Western University: Statistics

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#138 of 14,131 In the World
#81 of 2,597 In North America
#10 of 101 In Canada
#4 of 24 In Ontario
#8 of 1,028 For Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
Top100 For 77 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate58%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent. Specific requirements according to programme
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April); summer session, May to August
Full time employee1,400
Student:staff ratio20:1

We've calculated the 58% acceptance rate for Western University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Western University is a world-class research university with 110,032 scientific papers published and 3,089,412 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Environmental Science, Psychology, and Genetics.


Western University majors

by publication & citation count

64,900 / 2,084,995
59,593 / 1,817,860
46,579 / 1,455,926
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
46,501 / 1,237,993
43,886 / 1,198,817
Computer Science
43,105 / 1,337,520
41,758 / 1,122,928
Environmental Science
37,445 / 1,045,362
36,673 / 1,228,669
29,016 / 967,589
28,683 / 1,006,317
Quantum and Particle physics
25,857 / 699,112
25,418 / 829,244
Political Science
22,609 / 595,018
21,976 / 737,343
21,347 / 568,870
21,087 / 608,980
21,080 / 619,777
21,076 / 564,414
Organic Chemistry
20,721 / 642,707
20,192 / 531,107
19,515 / 566,768
Materials Science
18,549 / 496,956
Geography and Cartography
18,238 / 447,769
17,039 / 532,085
15,816 / 559,704
15,196 / 500,385
14,067 / 434,157
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
13,938 / 384,047
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
13,852 / 395,056
13,244 / 397,906
12,867 / 268,108
12,444 / 313,877
Optical Engineering
10,734 / 284,142
10,548 / 255,167
10,500 / 300,948
Anatomy and Physiology
9,638 / 277,022
9,105 / 315,641
Public Health
8,769 / 282,191
Social Psychology
8,284 / 338,610

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1147 11034
1991 1118 11873
1992 1196 13177
1993 1170 12845
1994 1300 15097
1995 1370 16468
1996 1379 17381
1997 1401 19126
1998 1454 22461
1999 1445 24391
2000 1529 27829
2001 1569 31352
2002 1611 34635
2003 1757 39903
2004 1915 43408
2005 2218 50071
2006 2458 56373
2007 2707 64116
2008 2896 71819
2009 3193 82350
2010 3452 90229
2011 3633 103474
2012 3711 116932
2013 4002 128260
2014 3977 139983
2015 4249 149027
2016 4332 152656
2017 4862 164738
2018 4667 167890
2019 5098 191414
2020 5775 228908
2021 6741 284328
2022 5342 267550
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Western University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Domestic Tuition International Tuition
Arts & Humanities $6,960 $28,600
Business $16,500 $43,600
Engineering $12,200 $43,600
Health Sciences $16,500 $43,600
Law $22,500 $43,600
Science $12,200 $43,600

Western University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Western University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Information Sciences, Law, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Western University alumni

  1. Alan Thicke

    Alan Thicke
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1947-2016 (aged 69)
    television actorsongwriterfilm actorscreenwritertelevision presenter

    Alan Thicke was a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is the father of American singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. Thicke was best known for playing Dr. Jason Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains on ABC.

  2. Simu Liu

    Simu Liu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1989-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in Western University
    Studied in 2007-2011
    television actorscreenwriteractor

    Simu Liu is a Canadian actor. He is known for portraying Shang-Chi in the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He also played Jung Kim in the CBC Television sitcom Kim's Convenience and received nominations at the ACTRA Awards and Canadian Screen Awards for his work in Blood and Water.

  3. Kevin O'Leary

    Kevin O'Leary
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1954-.. (age 69)
    television personalityfinancierjournalistwinegrowertelevision producer

    Terence Thomas Kevin O'Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful and Maple Man, is a Canadian businessman, investor, journalist, and television personality. From 2004 to 2014, he appeared on various Canadian television shows. These include the business news programmes SqueezePlay and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange, as well as the reality television shows Dragons' Den and Redemption Inc. In 2008, he appeared on Discovery Channel's Project Earth. Since 2009, he has appeared on Shark Tank, the American version of Dragons' Den.

  4. David Furnish

    David Furnish
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1962-.. (age 61)
    film directorfilm producer

    David James Furnish is a Canadian filmmaker and former advertising executive. He is the husband of English singer, pianist and composer Sir Elton John.

All 100 notable alumni

Western University faculties and divisions

College : Brescia University Anthropology, Development Studies, Dietetics, English, Family Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, French, Health Sciences, History, Leadership, Management, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology
College : Huron University Asian Studies, Business Administration, Chinese, Economics, English, French, French Studies, History, International Studies, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Management, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Theology
College : King’s University Business Administration, Economics, English, Film, French, History, Italian, Literature, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Writing
Course/Programme : London Regional Cancer Oncology
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Arabic, Archaeology, Art Criticism, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English, Ethics, Film, Fine Arts, French, French Studies, Gender Studies, German, Greek (Classical), Hindi, History, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Mediterranean Studies, Modern Languages, Museum Studies, Philology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Speech Studies, Women's Studies, Writing
Faculty : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Leadership, Natives Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Health Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Faculty : Information and Media Studies Folklore, Information Sciences, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Library Science, Media Studies
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, International Law, Law, Private Law
Faculty : Music Art History, Jazz and Popular Music, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Performing Arts, Singing
Faculty : Science Actuarial Science, Anatomy, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Genetics, Geology, Geophysics, Immunology, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physics, Software Engineering, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Social Science Air Transport, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Canadian Studies, Cognitive Sciences, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Demography and Population, Economics, Ethnology, Finance, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychoanalysis, Psycholinguistics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Surveying and Mapping, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Research Division : Lawson Health Health Sciences
Research Division : Robarts Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine
School : Business Business Administration, Finance, Leadership, Management
School : Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Actuarial Science, American Studies, Anatomy, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Art History, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Demography and Population, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Ethnology, Film, Fine Arts, Folklore, Food Science, French, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Immunology, Information Sciences, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Latin, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Music, Neurosciences, Nuclear Engineering, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Orthodontics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theology, Toxicology, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
School : Medicine and Dentistry Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Dentistry, Engineering, Epidemiology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Statistics, Surgery, Toxicology

General information

Founded 1878
Accreditation Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Motto Veritas et Utilitas
Truth and Usefulness
Colors purple, white

Location and contacts

Address 1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, N6A 3K7
City population 384,000

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