Université du Québec en Outaouais

Université du Québec en Outaouais | Gatineau, Que. | Founded 1981


Since opening in 1981 with primarily education and administration programs, the Université du Québec en Outaouais has expanded both undergraduate and graduate offerings. There are now nine Ph.D. programs, including project management and information technology, and 17 master’s programs, including social work and an M.B.A. in accounting. UQO is the only university in Canada to offer bachelor’s degrees in museology and heritage and in comic strip writing in French. It is also the only university in Quebec to offer a degree in translation and writing in French. For students at the main campus in Gatineau, Que., a short trip over the bridge to downtown Ottawa means access to resources such as the national archives and public administration organizations. The satellite campus in Saint-Jérôme, Que., offers business administration, education, psychoeducation, nursing and social work. UQO supports the development of the region, with research centres in photonics, regional development and family intervention. The university boasts an international dimension, welcoming about 425 students from 40 countries every year, as well as offering exchange programs, mostly to Europe.

$4,060 ($9,456 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Admission is not contingent on the R score; requirements vary by program
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,603 · Part-time: 2,000
Graduates: Full-time: 866 · Part-time: 591
International Students: First-year: 6% · Graduate: 35% (fall 2017 figure)
Male-Female Ratio: Figure not available
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 218 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $3,616 to $5,744

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