Much better school with a higher admission average than Carleton University. Actually has a football team, Law School, and Medical School, unlike Carleton.
Nice campus in a central, downtown location on most main bus routes within the city. Within walking distance to the Rideau Centre, Byward Market, Parliament Hill, Spark Street Mall and most tourist locations in the city.
Colours are Garnet and Grey, which lead to the choosing of their mascot, the noble Gee Gee. The Gee-Gee, which is the first horse out of the gate in a race, was adopted as the University of Ottawa brand initially to appeal to both the anglophone and francophone student populations. Since the initials “GG” can be used to describe the school colours, garnet and grey, in both languages, the nickname stuck.
Université d'Ottawa, l'Université canadienne. University of Ottawa, Canada's university.