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Brescia University College

Brescia University College



Note for 2024: Brescia University will merge into Western University, beginning in May, 2024. Read more about the strategic integration on the Brescia website.

At Brescia University College, you will be challenged to actively engage in your education, both inside the walls of your classroom and extending beyond into the local and global community. You will be offered unparalleled opportunities to develop your leadership skills and your true, authentic leadership character. With over 100 years of educating women, Brescia commits to enabling you to reach your full potential as a student and future leader.

Brescia is Canada's women's university. Since our inception in 1919, we've been educating passionate, creative, intelligent women — like you — who want to lead boldly in a rapidly changing world.

So what does it mean to attend a women's-only university? It means you will:

  • Receive an education tailored to your interests and learning style
  • Become confident sharing your opinions, insights, and ideas in class
  • Be surrounded and mentored by women in leadership positions, including your Principal, Academic Dean and Students' Council Executives

Did you know that graduates from women's universities and colleges report they are "completely satisfied" with their overall education and are more likely to pursue graduate degrees versus graduates from co-ed institutions? Women's university and college graduates also report they felt greater support from their institution in preparation for their first job, as well as reported being better prepared for life after graduation than their co-ed counterparts (Source: Hardwick Day, 2012).

Areas of Expertise

Brescia University College offers three-year and four-year undergraduate degrees within four schools: School of Behavioural and Social Sciences, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, School of Humanities and School of Leadership and Social Change. Each school offer a wide variety of unique programs including Foods and Nutrition, Community Development, Nonprofit Management and Management and Organizational Studies. Additionally, Brescia offers a Masters degree and a Diploma in Foods & Nutritional Sciences.

On Campus Housing

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Female only:300 bedsLowest: $12,890Highest: $14,040

Our new residence, Clare Hall, opened in September 2013, and accommodates just over 300 students conveniently on campus, steps from classes and the library. Set on top of a hill, Brescia's campus is surrounded by nature and a view of the London and UWO skylines. Rooms feature individual climate control, floor-to-ceiling closets, queen size beds, built-in desks with shelving, and a window seat.

The en suite bathroom, typically shared with one other student, includes an oversized single shower and an environmentally-conscious, dual-flush toilet.

Premium single rooms with a private en suite bathroom are limited and will be available for students with special considerations.


Residents have access to card-operated laundry facilities, a fitness room, study rooms on each floor, and common space with kitchenettes. The residence is fully secured with access by swipe card and front desk security 24/7.

Fees are as follows:

Double Room + Meal Plan A = $9,800
Double Room + Meal Plan B = $10,000
Single Room + Meal Plan A = $11,300
Single Room + Meal Plan B = $11,500
Private Room + Meal Plan A = $12,000
Private Room + Meal Plan B = $12,200

Off Campus Housing

Various off-campus housing is available within the city of London. Prices range from $350.00 per month to $700.00 per month.

For off-campus housing listing, go to

Incoming Students

A number of services are available to first-year students, including summer academic counselling, a first-year faculty contact program, career and academic skills workshops, and orientation sessions.

A Fall Welcome Day in October and a March Break Open House will be held on-campus. Please contact the Registrar's Office for exact dates and times.

Career Planning

Career counseling is available on-campus.


Brescia offers a number of opportunities through the University of Western Ontario.


Over 100 clubs and organizations are available to Brescia students, either through Brescia University College or the University of Western Ontario. During Orientation Week in September, students will be introduced to the vast assortment of social, cultural, political, academic, and recreational clubs available within the Western community.

Information Technology

Internet access is available through Western. Those students living in residence may purchase access through Brescia's REZNET connection, which provides unlimited access using Western's high-speed connection. Students can also access Western's resources by modem for a small charge. Western's library system is available online and computers are available at Brescia for students use at no cost.


Brescia students have access to all cultural, recreational, and sports facilities and events at the University of Western Ontario.

Special Services

Brescia students with special needs work through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at The University of Western Ontario. The staff of SSD can assist students with various types of disabilities to adjust to the University environment. To help first-year students adjust, Brescia University College has introduced its Faculty Contact Program, which teams up faculty members with incoming students. Brescia's chaplaincy team is also available to all students to discuss confidentially their education or career hopes, as well as personal and spiritual aspects of their lives.

International Involvement

Exchange opportunities are available. See the Western University website for details.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are available anytime. Tours can be arranged through the Registrar’s Office. Contact