University of Western Ontario

The Western University (previously named the University of Western Ontario a.k.a. UWO) was founded in 1878 in London, Canada. Over the years, Western has grown in reputation and size to become an internationally recognized teaching and research institution. Western has a population of over 32,000 students including approximately 1600 international students from more than 60 countries.

Today Western University provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities. At Western, you have the luxury of choosing from over 200 academic programs and more than 2,000 courses across 12 faculties and schools. Your learning does not stop once you step out of class. You will also benefit from membership in a community that fosters leadership and personal growth. 

As you’d expect of a university dedicated to excellence in teaching and research, you will learn from professors who are at the forefront of research in their particular fields. Thanks to close relationships with the public and private sectors, Western University is undergoing a true renaissance in the establishment of cutting-edge research facilities. One of these is the Biotron, a research facility that allows for the reconstruction of entire ecosystems within a controlled environment. Scientists from a broad range of disciplines – including environmental science, agriculture, medicine and engineering – will be able to conduct collaborative experiments.


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Touch tradition inside the historic University College or glimpse the future inside the LEED-certified Amit Chakma Engineering building. Western boasts more than 7 million square feet of space in 87 buildings that are joined together by 16 km of roadway and 15 km of sidewalks situated on more than 500 acres of land. There are more than 7,000 parking spaces available in 21 lots.


The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 383,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

Considered Canada’s most beautiful university, Western’s main campus spans 481.2 hectares of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern, LEED-certified structures that provide an idyllic environment for our community of scholars.


Our on-campus residences offer a variety of layouts for every lifestyle, all with similar amenities. No matter what building you live in, you’ll become a member of a welcoming community with a unique culture and traditions passed down over many years. Whether you rock the Delaware Hall red gear, shout the iconic Ontario Hall chant, or live the upper-year lifestyle in Alumni House—you’ll make new friends and amazing memories to last a lifetime.


Western University

1151 Richmond Street, Suite 2
N6A 5B8 London, Ontario


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