The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

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    Western is known to provide the best student experience in Canada among research-intensive universities.
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    Western's O-Week (Orientation Week) is the largest in Canada, with a large section of the USC (University Students' Council) budget reserved just for the frosh!
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    The University of Western Ontario is highly-esteemed and considered to be one of the best universities in Canada.
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    UWO is undoubtedly a party school, but students still care about academic success.
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    Western's campus is absolutely breathtaking.
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    With more than 150 clubs, UWO has a group for literally any area of interest.
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    School spirit at Western is consistent all year long. Homecoming is one of many events that demonstrates Western's immense pride.
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    The legal drinking age in Canada is 19, so students hit up London's nightlife for most of their Western years.
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    Almost any errand can be done on campus; the University Community Centre offers health care, a pharmacy, a post office, and much more.
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    Point blank: UWO students are often attractive. A little eye candy never hurt anyone, right?

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
91% of students return after their first year.
Knowledgeable Professors
93% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
87% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
68% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
53% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
57% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
55% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
53% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
81% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Vibrant Social Scene
57% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
92% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.

Worst Of

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    Food on campus is expensive, and it's easy to spend more than $7 on a meal.
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    Campus is especially cramped during exam periods, and it's difficult to claim a study spot.
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    Since London's located on a snow belt, most of your school year will be spent knee-deep in snow.
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    Mandatory textbooks for courses are absurdly expensive.
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    During course registration times, students will often have to wait hours for academic assistance from counselors.
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    Western has the reputation for attracting affluent-and occasionally snobby-students.
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    It's easy to feel like "just a number" in large first-year courses.
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    Unless it's exam time, none of Western's libraries are open 24 hours.
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    On-campus parking is costly, and buses to school fill up very quickly.
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    After four years, London can feel pretty small. It's common to see people you know everywhere you go.

Facts & Statistics

Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
50% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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