Western University is ranked among the world’s top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide and is one of Canada’s leading research universities. It was rated with 5 stars from QS Stars, recognizing its world-class quality of education. Western has the largest community campus in Ontario and is home to 37,700 students, of which more than 4,000 are international students from 121 countries.
At Western, students will learn from nationally and internationally renowned teachers and researchers. A combination of classroom lectures, hands-on learning, small group discussion, collaborative projects and other learning experiences allow students to both gain knowledge in their chosen subject area and put it into action. 90.5% of graduating students said they would recommend Western to a friend.
Beyond the Classroom
The University offers the best student experience inside and outside the classroom. Student learning will extend beyond campus and the classroom with opportunities to participate in community-engaged learning projects, internships, research and study-abroad programs. Through these hands-on experiences, students will learn more about the world and themselves.
Students can also complement their degree with an exceptional range of extracurricular experiences. From recreational programs, to student government, varsity athletics, and student clubs, there are limitless possibilities for students to develop leadership skills, meet new friends and discover new interests and passions.
- Learning Without Borders - Students can choose to study on exchange at numerous educational institutions from around the globe; intern or volunteer in places such as Africa, India, Costa Rica,or Peru; go for course-based experiences in Africa, Europe, Latin Americaand more. More details about this in the Learning without Borders section…
- Student Council and Clubs - The University Students’ Council runs a wide range of programs, services and events. Approximately 175 clubs operate through the Students’ Council, including more than 40 cultural clubs.
- Sports and Fitness - Western’s 46 varsity sports teams and clubs compete in national athletics every year. Additional intramural leagues, sports clubs and the best student recreation facility in Canada offer awide range of fitness options. It is possible to apply for consideration for athletic financial awards of up to $4,500/year.
The University enjoys a 93% employment rate within two years of graduation. It has more than 284,000 alumni in over 150 countries worldwide and has produced some of Canada’s foremost scientists, entrepreneurs, CEOs, academics and public servants. An active alumni network offers career support, social events, lifelong learning opportunities and travel experiences.