Founded in 1848, University of Ottawa is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Ottawa (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Ontario. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, University of Ottawa (uOttawa) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Ottawa (uOttawa) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 168 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. uOttawa also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.