The University of Western Ontario: Narrative Description

views updated


London, ON, Canada N6A 5B8
Tel: (519)661-2111
Admissions: (519)661-2116
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:


Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1878. Setting: 420-acre suburban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $164.9 million. Total enrollment: 34,138. Faculty: 1,219 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 37,475 applied, 59% were admitted. Students come from 13 provinces and territories, 13% live on campus. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Universite Laval, University of Waterloo, Group of Ten Student Exchange Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.5 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 5/15 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $828 per course part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4140 full-time, $2500 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $846 full-time, $128.44 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $6335. College room only: $4290. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $12,500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 121 open to all. Major annual events: Orientation Week, Homecoming, Parents' Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 4,160 college housing spaces available; 4,100 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. The University of Western Ontario Libraries plus 7 others with 3.1 million books, 3.9 million microform titles, 38,517 serials, 1.1 million audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $22.5 million. 351 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is located on 155 hectares of land along the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 331,000 people and is only 200 kilometers west of Toronto.

More From

About this article

The University of Western Ontario: Narrative Description

Updated About content Print Article

You Might Also Like


    The University of Western Ontario: Narrative Description