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THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG Q-6

515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3B 2E9
Tel: (204)786-7811; Admissions: (204)786-9740; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. Endowment: $16.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3471 per student. Total enrollment: 8,397. Faculty: 236. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 35:1. Full-time: 5,747 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 2,650 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 7 provinces and territories, 32 other countries, 27% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 60% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Red River Community College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: minimum 2 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/9, 7/15 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $2786 full-time. Mandatory fees: $288 full-time. full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room and board: $4296. College room only: $2800. International student tuition: $5108 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Woman's Centre, LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender), radio station, International Resource Centre, Aboriginal Student Centre. Major annual event: Day of Action. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, video controlled external access. 187 college housing spaces available; 185 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. 442,614 books, 1,840 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $3.5 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Winnipeg is the largest city (550,000) in Manitoba, its provincial capital, and the center of its cultural, political and social life. The city has the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Centennial Center with the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Concert Hall and Theatre Center and many other cultural facilities and organizations, such as the Winnipeg Symphony and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Nearby Lake Winnipeg (which is larger than Lake Ontario) provides excellent recreation facilities. The city is the major east-west railroad junction and is accessible by all means of transportation. Industries include agriculture, meat packing and livestock, and manufacturing.

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