Western University

The Top 10 Reasons to Choose the Best Student Experience at Western

1. Unique Programs & Academic Choices

2. Award-Winning Faculty & Staff

  • More 3M National teaching award-winning faculty than any university in Ontario (second in Canada)
  • 3,755 dedicated full-time faculty and support staff

3. Bright, Diverse & Satisfied Students

  • 38,000 students from 121 countries around the world
  • Mean entrance average of 90% (of all registered incoming secondary school students in 2016)
  • Astounding first- to second-year retention rate exceeding 93%
  • Graduation rates that exceed the Ontario system by almost 10%
  • 22 Rhodes scholarship recipients have come from Western
  • 90.5% of our graduating students would recommend Western to a friend

4. First-Rate Residence System

  • Ranked as the best in Canada among large universities
  • 9 residences and 3 residence styles: Traditional, suite-style and hybrid-style
  • Wide range of meal plans to suit your tastes and dietary requirements
  • Safe and inclusive environment within walking distance to lecture halls, libraries, recreation facilities and other services

5. Exceptional Recognition of Your Achievement & Financial Support

6. Classroom Connections to Real-World Experiences

  • Experiential Learning: Alternative Spring Break, Community Engaged Learning, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Mentorship, Western’s Volunteer Program, International Student Work Opportunities, Western Heads East – to name a few
  • Leadership: Student government, faculty and residence councils, over 230 student clubs and student associations, 46 varsity sport teams and clubs, and one of the largest intramural sports programs in Canada.
  • Western’s Co-Curricular Record helps showcase your experience to employers

7. The Western Guarantee

  • Admission scholarships
  • The first-year courses you want
  • A place to live in residence
  • An extraordinary student experience

8. A Beautiful Campus

  • Founded in 1878, Western is one of the most picturesque campuses in North America, situated along the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario.
  • Western’s gothic architecture and our ivy-covered campus blend in seamlessly with 1,200 acres of rolling hills and endless scenic locations to study, chat with friends or relax.

9. Global Connections

  • More than 4,500 international students from 121 countries
  • More than 300,065 alumni in 154 countries worldwide
  • International exchange, and study abroad opportunities at 120 institutions, in 36 countries
  • Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor at Western
  • International volunteer service opportunities

10. Support Networks for Work Experience

  • More than 2,000 undergraduate work study and paid positions on campus
  • Internship, co-op, job shadowing, fieldwork and volunteer opportunities off campus
  • 94.8% employment rates for Western grads – 2 years after graduation
  • Support through the Student Success Centre, Student Development Centre and Career Centres within faculties