The University of Western Ontario established in 1878 and was re-branded as Western University in 2012.

As a member of the U15, an elite group of research-intensive Canadian universities benefiting from extensive sponsored research funding, Western University receives an average of $167,400 research funding per faculty member, totalling around $234,736 million annually.

Despite starting with just 4 faculties, the school today includes 11 faculties and schools, including:

  • Don Wright Faculty of Music

  • The Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Faculty of Education

  • Faculty of Engineering

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Information & Media Studies

  • Faculty of Law

  • Faculty of Science

  • Faculty of Social Science

  • Ivey School of Business

  • The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Well over 24,000 students are spread across Western U’s various campuses, and amongst the 306,000 alumni in 121 countries are numerous business leaders, government officials, Rhodes Scholars and Nobel Laureates. As a leader in worldwide undergraduate programs, having achieved first place in North America, Western U is recognized as owning four primary fields of research:

  • Life sciences and the human condition

  • Culture analysis and values

  • The human and physical environments, and

  • Social trends, public policy, and economic activity.

Admission at Western University differs depending on the high school diploma region, but in general, the admission average for full-time first-year students is between 85% and 90%.

The school’s website can be visited for accurate admission information: