Western University: Statistics



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#138 of 14,131 In the World
#79 of 2,597 In North America
#10 of 101 In Canada
#4 of 24 In Ontario
#13 of 1,026 For Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
Top100 For 63 other topics
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Acceptance rate

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate31%
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 ratio16:1

We've calculated the 31% 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 123,810 scientific papers published and 3,616,709 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science, Psychology, and Genetics.


Western University majors

by publication & citation count

74,168 / 2,540,125
67,898 / 2,186,225
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
53,982 / 1,489,036
53,063 / 1,720,864
Computer Science
50,369 / 1,617,625
50,230 / 1,446,004
47,860 / 1,376,147
Environmental Science
43,254 / 1,273,947
41,897 / 1,462,802
32,761 / 1,157,984
32,604 / 1,177,611
Quantum and Particle physics
30,260 / 890,984
29,484 / 1,012,567
Political Science
26,741 / 714,992
25,514 / 912,621
25,146 / 691,517
24,766 / 801,713
24,685 / 691,574
24,443 / 731,347
Organic Chemistry
23,981 / 761,528
23,516 / 627,219
22,518 / 737,530
Materials Science
21,393 / 617,430
Geography and Cartography
21,244 / 551,355
20,384 / 699,892
18,114 / 669,050
17,497 / 578,373
16,537 / 530,831
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16,055 / 474,350
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
16,001 / 479,197
15,586 / 508,902
15,345 / 348,403
14,355 / 391,278
Optical Engineering
12,762 / 353,278
12,564 / 328,752
12,253 / 355,621
Anatomy and Physiology
10,924 / 320,602
10,445 / 406,901
Public Health
10,312 / 331,128
Social Psychology
9,588 / 387,996

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1179 13228
1992 1288 14564
1993 1296 14299
1994 1379 16819
1995 1482 18166
1996 1459 19259
1997 1495 20993
1998 1546 24492
1999 1548 26850
2000 1645 31065
2001 1708 34863
2002 1945 39382
2003 2004 45225
2004 2099 49138
2005 2423 56966
2006 2742 63996
2007 2950 73223
2008 3074 80383
2009 3444 92265
2010 3768 103120
2011 4026 117545
2012 4103 131260
2013 4374 144665
2014 4332 157249
2015 4544 166298
2016 4949 171746
2017 5105 177702
2018 5402 196808
2019 5432 214781
2020 6347 252077
2021 6364 278690
2022 5813 287812
2023 5899 287264
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)
    songwritertelevision actorcomediancomposervoice actor

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

  2. Simu Liu

    Simu Liu
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1989-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in Western University
    Studied in 2007-2011
    actorscreenwritertelevision actor

    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 a Ken in Barbie. He 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 70)
    financiertelevision personalityphotographerbusinesspersontelevision producer

    Terrence 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 programs SqueezePlay and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange, as well as the Canadian 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 62)
    film producerfilm director

    David James Furnish is a Canadian-British 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 422,000

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