The University of Western Ontario (UWO) is a top public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada.

The university has the following faculties, schools and affiliated colleges: Arts and Humanities; Don Wright Faculty of Music; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Health Sciences; Information and Media Studies; Law; Richard Ivey School of Business; Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Science; Social Science; Brescia University College; Huron University College; King’s University College.


- UWO received an ‘A’ grade for overall student satisfaction in the 2010 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report. In 19 categories, Western earned 12 grades of A- or better. It was placed 1st in eight categories: most satisfied students (A); teaching (A); course availability/variety (A-); student services (A-); recreation and athletics (A+); building and facilities (A); student residences (A); and campus atmosphere (A+).

- According to the 19th annual Maclean’s University Rankings (2009), Western is placed 9th in the medical doctoral category (tied with Ottawa and Saskatchewan). It finished 8th for ‘best overall,’ 8th for highest quality, 9th for most innovative and 16th for leaders of tomorrow.

- Placed among the world's top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings, ranked 126th globally in 2007, 159th in 2008, 151st in 2009.

- 201-302nd globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 95th internationally among the world's top universities for Social Sciences (THE-QS Rankings 2009).

- Tied for 10th place amongst medical doctoral universities with the University of Ottawa in Maclean's magazine's 18th annual university rankings (2008).

- Richard Ivey School of Business is placed among the World's Top 25 Executive MBA programs by Wall Street Journal (2008).

- Ranked 1st in the Globe and Mail University Report Card for overall quality of education (2005, 2007, 2008).

- 3rd among medical-doctoral level universities according to the Maclean's Magazine 2005 University Rankings.

- According to the Globe’s third annual “University Report Card”, Western received the highest grade point average among Canada’s top ten research-intensive universities. Its faculty members received an A+ for their subject knowledge and an A for their availability to students outside classroom hours. Library services received an A, while student residences received an A-.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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