Founded in 1878, Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. More than 38,000 students from 121 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in opportunities for athletic, volunteer and social engagement, which foster a strong community that extends to more than 300,000 alumni worldwide.
Western teaches a full complement of disciplines including more than 400 undergraduate programs and 88 different graduate degree programs, allowing students to tailor their education to personal strengths and career ambitions.
Western is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, filled with trees and green space, beautiful buildings, dedicated study space and impressive research facilities. Our home, London, Ontario, is a diverse and welcoming city of 383,000 people.
Affiliate University Colleges
Huron University College, Brescia University College and King's University College have dedicated campuses located close to the main Western campus. Each offers specialized programs, a unique environment and a smaller campus community. Students can access services and activities at Western and graduate with a Western University degree.
Brescia University College
Founded in 1919, Brescia is Canada’s only women’s university. With a population of approximately 1,500, Brescia’s approach to education is student-centred and personalized. Brescia offers small classes, personal attention from faculty and staff, interactive teaching and engaging leadership opportunities. Brescia has a strong sense of community, combining its Catholic heritage with a diversity that welcomes students of all backgrounds.
Huron University College
Since 1863, Huron University College has challenged students to be Leaders with Heart. As the founding college of Western University, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Its affiliation with Western’s main campus means students can access a broad range of clubs and activities, while benefitting from Huron’s strong professor-to-student ratio.
Founded in 1954, King’s University College is a Catholic, liberal arts university. King’s students enjoy small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while still being part of a comprehensive university. As a Catholic university, King’s emphasizes the value of each individual and the importance of social justice. Students from all faiths and backgrounds are most welcome. Respect for the human person is behind our commitment to diversity, accessibility, social justice and to building the common good.
Western University is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg,
Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Attawandaron peoples, who have longstanding
relationships to the land and region of southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The
local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation,
Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In the region, there are eleven
First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population. Western values the
significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations
and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island (North America).