Friday, February 28, 2014

University of Ottawa and the impact on the surrounding area

Some interesting points on University of Ottawa and housing

* Over the past 10 years, the university has grown by 10,000 full time students and only added 294 residence beds

* The university only has enough on campus housing space for 7% of it's 40,000 students

* Ottawa U has 2,885 residence beds

* vacancy rate in Sandy Hill is approximately 1% lower than the rest of Ottawa

* In 2017 a stop on Ottawa's light rail transit

* University of Ottawa has Canada's largest law school

* University of Ottawa has 450 programs in 10 faculties

* U of O is the largest French/English bilingual university in the world
* Approximately 3,000 foreign students
* over 75,000 students in Ottawa (Ottawa U, Carleton, St. Paul University and Algonquin College)
* Ottawa's population expected to grow by 30% by 2031

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