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University of Windsor: Narrative Description


401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, ON, Canada N9B 3P4
Tel: (519)253-3000
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Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 125-acre urban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $30.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $15.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5344 per student. Total enrollment: 16,504. Faculty: 822 (532 full-time, 290 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 15,107 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 10,836 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3,085 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 88 other countries, 22% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Wayne State University, University of Akron, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.7 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview, SAT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 7/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 8/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Area resident tuition: $4084 full-time. Canadian resident tuition: $408.40 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $659 full-time, $9.75 per course part-time, $66.20 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $6828. College room only: $3758. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $9946 full-time. $4700-$6000 for out-of-province Canadian students; $11,000-$14,000 for international students.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all. Most popular organizations: University of Windsor Student Alliance, Environmental Awareness Association, Social Science Society, Commerce Society, Science Society. Major annual events: Health Fair, Headstart, Welcoming Convocation/Windsor Welcome Week. 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, controlled dormitory access. 1,829 college housing spaces available; 1,406 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Leddy Library plus 2 others with 2.8 million books, 1.1 million microform titles, 25,458 serials, 6,646 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $7.4 million. 1,132 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The city of Windsor lies across the Detroit River from Detroit, Michigan, and its cultural, entertainment, athletic attractions. Yet by itself Windsor is an attraction as the hub of Canada's automotive industry, the City of Roses, the site of a three-story Art Gallery displaying Canadian painting and sculpture from the eighteenth century on, home of the Windsor Symphony, and host of the International Freedom Festival.

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