University of Windsor

Founded 1857 | Windsor, ON

The University of Windsor campus is situated along the Detroit river and features a view of the Detroit skyline. In recent years, the school has undergone a 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 school takes advantage of its location at Canada’s busiest border crossing and 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 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 auto sector.

“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.”

Campus Buzz

The new Toldo Lancer Centre, which houses a fully accessible 25-metre pool, a suspended track that overlooks a triple gymnasium and a fitness centre, won the National Intramural and Recreation Sport Association’s 2023 Outstanding Facility Award.

Standout Programs

• Visual Arts and the Built Environment: In this creative joint program, students receive a visual arts degree from Windsor and a B.Sc. in architecture from University of Detroit Mercy; hands-on learning offered through internships and projects.

• Human Factors and Ergonomics: This certificate program, designed for human kinetics students, provides specialized knowledge in cognitive, physical and macro ergonomics applicable to a variety of careers; includes internship.

• Business Computer Science Co-op: Students graduate job ready, completing a four-year honours degree while gaining the equivalent of one year of work experience through co-op placements.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,074 ($7,668 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

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

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 10,196 | Part-time: 1,637

Graduates: Full-time: 5,755 | Part-time: 83

International Students: First-year: 7.2% | Graduate: 74.1%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 700 (454 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $12,514 to $14,384 | Single room with meals: $14,118 to $15,180

Cool Courses:

• History of Crime: Examines how crime and criminal justice are shaped by society.

• Indigenous Philosophy of the Americas: Explores the stories, culture and traditions of Indigenous peoples in North, Central and South America.

Student Life on Campus

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