University of Windsor

Founded 1857 | Windsor, ON

The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at Canada’s busiest border crossing. The university hosts the Cross-Border Institute, which is dedicated to research and public outreach about the movement of people, goods, services and funds across the border. 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 School of Continuing Education, while the former Windsor Armouries building now houses the School of Creative Arts. The Essex Centre of Research is a 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. The university also hosts the SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, which develops security solutions for the automotive sector. This fall, a new $73-million sports and recreation centre is slated to open, complete with a triple gymnasium and eight-lane pool.

“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 strive to make our graduates workforce ready with an immediate capacity to contribute to the growth and livability of their communities.”

Standout Programs

• Commerce: Accounting Specialization: This program, accredited by the CPA, is a pathway to the school’s one-year MBA Professional Accounting Specialization.

• Aeronautics Leadership: Students take commercial flight training at the Windsor International Airport and courses in arts, science, business and engineering.

• Human Kinetics/Sport Management & Leadership: This hands-on program prepares graduates to deliver sports programs, execute events, operate facilities, market sports and more.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70-80% · Science: 70-80% · Commerce: 73-78% · Engineering: 74%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 10,772 · Part-time: 1,768

Graduates: Full-time: 4,304 · Part-time: 156

International Students: First-year: 6.6%

Graduate: 66.9%

Male-female Ratio: 44 to 56

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 576 (295 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $12,497 to $13,236

Cool Courses:

• Religions of the Ancient World: Topics include paganism, sacred texts, rituals and mysticism.

• Stuff: Seeing Culture Through Things: Examine the material artifacts of our global culture; topics include commodities, consumption and advertising.

Student Life on Campus

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