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University of Ottawa, Ottawa

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Overview

Since 1848 the University of Ottawa has been Canada's university. Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the University has emerged as a vibrant "centre of learning", with a total population including students, teaching and support staff - of 40,000. The largest bilingual university in North America, the University is a major player in the cultural and economic development of the National Capital Region.
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  • Whenever I go there this place makes me happy and feel good. there are many attractions and museums beside this U of Ottawa. I love to go this place.  more »
  • Is a public University located on the Rideau Canal. Institution is classified into a research-oriented University, was the site of the campus. Events such as international conferences are carried. You can enter anyone. If there is a fairly large quarters to stay members of the public on the University campus wanted to Randwick accommodation costs (include dedicated booking website) useful. Housing the kitchen and suite rooms feature bathrooms with refrigerator, double bedroom and shower and toilet that is around $ 100. Hotel-like service, but will do the housekeeping and reception desk. Can unfortunately in shops cafes, University, University located in tourist facilities.
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  • From the historical point of view the buildings are something to see and visit. Much to learn about the previous centuries and also interesting museums hosted by the university (like the museum of cla...  more »
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  • Largest bilingual university in the world (you can almost smell the bilingualism - nearly everything is written in French and English respectively...even the bathroom signs) with a large campus that is very close to downtown Ottawa, (generally) friendly staff, and a plethora of services to facilitate succesful learning experiences (many areas to study, frequent events, and many resources to aid student life). UOttawa is a very cosmopolitan university that hosts students from all across Canada and the world!
  • It is a decent University, however, it seems to be riding on a reputation that was awarded many years ago. Carleton University used to be in a distant 2nd for the Ottawa area, now, not so sure. Ottawa University needs to really improve. STOP favouring French speaking over all others. Raise the bar once more. I understand that there is a huge gap in the market for French universities in the area, that is NO reason to lower standards. If anything, it should raise them. Excell my location. Residence meal plan too pricey and needs much improvement.
  • I like it. Good place, good staff. Beautiful grounds.
  • Students are paying for the learning and research tools. For example, Carleton U offers free Matlab for EVERY student, while in uOttawa it only exists in engineering and science faculty labs and is not accessible for students from other faculties. You have to pay for it if you want to use it in your cross-disciplinary project. It's 2017 now and you would think a university should understand the importance and the popularity of cross-disciplinary studies.
  • Most people tell me that they just like I feel ripped off by the administration of this university.

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Where to stay in Ottawa

For the best access to restaurants and shops, stay in the historic central neighborhood of ByWard Market, where you can choose from a range of comfortable hotels. Options also abound just south of the canal in Centretown, where you can enjoy easy access to the best attractions in Ottawa. You can explore the city's diverse heritage by staying in one of its many cultural hubs--Chinatown, Little Italy, and Quartier Vanier offer a distinctive taste of China, Italy, and France respectively.
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