The University of Winnipeg

Founded 1877 | Winnipeg, MB

The University of Winnipeg’s downtown location helps shape its identity. Proudly devoted to serving the local community, the school has long been reaching out to those around it, working to adapt its offerings to shifting urban demographics. “I’m proud of the work being done at the University of Winnipeg to create an atmosphere where students excel,” says president Todd Mondor. “The smaller class sizes allow students to make strong connections with their professors, participate in cutting-edge research, and have robust discussions that introduce diverse perspectives. This plays a vital role in developing the next generation of leaders.”

The university is also committed to advancing reconciliation. In 2015, the university mandated an Indigenous course requirement for all undergraduate degrees, one of the first universities in Canada to do so, ensuring that students have a baseline knowledge of Indigenous people and culture. Meanwhile, the Pathway to Graduate Studies connects undergraduate Indigenous students with research opportunities in STEM. Over the past decade, the university has invested heavily in expansions and renovations. This investment includes new buildings with state-of-the-art classrooms and learning spaces, a science and environment building, and an athletic complex.

Standout Programs

• Applied Computer Science: This program combines theory with practice. Students can take part in a team-based software project for a local organization, gaining experience in all aspects of the systems development process.

• Integrated Education: Students in this five-year program can work toward two degrees at the same time, studying education while also pursuing their undergraduate degree. Student teaching practicums begin in second year.

• Athletic Therapy: This program focuses on assessment, treatment and prevention of injuries occurring in sports, recreation and the workplace; includes practicums.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 61% | Science: 63% | Commerce: 60%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 6,941 | Part-time: 2,361

Graduates: Full-time: 170 | Part-time: 111

International Students: First-year: 17.7% | Graduate: 36.5%

Male-Female Ratio: 38 to 62

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 180 (110 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room: $5,304

Single room with meals: $9,814 to $13,014

Apartment-style: $5,108 to $6,194

Cool Courses

• Environmental Sustainability: A Global Dilemma: In this course, which offers an interdisciplinary perspective, students learn how to analyze real-world environmental problems and develop potential solutions.

• Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Students take part in basic ceremony and related practices to learn how First Peoples of Manitoba relate to each other, to animals, the land and the world.

Student Life on Campus

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