Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Ontario  /  Ottawa  /  Sightseeing  /  University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa, Ottawa

(55+ reviews on the web)
Tourist Spot Educational Site
The University of Ottawa is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 42.5ha in the residential neighbourhood of Sandy Hill, adjacent to Ottawa's Rideau Canal. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, administered by ten faculties. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.The University of Ottawa was first established as the College of Bytown in 1848 by the first bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa, Joseph-Bruno Guigues. Placed under the direction of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, it was renamed the College of Ottawa in 1861 and received university status five years later through royal charter. On 5 February 1889, the university was granted a pontifical charter by Pope Leo XIII, elevating the institution to a pontifical university. The University was reorganized on 1 July 1965 as a corporation, independent from any outside body or religious organization. As a result, the civil and pontifical charters were kept by the newly created Saint Paul University, federated with the university. The remaining civil faculties were retained by the reorganized university.
Use our Ottawa trip itinerary planner to visit University of Ottawa on your trip to Ottawa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
Create a full Ottawa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ottawa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ottawa by other users

10 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM KUWAIT August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UKRAINE September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA September, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ottawa BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • The buildings are beautiful on campus and its nice for an afternoon walk, as cars cannot reach most points of the campus. As an institution, its rankings speak for itself they are somewhere in the mid...  more »
Google
  • Love the school, HATE THE ACADEMIC ADVISORS. If you think you will ever need help with any tiny little thing, GO TO A DIFFERENT UNIVERSITY. you WILL spend hours on hold without receiving any real information at this university.
  • The worst Don't come here if you actually want to learn. All they care about is your money and they raise tuition every year. Go to Carleton, much better Uni.
  • I graduated in 2012 with a BSc in chemistry. The education was awesome and the experiences I had were also awesome. The faculty is super nice to you when your trying to get in. But once your in pray to god you don't have a conflict with schedules or switching majors or minors. I invested 5 years worth of time and at the end of it got a job. Since 2012 I have had 3 different jobs all in a very related field to my major.
  • The summary of all coment review shows that Its not good for international students. Its juat a univeraity that wants money. Only the building is good while administration is worse and even profesor are not good in language. Moreover many canadian studennts prefer other universities
  • I would rate 0 stars if I could. Do not judge a university based solely on their rankings. UOttawa gives people a terrible undergraduate experience, it's all about the money. The administration is a joke and they are not going to bother improving it, since they only care about their RANKING and RESEARCH. All the negative reviews on here are true! DO NOT COME HERE!