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Reviews 246 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have always felt very safe on campus. Neither myself or my friends, as far as I know have experienced any dangerous encounters, however I'm sure they are present to some degree.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I lived in Delaware Hall first year and it was very spacious and extremely close to all of the buildings in which I had classes. I had a great social experience, everyone I've met at Western is really nice. The food plan was expensive.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I have a few friends involved in Greek Life and they really enjoy it. As far as I know it's a great way to meet friends and become involved within your community.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Well I always knew that Western was known for their football team, which is very good. I have been a participant in intramural sports throughout my university experienced and always had a blast.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: My first experience at Western University was living in residence. I loved it! I was lucky enough to have a wonderful roommate and become very close friends with the majority of my floor. I am originally from BC and I can truly say that Western has become a second home for me.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: If there is campus crime, it is rarely spoken about - or at least I personally, have not been exposed to hearing about issues in this area. Walking home from night classes can be an issue for many students, but Western ensures that there are individuals who you can call to walk you home to make your walk more comfortable and safe. As well, throughout the campus, there many emergency buttons one can press when they feel they are unsafe.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Because class sizes are large, it is difficult to get to know your professors - however, when you get to 4th year, class sizes decrease and therefore you get to know your professors better.

Sometimes it is difficult to get into the classes you want - they fill up quickly and you don't always get priority.

There are a wide range of classes offered that should fit the needs of every student within their field of study.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Western is an elite university and definitely seen as a school that future employers find confidence in.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Lived near campus, housing cafeteria could be increased to offer more healthy options, social atmosphere was welcoming and there was always a group/event to go to or be a part of, and the housing process was easy and generally everyone gets their first choice in housing.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Most sorority and frats are based on financial income.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Sports are important here, but are never put before academics

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great experience and professors who care about their students.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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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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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