Founded in 1878, Western University attracts students with a broad worldview seeking to study, engage with, and lead in international communities.
Offering more than 400 undergraduate programs and 88 graduate programs, Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with five subjects ranked in the top 50 globally.
Western students study and live in a diverse, welcoming community that includes more than 5,800 international students. Students have the opportunity to balance academic achievement with leadership activities, research, athletics, volunteer experiences and social engagement, fostering a strong sense of community.
Western has a proud legacy of 24 Rhodes Scholars. In addition, over the past seven years, Western has had 13 Global Winners and over 150 highly commended students recognized through the Global Undergraduate Awards – consistently ranking Western as first in North America in this pan-disciplinary competition.
A member of the U15, Canada's most distinguished research universities, Western is ranked among Canada's fastest-rising institutions for scientific research. Its research teams are internationally renowned in fields ranging from neuroscience and imaging to natural disaster mitigation, planetary science and social innovation. The university attracts CAD 240 million annually in external research funding.
Western is based in London, Canada, a welcoming city of 384,000 located two hours west of Toronto that serves as an economic and cultural hub for Southwestern Ontario.
Its campus is 480 hectares of green space comprising gothic-style buildings mixed with modern structures. The campus is well-connected to the city's public transit system in addition to many cycling and walking trails. Travel to Toronto, Detroit and many other destinations is easy by air, train and bus.
Western is a founding member of the most distinguished research universities in Canada, U15. The university takes research from labs and into the real world through its partnerships in the public and private sectors.
When you study at Western, you join a global network of more than 315,000 alumni from 150 countries. Graduates enjoy successful careers and a 95.2 per cent employment rate after graduation.