University of Windsor

University of Windsor | Windsor, Ont. | Founded 1857

University of Windsor students in art class

(Naomi Pelkey/University of Windsor)

The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at Canada’s busiest border crossing—hosting the Cross-Border Institute and offering programs in partnership 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 both Canada and the U.S.

Windsor’s campus has beautiful buildings, both new and old, 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. In recent years, the campus has undergone a major transformation, including the opening of the first phase of the downtown campus. The former Windsor Star newspaper building now houses the School of Social Work and Centre for Executive and Professional Education. The former Windsor Armouries building is now the home of the School of Creative Arts. Meanwhile, the school opened its new Science Research and Innovation Facility in December 2018, which provides lab and collaborative space for research.

“From experiential learning in the field to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs on campus, we offer innovative programs in a diverse and welcoming community with outstanding people, facilities, and opportunities,” says interim president Douglas Kneale.

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Standout Programs
• Certificate in Anthrozoology: This eight-course certificate focuses on how humans interact with animals and can be combined with a range of undergraduate degrees. Students develop their own community-based capstone projects.
• Kinesiology: Students have the choice to specialize in either movement science or sports management; includes research opportunities, as well as local and international internships.
• Aeronautics Leadership: Through a partnership with the Windsor International Airport and Journey Air, this program combines commercial flight training with a liberal arts and business education.

Cool Courses
Cancer Undergrad Research Education: In the CURE course, students work with clinical researchers and medical professionals on the challenges of funding, project management, communication and other nuts-and-bolts issues of cancer research.
• Tough Chicks: Investigates the social causes of women’s and girls’ anger and aggression in fiction, popular media and real life.

Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70-80% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 73-78% · Engineering: 74%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 10,542 · Part-time: 1,697
Graduates: Full-time: 3,536 · Part-time: 102
International Students: First-year: 7.8% ·
Graduate: 61.5%
Male-Female Ratio: 46 to 54
Residence Spaces
925 (833 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs
Double room with meals: $10,206 to $11,110 · Single room with meals: $11,432 to $12,066 · Double room without meals: $5,576 to $6,480 · Single room without meals: $6,802 to $7,439

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