Journalism, Latin, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Music, Music Education, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psycholinguistics, Public Relations, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Surveying and Mapping, Theatre, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Writing
Faculty : Education Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Health Education, Higher Education, Literacy Education, Natives Education, Teacher Training, Technology Education, Women's Studies
Faculty : Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, E-Business/Commerce, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
Faculty : Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Administration, Anthropology, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Canon Law, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Conducting, Criminology, Development Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Earth Sciences, Economic History, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Ergotherapy, Ethics, Fine Arts, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, Government, Greek, Health Administration, Health Education, Health Sciences, Higher Education, History, Immunology, Information Sciences, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Microbiology, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Neurosciences, Nursing, Pathology, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Religious Education, Religious Studies, Slavic Languages, Social and Community Services, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics, Theatre, Theology, Toxicology, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Faculty : Health Sciences Biophysics, Health Sciences, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Parks and Recreation, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Social Sciences, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Sports Management
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Community Health, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Haematology, Immunology, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Pharmacy, Physics, Science Education, Statistics, Toxicology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology, Criminology, Development Studies, Economics, Experimental Psychology, French, Gerontology, Government, Human Rights, International Economics, International Studies, Law, Modern Languages, Peace and Disarmament, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Women's Studies
Institute : Brain and Mind Behavioural Sciences, Neurosciences
Institute : Canadian Studies Canadian Studies
Institute : Environment Environmental Studies
Institute : Medical Devices Innovation Medical Technology
Institute : Official Languages and Bilingualism English, French, Modern Languages
Institute : Population Health Public Health
Institute : Prevention of Crime Criminal Law, Criminology, Police Studies
Institute : Systems Biology Biology
Institute : Women's Studies Women's Studies
Research Division : Accounting Accountancy
Research Division : Biopharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Biotechnology, Pharmacy
Research Division : Educational and Community Services Education, Social and Community Services
Research Division : Emerging Pathogens Epidemiology
Research Division : French Canadian Culture Canadian Studies, French Studies
Research Division : Photonics Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Sport in Canadian Society Sports
Research Division : Tax Taxation
School : Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, E-Business/Commerce, Finance, Health Administration, Human Resources, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing

General information

Alternative names uOttawa
Founded 1848
Accreditation Association Canadienne des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes (ACOA), Health Services Administration (ACEHSA), American Psychological Association
Motto Deus Scientiarum Dominus Est
God is the Lord of Knowledge
Colors garnet, gray

Location and contacts

Address 550 rue Cumberland, pièce 212
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5
City population 934,000

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