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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault cases are improperly and unprofessionally handled

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is extremely unprofessional and do their best to clamp down on the "party school" reputation

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: People from Toronto tend to be more attractive but snobby. Overall, the student population is reasonably good-looking but not too much

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Due to restrictive administration, 1st year students living in residence will have a hard time actually partying. Western's party school reputation only validates itself once students leave rez where the university admin can't shove their rules on everyone

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Western has been trying to cut down on its party school reputation so minor infractions result in extreme and arbitrary punishments. Orientation Week activities were not meant to be enjoyable and were made to keep students out of their dorms where they wouldn't be drinking.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Work is quite demanding, and students that can't juggle social and academic life will be punished in their marks

4 College Freshman

Academics: Work is quite demanding, and students that can't juggle social and academic life will be punished in their marks.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Immediately off-campus dining options are extremely limited, and are virtually inaccessible during winter from the north side of campus. More dining options are available in downtown London itself.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are not considered snobby or douchey, and for members, they organize many group bonding activities. Largely however, except for their parties, they play a small part in campus life.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Despite its claims, campus is not as beautiful as expected. All core facilities are present although the gym is disorganized. Medium amount of green space, not too many campus activities

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Western's varsity teams consistently finish among the best in the country

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The campus meal plan is pretty flexible. There are many popular restaurants that we can use our meal plan towards, like Tim Hortons, Harvey's, Pizza Pizza, Jack Astor's, Yogurty's, etc. You can also use it to pay for food within the residence buildings and on campus and the food they serve isn't bad. They all have fresh fruit and salad bars all the time and a specialty bar, like Stir Fry bar each night.

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3 College Senior

Academics: My program is pretty competitive, everyone is trying to get into medical school as soon as they can, so it's definitely hard to stay in it. Many of our profs however are physicians so they have real world experience and cases to talk about to help us learn, and if they aren't they are very knowledgeable in what they are teaching.

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4 College Senior

Administration: The campus police are pretty strict when it comes to drug use on campus obviously, but using alcohol is more lenient.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Finding off-campus housing at Western is VERY easy. Most students live off campus after their first year so there are a plethora of places to rent with a couple of friends. Housing is affordable and you can easily find somewhere close to school. It's a competitive process though, as everyone wants the cheapest place, closest to the school, in the best house they can get.

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4 College Senior

Academics: LOVE Western. There is a great balance of working hard and learning to relax while at school. The professors are very knowledgeable and find interesting ways to teach the material. I've made a ton of friends both in my program and out of it which definitely makes the experience for enjoyable.

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1 College Sophomore

Transportation: LONDON TRANSIT IS THE MOST unreliable form of transit, s****y

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: JBRS is the worst... NEVER GO THERE

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1 College Sophomore

Transportation: London transit is the worst. I can't count the number of times that a bus has driven passed me because "there is not enough space" or "doesn't pick up this location" even though there are 7-8 empty spots on the bus, or the bus mustang express infront stops for us. LONDON TRANSIT IS THE MOST UNRELIABLE FORM OF TRANSIT...

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Great Nightlife.
All bars all good except JBRs, NEVER GO TO JBRs, WORST BAR EVER, Bad Service, Ass**** Bouncers, and Overpriced drinks NEVER, I Repeat, Never go To JBRs.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Foodies will be greatly surprised by what London has to offer, especially Downtown near the bars. The after-bar options are vast and hometown favorites include Prince Alberts, Sammy's Souvlaki, and Stobie's Pizza (to name a few on Richmond). Prices and value are fair, and student discounts can be found at many places around campus.

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: Nightlife in London is always a good time. Whether you head down Richmond for the night or attend the multitude of keggers and house parties near campus, you're bound to have an unforgettable night. Downtown is located a short distance down Richmond from the university and transportation is relied on either taxi or the bus system (LTC) which is relatively good.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: With various options of residency, there is an ideal dorm for most students. Students that would like a party friendly dorm can opt/ask to be placed within one of the more 'loose' residences such as "The Zoo" (Saugeen-Maitland). there are also dorms located closer to the classroom buildings. Cafeteria options are vast among most dorms and fair among others. Multiple Tim Hortons are located throughout the campus as well as many other notable eateries. Social atmosphere is excellent at UWO, which is why student satisfaction is rated consistently among the highest in Canada.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't think I can remember any crime happening on campus yet. I mean, some computers have gotten stolen if you leave them alone in the library while you go have lunch, but besides that campus is very safe. In fact, getting your cellphone or laptop stolen is extremely rare. I once forgot my brand new Sony Experia phone at a coffee place in the university and someone dropped it off for me at the front desk of the library.
You're definitely safe. Just use common sense.

3 College Senior

Technology: The biggest problem with computers at The University of Western Ontario is finding one that is free. Usually the library is packed and finding a school computer available is not easy. Most people carry around their laptops and then the biggest issue becomes finding plugs! Some classrooms will have only a couple of plugs so you have to hunt for them, but if you're in the library, each table and cubicle usually have a working plug so it's not a big issue. Another problem we had in past years was accessing wireless internet. There was actually a joke made for april fools day on the student newspaper that read "Mysterie of the day: Western Student connects to the school's wireless network succesfully!", but I think this year they have been working on that problem and it is much better.
Finally, printing is actually very simple on campus, there are special computers to open up the files you need to print which are always available and for less than 50 cents you can usually print an 8 page lecture. So that is pretty good :).

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One thing is certain: Western students love their University. Known for its beautiful campus and steadfast school pride, Western offers an "all-American" experience in a Canadian school. The campus is large, but it's easy to see a familiar face wherever you go. London is a fantastic city for the University, and the students truly run the town. Over time, the city may seem small for the more cosmopolitan students, but Western's school spirit for Homecoming and other rowdy days is irreplaceable. Academically, Western is renowned for its role as a research university and subsequently for its reputable professors. The staff genuinely cares for students, which is unexpected for such a large school. For certain programs and courses, Western isn't difficult in terms of its academics; as long as you do your work, you will succeed. 

In the Canadian workforce, the University of Western Ontario has a stellar reputation. However, aside from the Richard Ivey School of Business, companies in the States might not recognize the University. Regardless, the school offers many opportunities that provide experiences that will make all students prepared for their future professional roles. It is rare to find a student that dislikes his or her Western experience, and it's common for many to stay for five-year programs or graduate school because they have so much pride in the University. Western is a great choice for those seeking a true university experience with an immense amount of school spirit.

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