University of Windsor

University of Windsor | Windsor, Ont. | Founded 1857

University of Windsor campus

The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at Canada’s busiest border crossing. The university hosts the Cross-Border Institute and offers programs with U.S. schools, such as the dual J.D. program, a collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy, which provides graduates with the ability to practise law in Canada and the United States.

The campus is situated along the river and features a view of the Detroit skyline. In recent years, the school has undergone a major transformation, including the opening of the downtown campus. The former Windsor Star newspaper building now houses the School of Social Work and Continuing Education, while the former Windsor Armouries building now houses the School of Creative Arts. The Essex Centre of Research is a new state-of-the-art facility for innovation and industry collaboration, and the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods develops research techniques to replace animal testing. Coming up: a centre that will tackle cybersecurity in self-driving cars and a new $73-million sport and recreation centre.

“Whether it’s addressing challenges related to the Great Lakes or to our national borders, helping ensure safe, vibrant and healthy communities, or promoting the environment and sustainable manufacturing, the University of Windsor is making a difference,” says president Robert Gordon. “We believe our graduates must leave here ‘workforce ready’ with an immediate capacity to contribute to the growth and livability of their communities.”

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Standout Programs
• Engineering Technology: Students with a science diploma or degree acquire career-ready engineering skills in this one-year bachelor’s degree. Streams include general, civil, mechanical and mechatronics engineering.
Aeronautics Leadership: Students take commercial flight training at the Windsor International Airport and courses in arts, science, business and engineering.
• Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences (Health Stream): Study the science behind health and medicine while learning from medical professionals about funding, project management and communication.

Cool Courses:
Management and Organizational Life: Students start a development project that addresses the needs of a local non-profit.
• Bioterrorism, Food and Environmental Forensics: Apply crime scene investigation and evidence collection techniques to issues such as food safety and biological agents.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70-80% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 73-78% · Engineering: 74%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 10,716 · Part-time: 1,640
Graduates: Full-time: 4,053 · Part-time: 82
International Students: First-year: 7.1% · Graduate: 65.6%
Male-female Ratio: 44 to 56
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 569 (937 last year with 633 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $12,376 to $13,114 · Single room without meals: $7,426 to $8,164

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