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 165 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.
The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, which includes the Ojibwa, the Odawa and the Potawatomi.
We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits-les détroits – of Detroit.
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:
- Social Work
- Human Kinetics
We create an atmosphere that provides you with:
- a friendly and supportive learning environment,
- comparatively small class sizes,
- a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations,
- strong student-faculty relationships,
- award-winning faculty and
- innovative staff.
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 campuses include the:
- School of Social Work,
- Centre for Executive and Professional Education and
- School of Creative Arts.
We are located next to North America’s busiest international border crossing and look out on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts on the Detroit River. This location leverages our strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.
We offer 190 undergraduate programs, 65 graduate programs and 6 professional programs.
All programs listed in the application are available for fall admission. We advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.
We will accept applications from October 2023 through August 1, 2024, for fall (September) admission. Winter (January) and intersession/summer (May or June) admission is available for most programs.
The following programs have only a fall intake (September start) with the following application deadlines:
- February 1, 2024: Year 3 Social Work
- March 1, 2024: for Nursing
For programs with winter, spring and fall admission points, the following are the recommended deadlines for full-time applicants:
- November 1, 2023, for winter admission (January start)
- March 1, 2024, for spring admission (May start)
- May 1, 2024, for transfer and visa students for fall admission (September start)
- July 1, 2024, overall for fall admission (September start)
If you are a visa or transfer student, we recommend that you apply earlier than the application deadlines to ensure sufficient time for student visa and transfer credit processing. We do, however, admit qualified students after the deadlines listed if the program has available space.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
At the University of Windsor, we are proud of our students and their academic accomplishments. We allocate over $10,000,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards to students annually.
Offers of Admission
We will provide offers of admission in the OUAC Undergraduate Application. In addition, we will send you an email indicating that we have made a decision.
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 Student Accessibility Services (SAS), we provide a variety of services and accommodations to eliminate, as much as possible, the effect of a disability. These services include:
- alternative exam formats,
- scribes for exams and
- alternative-format textbooks.
SAS Advisors support you 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 SAS before registration.
There are more than 700 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 3, 2024. After that date, assignments are based on availability.
Campus Tours and Events
Campus tours, events and opportunities to talk to a University of Windsor representative are always available.