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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.

Areas of Expertise

Arts & Humanities
DAN Management and Organizational Studies
Education
Engineering
Health Sciences
Information and Media Studies
Ivey Business
Kinesiology
Law
Medical Sciences
Music
Nursing
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Sciences
Social Sciences

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $7,740Highest: $10,400

Western University has three different residence styles and seven first-year buildings

Traditional Style
-Double and single rooms
-Shared floor bathrooms

Suite Style:
-Four single rooms in one suite
-Two bathrooms per suite
-Shared living room and kitchen

Hybrid Style:
-Double and single rooms
-Semi-private bathrooms

A spot in residence is guaranteed if you are admitted to Western's main campus directly from high school. You must submit your deposit and lifestyle questionnaire before your deadline to maintain the guaranteed spot.

Off Campus Housing

The Off-Campus Housing Service provides students and staff with over 5,000 housing listings annually.

Incoming Students

We'll help you transition to university with several programs including mentorship and course counselling:

Orientation Week (OWeek)
Summer Academic Orientation (SAO)
Thriving Foundations
SmartStart
Leadership and Mentorship Program (LAMP)
Student Leaders in Residence
Out of Province Student Association
International Peer Guide Program
Society of Mature Students
Academic Support Program: Sports
Society of Off-Campus Students

Career Planning

Careers & Experience helps you deepen your academic learning and actively plan for personal and professional growth through career education, experiential learning, and industry exploration.

Career Appointments
Career Events and Workshops
Searchable database of jobs and internships
Writing support for resumes and cover letters
Mock interview support

Sports

Do you love sports? We do too. Western is recognized as having one of the best sports and recreation programs in Canada.

-Over 40 varsity teams
-1,200 intramural sports teams in three levels (recreational, competitive and super competitive) and 15,000 student participants
-19 sports clubs from judo to equestrian
-NEW eSports Arena

If you're looking for a job on campus, the Western Recreation Centre is the largest employer of students. And it has everything you need to stay active! It's a $35 million state-of-the-art facility with 20,000 square feet of weight-lifting and cardio equipment, studios, eight-lane 50-meter pool, ice arena, indoor track, squash/racquetball courts, and five gymnasiums.

Clubs

Western has over 200 student clubs! Some are based on political interests, ethnic heritage and religions affiliation, hobbies, activities, and academic and career goals. If you have an idea for a new club, you can pitch your ideas to the University Students’ Council (USC).

Special Services

Academic Support & Engagement
Accessible Education
Learning Development
Transition, Leadership & Enrichment
Writing Support
Propel Entrepreneurship
Careers & Experience
Equity & Human Rights Services
Indigenous Services
Student Support & Case Management
Student Health Care
Wellness Education Centre
Mental Health Support
Individual Counselling
Crisis Counselling
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International Students Wellness
Financial Counselling
Digital Student Experience

Affiliated Institutions

Brescia University College
Huron University College
King's University College

All four of our campuses (main campus and the three affiliated university colleges) are located in London, Ontario within walking distance. All students earn a Western University degree and have access to support services and programming, including Orientation Week and the Western Recreation Centre. Some academic programs are common and offered at multiple campuses, there are also unique degree streams offered at only one campus. Each campus has their own residences and admission requirements, and they each offer a unique living and learning environment.

International Involvement

You'll have opportunities to study, research, work, or volunteer abroad with over 170 international learning opportunities in over 40 countries around the world:

Exchanges
Study Abroad
Internships
Summer Programs
Faculty-Led Programs
Research
Impact Experience
Clinical, Field Placements and Practicums

Campus Tour

Take a virtual tour of campus anytime!

Check our calendar for upcoming in-person tour availability.

Modified on November 02, 2020

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