University of Windsor

University of Windsor | Windsor, Ont. | Founded 1857


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The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at the busiest border crossing in Canada, right next to Detroit, a fascinating city undergoing a period of urban renewal. It hosts the Cross-Border Institute and offers programs in partnership with U.S. schools, such as the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. One example is the dual JD program, a collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy, which provides law graduates with the ability to practise law in Canada and the U.S. The new $112-million Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, which connects engineering and business students with entrepreneurs, hints at a city in transition from automotive town to diversified economy. The campus has beautiful buildings, such as the 1928 red-brick Dillon Hall, and is connected to a band of grass along the river with a view of the Detroit skyline. Renovations are nearly done on three buildings that will allow social work, film production, executive education, visual arts and music students to study downtown. Says president Alan Wildeman: “We make every effort to create a learning environment that emphasizes student engagement, and one where the classroom and the laboratory prepare students for the opportunities and challenges that begin with graduation.”

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Standout Programs
Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience: Combines biological and psychological understandings of how the brain works and immerses students in laboratory-based research beginning in first year.
• Aerospace Engineering: Prepares students for careers in the development of next-generation aerospace materials, components, production methods and aerial drone technologies.
• Medical Physics: This B.Sc. Honours degree includes a mix of credits that leave graduates well positioned to move into programs in radiology or medical imaging.

Cool Courses
• Practical Strategies in Social Change: The course prepares students to lead sexual assault education sessions for first-year students; with an emphasis on personal and community responsibility, students learn how to intervene to prevent sexual assault.
• Publishing Practicum: Bring two books to press and make direct contributions to every aspect of the editorial and publication process, from working directly with professional editors and published authors, to editing, layout, budgeting and book launch.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Undergraduate students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Engineering: 74%
Arts: 70% to 80%
Science: 70%
Commerce: 73% to 78%
$6,873 1st & 2nd year: 80.2
3rd & 4th year: 36.8
Full-time: 11,589
Part-time: 1,923
996 (679 reserved for first years) Graduation: 73.9%
Retention: 85.1%

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