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

• Environmental Studies and Sciences: This program, established more than 50 years ago, takes an interdisciplinary approach, delving into scientific, economic, political, social and technical aspects of environmental issues. Students focus on theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

• 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.

• Indigenous Languages: This interdisciplinary program covers Indigenous studies and linguistics and has a focus on revitalization, planning and communication.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 61%

Science: 58.3%

Commerce: 57.6%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 7,137 · Part-time: 2,259

Graduates: Full-time: 168 · Part-time: 127

International Students: First-year: 11%

Graduate: 39%

Male-Female Ratio: 38 to 62

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Single room: $5,102

Single room with meals: $9,196 to $11,496

Apartment-style: $6,194 to $9,878

Cool Courses

• History of Well-Being and Happiness: This course, which ranges from medieval mysticism to feminist critiques of “positive thinking,” covers well-being in different contexts in history.

• Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer and Indigenous LGBTQ Realities: Students examine nation-specific Indigenous conceptions of gender and sexuality and how these are affected by colonialism.

Student Life on Campus

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