Universite du Quebec en Outaouais: Narrative Description
UNIVERSITE DU QUEBEC EN OUTAOUAIS L-6
Case Postale 1250, Succursale Hull
Gatineau, QC, Canada J8X 3X7
Web Site: http://www.uqo.ca/
Province-supported, university, coed. Part of Universite du Quebec. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Ottawa. Total enrollment: 5,519. Students come from 25 other countries. Retention: 90% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other units of the Universite du Quebec, other universities in the province of Quebec. Study abroad program.
Open admission except for some quota programs. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, Diploma of Collegiate Studies (and transcript) or equivalent. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: 5/15.
Costs Per Year:
Area resident tuition: $2077 full-time. Mandatory fees: $2077 full-time. College room only: $405. International student tuition: $10,911 full-time.
Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: AGE, AIESEC, AEME, REMAA. Major annual events: Salon de l'Etudiant, Carnaval Etudiant, Jeux du Commerce. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 200 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Brault Library plus 1 other with 230,910 books, 25,908 microform titles, 12,351 serials, 11,972 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 141 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
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