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Address: 550 Cumberland St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada
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+1 613-562-5700

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Nice historical buildings

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... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

Thank Dannysylee
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1,449 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 classical antiquities). As a learning center...that is another story.

Thank thor2705
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 middle for just about everything. In the four years I attended this university I would say that there was never a time that no construction... More 

Thank Dafoem
Kingston, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Do not attend. It's great- beautiful, awesome people, great profs-- but the administration there is ridiculous. I can't speak for any department other than Social Sciences- but it is almost impossible to get a hold of them (expect to sit on hold often), they are extremely rude, they aren't helpful (school is hard enough without hidden deadlines). IF you send... More 

1 Thank teebeecee2016
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I came, I went, I got papers that have not improved my life. Architecture like a post apocalyptic concrete nightmare. Student dormitories are terrible. At one time there was a bar, but student's didn't know what they had. A downtown campus where the University was intentionally split up to ensure no student activism on the nearby Parliament hill. This has... More 

1 Thank bluelynx
Ottawa, Canada
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160 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nice university, lots of intelligence here, lots of pavillions, I would not like yo be student over the winter. You walk everywhere, leave your car at home, better to travel by bus, parking is very expensive, they patrol and give tickets. There is a great array of foods here and there. Everything is expensive, tuition, coffee, transportation, books and food.... More 

2 Thank axxiefox
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Ottawa University prides itself as being a strong school that offers great learning programs and help centres. As a Telfer student that has attended there for 2 years I can honestly say that is NOT true. It seems to be that the programs and professors care more about a student’s tuition money and getting paid than to care whether the... More 

5 Thank 8982304
Peterborough, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Campus tours are well organized, they show you all aspects of the University experience (if you have somebody looking that way) and parking was free. Worth booking online so that everything is organized

Thank Bruce R
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267 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is one of Canada's bilingual universities. The buildings are a mix of great limestone traditional style and new modern buildings. The student population comprises many English and French speaking populations within Canada and across the globe. Nearby, you can enjoy great coffee shops and cafes!

Thank ballyga
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Whether you're a student or not, walking to and through the buildings is interesting, especially as it sits in the middle of Ottawa, and accessible to and from everywhere. GO.

Thank Paul_from_Ottawa

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