101 – University of Windsor

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Last updated: October 1, 2019

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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 of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.

In the more than 160 years that have since passed, the small liberal arts college has grown into today’s non-denominational, comprehensive teaching and research university. Nearly 16,000 students attend the University of Windsor today; its alumni family is more than 100,000 strong and can be found around the world.

Special Characteristics

The University of Windsor is 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 and Human Kinetics.

The University has 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, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment. UWindsor is creating a world-class hub for innovation, research and the latest in classroom teaching technology.

But 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’ll 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.

The University of Windsor is 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.

The University of Windsor offers 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.

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Our campus comprises more than 50 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.

Accommodations are guaranteed for first-year students who apply and submit a $475 deposit by June 1, 2020. 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 are available for Fall Admission and you are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible through your high school.

If you are applying to programs that require interviews and/or auditions, you will be advised as to the date of your interview/audition.

Windsor will accept applications during the summer for Fall Admission. Winter (January) and Summer (June) Admission are available for most programs. Check with the University for details.

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Open Entrance Scholarships

Automatic entrance scholarships are awarded to students who achieve an average of 85% or higher and range in value from $1,000 to $4,000. Students with an average of 90% are eligible to renew their entrance scholarship for 3 additional years if the renewable requirements are met.

Entrance Scholarships by Application

Students with an 85% entrance average or higher may also be considered for the Outstanding Scholars Candidate Year Scholarship valued at $1,500 ($750 per term) in addition to their entrance scholarship offer.

Additional entrance scholarships valued from $1,500 up to $20,800 are available by application. To be considered for these application-based entrance scholarships, students must complete an entering student profile, available February 1, 2020. The University may substitute automatic open entrance scholarships for application-based scholarships (with the exception of 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:

  • CAEL
  • Pearson
  • University of Windsor English Language Improvement Program (ELIP)

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

The University admits all academically qualified students, regardless of disability, and attempts to ensure equal access to all programs. The majority of 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, as well as 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

  • Drama in Education & Community Interview: $50
  • 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
  • Honours Drama in Education & Community

If you are not eligible for the program you apply to, the university will automatically 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
Windsor ON  N9B 3P4

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

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