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History
The University of Western Ontario is a vibrant centre of learning with more than 35,000 students and over 3,500 full-time faculty and staff members. Through its 12 faculties, professional schools and three Affiliated University Colleges, the University offers more than 400 different degree and diploma programs.

Western's students enjoy a diverse life on a campus that is one of the most picturesque in North America. The campus is located on nearly 400 acres of land along the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario – Canada’s tenth-largest city with a population of more than 400,000. Founded in 1878 and 133 years old this year, Western is one of Canada’s most well-known universities.

Special Characteristics

  • Comprised of Main Campus and three Affiliated University Colleges.
  • One of Canada’s top 10 research universities with nearly 4,000 grants and more than $210 million in funding annually.
  • One of the largest library systems in Canada, including six major libraries and an Archives and Research Collections Centre.
  • Extensive exchange programs and study abroad options on five continents.
  • Excellent support services for students including the award-winning Centre for New Students.
  • Graduation rates that exceed the Ontario system.
  • Eight residences and 4,150 residence spaces on Main Campus alone.
  • $27 million in scholarships and financial aid for eligible undergraduate students.
  • 2,000-plus undergraduate work/study jobs available on campus providing invaluable work experience.
  • Widely recognized athletics programs with 38 intercollegiate teams competing provincially and nationally.
  • Largest intramural sports program in Canada.
  • Over 180 student clubs and associations.

People
Western’s students are second to none. Bright, enthusiastic and involved, they stand at the top of their class. Students come to Western from every province in Canada and every part of the globe. A recent survey indicates that 84% of graduates say their Western degree was key to their success.

More than 1,400 faculty teach at Western, many of them world leaders in their disciplines. Western professors are known for both their teaching and their research. In addition, 2,000 dedicated support staff help Western maintain its standards of excellence.

Western’s graduates now number more than 235,000, growing by 5,000 each year, making Alumni Western the third-largest alumni association in Canada.