Studying In The Canada – Top 12 Reasons to Choose Western University

1. Unique Programs & Academic Choices

  • 11 Faculties and a School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
  • More than 400 undergraduate programs and 88 different graduate degree programs
  • Modular undergraduate degree structure
  • Cool Courses:
    • English 2092F – Special Topics – The Many Faces of Harry Potter
    • History 2186A/B –  Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K
    • Sociology 4442F/G – Serial Killers
    • FILM 2159B – Disney (Disney Dream Factory)
    • History 3707F/G –  The Business of Wine
  • Unique programs for high achieving students:
    • School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities
    • Scholar’s Electives
    • Western Scholars
    • Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity
    • Western Integrated Science (WISc)

2. Award-Winning Faculty and Staff

  • More 3M National teaching award-winning faculty than any university in Ontario (second in Canada)
  • Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • 3,860 dedicated full-time faculty and support staff on Main Campus
  • One of Canada’s Top 10 research-intensive universities

3. Bright, Diverse & Satisfied Students

  • More than 38,000 students from 127 countries around the world
  • A mean entrance average of 89.6% (of all registered incoming high school students in 2015)
  • An astounding first to second year retention rate of 93%
  • Graduation rates that exceed the Ontario system
  • 22 Rhodes scholarship recipients have come from Western
  • 93.5% of our graduating students would recommend Western to a friend

4. First-Rate Residence System

  • Ranked one of the best residence experiences among large universities in Canada
  • Nine residences and three residence styles: traditional-, suite- and hybrid-style
  • 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 Financial Support

  • National Scholarships valued from $30,000 to $65,000
  • Three International President’s Entrance Scholarships of $50,000 for International Students
  • Guaranteed admission scholarships valued from $1,000 to $10,000
  • Robust financial aid, student award and work study programs

6. Classroom Connections to Real-World Experiences

  • Experiential Learning: Alternative Spring Break, Community Engaged Learning, Propel Entrepreneurship Centre, Leadership and Academic Mentorship Program, Western’s Volunteer Program, Western Heads East – to name a few.
  • Leadership: Student government, Leadership Education Program, faculty and residence councils, student clubs and student associations, varsity sports and one of the largest intramural sports programs in Canada.
  • Western’s new Co-Curricular Record: Showcase your experience to employers!

7. Support Networks for Work Experience

  • More than 2,000 undergraduate work study and paid positions on campus
  • Internship, co-op, job shadow, fieldwork and volunteer opportunities off campus
  • 94.6% employment rates for Western grads – two years after graduation
  • Numerous student support networks available throughout campus to help you achieve success

8. Global Connections

  • 4,300 international students from 127 countries
  • 292,181 alumni in 154 countries worldwide
  • International exchange, and study abroad opportunities at 135+ institutions, in 39 countries
  • A Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor to complement your degree
  • International internship, volunteer and research opportunities

9. 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 – Canada’s eleventh largest city with a population of 381,000. 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.

10. The Western Guarantee

  • Admission Scholarships
  • The First-Year Courses You Want
  • A Place to Live in Residence
  • An Extraordinary Student Experience

11. The Amazing School Spirit

If you’ve ever been to Western, or had a friend who goes to Western, you’ve probably noticed how much we love our schoolTake it from Western students and alumni alike, there is a reason we love Western – and that’s because it’s home.

12. Homecoming

Every school has one (almost) but nothing even comes close to how Western does it, it’s basically their version of a drunken Christmas. Homecoming is an experience no good Western student misses out on, or really remembers, that basically consists of thousands of students, sporting their Western purple swag, taking over Broughdale Street and all its rooftops – all in honour of a football game probably only a third of them actually went to see… Talk about school spirit.

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