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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: For being a large school, UWO has lots of diversity in race, religion, political views, economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation. What's even better is that these vast differences are accepted and celebrated at Western. Coming from a relatively homogenous background, it's exciting and refreshing to be able to learn from the diversity here.

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5 College Senior

Technology: Many of the campus computers are new with LCD monitors and very fast internet access! Each lab has its own printer, too. If you have a laptop, you can access fast internet on virtually all parts of campus, including outdoors in the middle of the fields!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There's a reason we're known for offering the best student experience: this place is AMAZING! You won't regret choosing Western

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking passes are expensive, and spots are hard to get.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Why leave campus? With so many options, there's no need to leave.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: London Transit has buses going all the time, and your bus pass covers your charge all the time

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Many of the students come from well-to-do families. You may hear of the typical Western girl who wears a combination of Ugg boots, Lululemon pants, and nearly every clothing item from Artizia. Although this is quite common, there are a variety of styles seen on campus. It's quite common to see the latest trends among students here, who often have enough money to make sure they are on top of fashion trends.
Social life is very important to students. A late-night jog in Old North will tell you that a party is literally on every corner, and the bar scene is always busy.
I have made some great friends at Western that I know, most definitely, will be in my life long after I leave the school. So, aside from what some will label a superficiality of some students, there are some great people at this school! Some smart ones, too!

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Outdoor activity opportunities in London – For students leaving home for the first time, London is a great city to experience a bit of freedom without feeling lost and alone in a huge metropolis. The school's huge presence makes London have a "small town" feel, but the city itself has countless of amenities. As a runner, I love all of the nice parks along the Thames River. These pathways and bike lanes get busy once the nice weather comes around!

Richmond Row--London's main street with shops, bars, patios and pubs--is always a great attraction for students either looking to have a few drinks, do some shopping or simply for a walk.
Londonlicious is a food festival during the winter, offers prix-fixe menus, (which is a bonus for students looking for a great meal with a budget price) and there are several great restaurants that participate.
If the weather permits, which it can in September and early October, and again in March and April, Grand Bend, a great sandy beach located on Lake Huron about 45 minutes north of the city, or Port Stanley, another awesome beach located about 45 minutes south on Lake Erie, are always nice places to spend an afternoon catching some sun (and possibly catching up on readings)

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student, there are plenty of housing choices. Certain areas surrounding campus --especially homes in the Old North area-- are geared towards freshman and sophomores looking for party atmospheres. The Western Road side of campus offers a quieter setting in its close proximity to Elborn College and Althouse Faculty of Education. All housing choices are close to amenities whether you live adjacent to campus or in the surrounding areas.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Western has a ton of spirit and a great Science program. I love Western! Greek life is fun and everyone is really involved. No matter which activities you become involved in, Western offers students a great social life and the best student experience in Canada.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Great sports teams, but not enough people come out to support them. Student enthusiasm is low considering that tickets are free! There's also a brand new sports complex that's top of the line.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The salad bars in residence are good for the most part. Food isn't cheap enough for a student budget, but there are lots of choices for variety. Western also boasts vegetarian options. Our campus-run restaurants (the Spoke and the Wave) are popular among students.

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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: There has never been a moment where I have felt unsafe at Western. Although I wouldn't recommend this risk, I've left my laptop completely unattended and it has never been stolen.

4 College Senior

Academics: I came to Western's Huron College because I wanted smaller classes on a big campus for a greater student atmosphere. The profs at Huron (especially for philosophy) are engaging. They offer interesting courses that are a thrill to partake in. Smaller classes allow you to create a close connection with your professors and class peers.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Polices at Western are good because they are logical. Nothing is felt to be unfair or overbearing, and the rules help run a successful school by keeping their students in line.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: London has been known to have great nightlife since the drinking age here is 19. There are bars for every type of person. House parties and frat parties are a great bar alternative for other occasions. If someone is looking for a sober night, there are still many things to do.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms on campus are quite old, but they are still well-maintained. The newer residences are well built and very clean. Living on campus during freshman year is quite expensive, but absolutely worth the cost.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is very nice in summer and spring, but the winters are very cold and snowy.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The gym is brand new and very nice. Many of the remaining facilities are quite old, but still great.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Small, but strong – The Greek scene is small, but strong. A lot of the students are involved in campus activities.

3 College Senior

Technology: The computers aren't too good on campus. It's difficult to print things, and they don't even have Microsoft Word.

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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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