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About

Western University is a public university in Canada. It was established in the year 1878 as one of the nation’s leading research-intensive universities. As a matter of fact, the university stands as a home to several high-class research facilities. These include the WindEEE Research Institute, Brain and Mind Institute, Rotman Institute of Philosophy and Robarts Research Institute. 

The university provides a full slate of undergraduate, graduate as well as professional programs and operates a modular degree structure that allows new students to customize their undergraduate degrees. In addition, it offers second-entry undergraduate programs in areas of education, business,  law, medicine, and dentistry as well as graduate and postdoctoral studies.

A recent ranking by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Western University in the #190 position. It holds #214 position under the QS Global World Ranking.

Cost

Moderate

CA$21,585

Average Living Expenses (Bachelors)

CA$21,585

Average Living Expenses (Masters)

Rankings

#287

US News ranking

#203

Qs ranking

#201-250

Times New ranking

Admissions

CA$120 - CA$150

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Location

Western University is located in the thriving city of London, Ontario, which is a two-hour drive from Windsor, Toronto, and Detroit, Michigan. The city is large and has a population of about 383,822. It is a regional center of education and healthcare, being home to several hospitals.

More so, the city is lively. It serves as a tourist destination hosting a number of artistic and musical exhibits and festivals. There are several shopping stores and malls across the busy street for easy shopping. The city also has a reliable transportation system with several train and bus stations. There is an international airport in the city.

Campus

Western University has several elegant structures in all its campuses. These include teaching facilities, student residences, research facilities among others. For instance, it has a building called the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB). The WIRB is a building that houses several research facilities dedicated to the study of cognitive neuroscience. It also hosts the Rotman Institute for Philosophy as well as the Brain and Mind Institute, BrainsCAN.

It has a well-organized library system known as the Western Libraries. The library houses more than 2.45 million books, and several electronic resources including serial titles, e-books, and databases. In addition, the university has two art galleries, the McIntosh Gallery and the Artlab Gallery.

Residing Options

Western University has a number of housing units for its students. Student residence building is split between hybrid-style residences, suite-style residences, and traditional-styled residences. The residence is great, massive and comprehensive. It features several amenities such as in-building dining halls, workout rooms, laundry facilities, private music practice rooms, designated study rooms, among others. More so, there a number of lounges for several residence events equipped with couches, large screen TVs as well as ping-pong and pool tables. The university also offers regular caretaking as a 24-hour Front Desk service.

Faculty

Western University has a faculty to student ratio of 1:23 comprising of 1,391 academic staff, 31,638 undergraduate and 5,297 postgraduate students. There is a more reliable rapport between lecturers and students.

Jobs and placements

Western University is one of the leading research institutions in Canada. The school has an excellent reputation nationally and internationally. With this, the chance of securing a job after graduating from Western University is high.

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