101 – University of Windsor

Last updated: September 22, 2022

University program information changes regularly. Refer to the application and the university’s website for the most up-to-date details.

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About Windsor

The University of Windsor’s Exciting History and Continued Transformation

The story of our university began with its founding in September 1857, when the first students arrived to study at our predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 160 years that have since passed, we have grown from the small liberal arts college into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive teaching and research university. Nearly 17,000 students attend the University of Windsor today; our alumni family is more than 150,000 strong and can be found around the world.

Special Characteristics

We are everything you would expect from one of the country’s top universities – student-focused with a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, along with highly regarded professional schools for:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Human Kinetics

We have strong student-faculty relationships, award-winning faculty and innovative staff.

With comparatively small class sizes and a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations, we provide students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. We are creating a world-class hub for innovation, research and the latest in classroom teaching technology.

And we have even more to offer. The main campus is located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing on the Detroit River and looks out over one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts. Nearby, you will find big-league sports, big-name entertainment and scores of restaurants and outdoor cafes. Windsor is also Canada’s southernmost city, has some of the country’s best weather and is the second most diverse city in Ontario.

We have a safe, urban campus covering 51 hectares (125 acres) in Windsor, Ontario. The main campus takes up just a few city blocks, making it ideal for walking or biking. The downtown campus includes the School of Social Work and the School of Creative Arts.

We offer 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.


Our campus comprises 55 academic, administrative and residential buildings.

More than 500 faculty members teach in 8 undergraduate faculties, as well as the Faculty of Graduate Studies. We maintain 2 libraries that contain more than 2.1 million volumes.

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Residence Accommodations

There are more than 900 residence rooms on campus in a variety of residence buildings.

We guarantee accommodations for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 1, 2023. After that date, assignments are based on availability. Complete an application for residence.

Note: An offer of residence does not constitute an offer of acceptance to an academic program.

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Semester Entry Points

All programs listed in the application are available for fall admission and we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

If you apply to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, we will advise you as to the date of your interview/audition.

We will accept applications during the summer for fall admission. Winter (January) and summer (June) admission are available for most programs. Check with us for details.

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Open Entrance Scholarships

We award automatic entrance scholarships if you achieve an average of 85% or higher. Entrance scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $16,000. If you have an average of 90%, you are eligible to renew your entrance scholarship for 3 additional years if you meet the renewable requirements.

Entrance Scholarships by Application

If you have an 85% entrance average or higher, we may also consider you for the Outstanding Scholars Candidate Year Scholarship valued at $1,500 ($750 per term) in addition to your entrance scholarship offer.

Additional entrance scholarships valued from $500 up to $32,000 are available by application. For us to consider you for these application-based entrance scholarships, you must complete a UWinAward Application that will be available starting December 1, 2022.

We may substitute automatic open entrance scholarships for application-based scholarships (except for the Outstanding Scholars program) depending on the value of the award(s).

Read more about entrance scholarships.

Search online for entrance awards.

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English-language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must successfully complete one of the following tests:

  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL)
  • Duolingo English Test
  • International English Language Test Service (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • University of Windsor English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

We admit all academically qualified students, regardless of accessibility need, and attempt to ensure equal access to all programs. Most buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible.

Through SAS, the University provides a variety of services and accommodations to eliminate, as much as possible, the effect of a disability. These services include note-takers, alternative exam formats, scribes for exams and alternative-format textbooks. SAS Advisors support students in the acquisition of diagnostic assessments and interpreters, as needed, and support the use of a variety of assistive technologies.

If you have a documented disability and require information or assistance, contact Student Accessibility Services before registration.

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Supplementary Application Fees

  • BFA Acting Audition: $60
  • Music: $50
  • Accompanist Fee (if required): $85

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Additional Admission Information

You must fulfill audition, interview and workshop or profile requirements for the following limited enrollment programs:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Acting
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music – Music Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Education

If you are not eligible for the program you apply to, we will consider you for other programs you qualify for and will advise you accordingly.

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Contact Information

Office of the Registrar
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

Telephone: 519-971-3650
Fax: 519-971-3653
Website: www.uwindsor.ca
Questions: ask.uwindsor.ca

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