Université du Québec en Outaouais

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

Outaouais (Courtesy of the Université du Québec)

The Université du Québec en Outaouais has greatly expanded its offerings from an original slate of primarily administration and education programs. There are now 10 Ph.D. programs and 17 master’s programs, including 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. UQO also offers a combined degree program, which features co-op, in industrial relations and human resources. Accounting students can choose a CPA concentration or an applied training program with work placements. For students at the main campus in Gatineau, Que., a short trip over the bridge to downtown Ottawa grants access to resources such as the national archives and public administration organizations. A satellite campus in Saint-Jérôme 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. A new health clinic provides students with medical and mental health services, including resources for dealing with anxiety and depression.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
$3,485 ($9,048 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Admission is not contingent on the R score; requirements vary by program
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,580 · Part-time: 1,996
Graduates: Full-time: 901 · Part-time: 598
International Students: First-year: 6% (fall 2018 figure) · Graduate: 35% (fall 2017 figure)
Male-Female Ratio: Figure unavailable
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence SpaceS: 153 (218 last year; first come,
first served) Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $3,656 to $5,840

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