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The University of Western Ontario

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world.

The university attracts students with broad worldviews seeking to study, engage, and lead in international communities. Students from 117 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities to broaden perspectives and knowledge. Western students balance academic achievement with opportunities for athletic, volunteer and social engagement, which foster a strong community that extends to more than 277,000 alumni worldwide.

Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with 3 subjects placing in the top 50 globally. With annual research funding of $235 million, Western researchers work to inform policy and share knowledge on the world stage. More than 60% of research publications involve international collaborations.

Western is home to world-renowned research centres such as the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute, the Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, and the Bone and Joint Institute.

Western is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Our home, London, Canada, is a safe, welcoming community of

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This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=199
2014
191
2015
192
2016
198
2017
  • 54.60
    Overall Score
  • 50.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 62.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 95.5
    International Faculty
  • 57.9
    International Students
  • 78.5
    Citations per Faculty
  • 59.8
    Arts and Humanities
  • 64.8
    Engineering and Technology
  • 69.6
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 66.5
    Natural Science
  • 69
    Social Sciences and Management
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2017
  • 79.50
    Overall Score
  • 78.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.9
    Citations per Paper
  • 62.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.7
    H-index Citations
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,573
International
741

Number of students

28,102
Postgraduate 20%
Undergraduate 80%

Number of international students

5,015
Postgraduate 34%
Undergraduate 66%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.