Western University

1151 Richmond Street, London

  • #=120 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 31,591Total Students
  • 1,290Faculty
  • 6,811Int'l Students

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Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world.

The university attracts students with broad worldviews seeking to study, engage, and lead in international communities. Students from 117 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities to broaden perspectives and knowledge. Western students balance academic achievement with opportunities for athletic, volunteer and social engagement, which foster a strong community that extends to more than 277,000 alumni worldwide.

Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with 3 subjects placing in the top 50 globally. With annual research funding of $235 million, Western researchers work to inform policy and share knowledge on the world stage. More than 60% of research publications involve international collaborations.

Western is home to world-renowned research centres such as the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute, the Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, and the Bone and Joint Institute.

Western is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Our home, London, Canada, is a safe, welcoming community of more than 381,000 people.

About

Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities. From fundamental to applied knowledge, Western discoveries benefit economic, social, health and cultural development in Canada and around the world.

The university attracts students with broad worldviews seeking to study, engage, and lead in international communities. Students from 117 countries share in classroom experiences and engage in study-abroad, research and volunteer opportunities to broaden perspectives and knowledge. Western students balance academic achievement with opportunities for athletic, volunteer and social engagement, which foster a strong community that extends to more than 277,000 alumni worldwide.

Western teaches a full complement of disciplines with 3 subjects placing in the top 50 globally. With annual research funding of $235 million, Western researchers work to inform policy and share knowledge on the world stage. More than 60% of research publications involve international collaborations.

Western is home to world-renowned research centres such as the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, the Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment Research Institute, the Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research, and the Bone and Joint Institute.

Western is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Our home, London, Canada, is a safe, welcoming community of more than 381,000 people.

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #173
  • 2014
    #=199
  • 2015
    #191
  • 2016
    #192
  • 2017
    #198
  • 2018
    #=210
  • 2019
    #=214
  • 2020
    #211
  • 2021
    #=203
  • 2022
    #170
  • 2023
    #=172
  • 2024
    #114
  • 2025
    #=120

Student & Staff

Total students
31,591

22%
78%

International students
6,811

39%
61%

Total faculty staff
1,290

627
663

Total students
31,591

22%
78%

International students
6,811

39%
61%

Total faculty staff
1,290

663
627
2024
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Western University,

1151 Richmond Street , London , Ontario , Canada , N6A 3K7

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