Western University is one of the oldest and most beautiful universities located in London, Ontario, Canada. Western University attracts students with a broad worldview seeking to study, engage with, and lead in international communities.
Key Facts about Western:
- Ranked among the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide
- A founding member of the U15 – Canada’s most distinguished research universities
- 40,000 students, including more than 5,800 international students from 128 countries
- One of the highest national entrance averages of first-year students at 90.6%
- First to second year retention rate of 93.6%—one of the highest in Canada
- A proud legacy of Rhodes Scholars, with the 24th announced in 2019
- 12 faculties, including the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, as well professional programs in Medicine, Business, Law and Engineering
- More than 400 combinations of undergraduate majors, minors and specializations
- 88 different graduate degree programs, including a range of interdisciplinary programs
- 26 faculty recipients of 3M National Teaching Fellowships—second highest in Canada
- 95.2% employment rate after graduation
- More than 315,000 alumni in 150 countries worldwide
Where is campus and what’s it like?
Western is located in London, Ontario, which is the second fastest growing city in Canada. The population is 384,000 and it’s a two-hour drive west of Toronto.
Western’s campus is well known for being one of the most beautiful in Canada. It has 1200 acres of greenspace with lots of trees and gardens. The Thames river winds through campus and there’s a mix of modern and historic buildings. Campus amenities include everything you might need as a student: medical and dental office, grocery store, hospital, restaurants/eateries, movie theatre and more.
What can I study?
Western offers first-entry undergraduate programs, second-entry professional undergraduate programs, graduate programs and postdoctoral programs.
You’ll have plenty of choice for what you want to study because Western has over 400 undergraduate program options. In first year, most students take a combination of courses for the programs they want to pursue, and electives they choose from almost any faculty. Western’s degree structure allows you to have the flexibility to specialize in one area or combine two passions.
Can I do internships or co-op?
Yes, there are internships, co-ops and practicums offered in every undergraduate program. There are also 20+ other ways for you to develop your skills and become career-ready through experiential learning.