Our 12 faculties offer more than 200 undergraduate programs in traditional fields as well as some leading edge programs unique to Western. Only here can you get a degree in Health Information Management or specialize in practical and critical issues involving cyberspace.
Second Level Entry Professional Programs
After your first year, the choices are even broader. Choices include Education, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, and Business Administration. A wide variety of post-graduate programs are also an option, some allow you to further explore your undergraduate discipline, while others such as Occupational or Physical Therapy, Journalism, or Library and Information Science give you valuable professional education.
Obtain your degree from Western while exploring other parts of the world. We have students studying on almost every continent!
Many programs at Western offer internships opportunities. Participating corporations say they prefer internships to co-op programs, because interns come to the job with more education. Paid internships are 12 or 16 months, giving you enough time to add significant work experience to your portfolio. You also gain valuable contacts. Students selected for internships are usually the first to get jobs after graduation.
Ranked No.1 in Canada for academic support. Ranked No.1 in Canada for quality of teaching.
Academic excellence is at the heart of Western and that quality starts with our award winning faculty. Every year, our professors are recognized both nationally and internationally for their teaching and research achievements. Your success in first year is important to us, which is why we have more tenured faculty teaching first year courses than any other university in the country.
Your peers will be some of the brightest students in Canada; last year’s average entering grade was 88.2%. Western has had three Rhodes Scholars in the past five years. Just imagine how much your future friends and fellow students will enrich your education!
Some of the exciting projects Western professors and students are working on include mapping deep brain function, determining how the Internet can help breast cancer patients, and taking an interdisciplinary look at history and the structure of intellectual thought. The world renowned researchers involved in these projects are the same people who will be teaching you. This is what makes Western one of the top ten research universities in Canada.
Ranked No. 1 in Canada for campus attractiveness.
Our Beautiful Campus
Our campus is truly one of the most spectacular in Canada with a blend of gothic and modern architecture, rock gardens, Japanese gardens, and abundance of trees. Take a walk through the Sherwood Fox Arboretum or walk around campus and search for our unique art pieces located throughout campus. With the Thames River winding through campus, you’ll find a variety of picturesque spots to study at Western.
If you have an entering average of 88% or higher, Western has a scholarship for you. Well over half our first year students will receive an admission scholarship valued between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00.
At Western, we offer more than $16 million in financial aid, including more than 2,000 on-campus Work Study opportunities, which provide financial assistance as well as valuable work experience.