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QS Best Student Cities ranking: 46th

The capital of Canada, Ottawa is ranked 46th in this year’s Best Student Cities ranking. A diverse and dynamic city, Ottawa is also multilingual, with many residents fluent in both English and French. Ottawa is home to the Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal system in North America, which is also a world heritage site. There are countless other cultural and historical spots of interest to explore, including the most-visited museum in Canada, the Canadian Museum of History. The city is also home to the impressive neo-gothic parliament building ‘Centre Block’.

The two top universities in Ottawa are both ranked within the top 700 in the world, with the University of Ottawa at joint 289th in the QS World University Rankings® 2018. Ottawa is ranked within the top 20 for the student view indicator, a score which reflects the city’s lively student life, diversity and friendliness. It received praise in our student survey, with one respondent saying: “I love the opportunities and the diversity as well as the student-centered culture” while another commented, “The quality of education is one of the top in Canada.”

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More about Ottawa

Number of universities ranked by QS

2

Highest-ranked institution

University of Ottawa (joint 289th)

Population

1,236,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$18,900

Desirability rank

21st

Employer Activity rank

105th

Affordability rank

74th

Student View rank

19th


To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, 
view the methodology.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
Sabrina is a content writer for TopUniversities.com, providing guidance on a wide range of topics. A graduate of Aberystwyth University, Sabrina is originally from the West Midlands but now lives in London. 

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hello! Am Hannah from Tanzania and i would like to study in ottawa. Thank you for your response and I hope you will answer my request

I WANT TO STUDY IN OTTAWA UNIVERSITY. PLEASE HELP ME

Hi Habib, our complete guide on how to study abroad in Canada might help to get you started, which includes advice on applying for Canadian universities. :)