University of Windsor

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-centred university, with more than 16,500 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work.



The year 2013 will mark the University of Windsor's 50th anniversary as a public institution, but the story of our university actually began with its founding in September of 1857, when the first students arrived to study at its predecessor, Assumption College.


As a mid-size university supporting 16,000 students, UWindsor provides a broad range of academic opportunities. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you can choose from over 120 majors and minors and 55 master's and doctoral degrees in subjects like Engineering, Forensics and Business.

At the heart of all of our programs is our exceptional faculty, men and women who are leading scholars in their fields and dedicated mentors in the classroom.

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Certificate & Diploma Programs


University Research Centres and Institutes:

  • Fluid Dynamics Research Institute
  • Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER)
  • Cross-Border Institute
  • Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research
Faculty Research Centres and Institutes:
  • Animal Cognition Research Group
  • Applied Research Center for Management of Intelligent Enterprise Systems, Security and Assurance (ARCMIE)
  • Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN)
  • Centre for Applied Social Research, Mentoring and Consultation
  • Centre for Catalysis and Materials Research
  • Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research & Green Energy (CHARGE)
  • Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric
  • Centre for Smart Community Innovation

Master's Programmes

Humanities (3)
Medicine & Health (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The student experience at the University of Windsor really is unique. One of our key defining features is the degree to which we provide international engagement for all those who choose to study at Windsor.

Our students engage with others around the world through:

  • Participating in a wide array of activities and services supported by theInternational Students Centre
  • Joining one or more of our international clubs and organizations
  • Enrolling in an internationally-focused or internationally-delivered academic program
  • Connecting with some of our internationally-trained professors
  • Going abroad to study in another country through Student Exchange,International Co-op or Study Abroad

Housing services

Our residence halls are conveniently located throughout the campus where it's only a short walk to food outlets, recreational facilities, library, Registrars, Bookstore, student centre and banks. Bedrooms are furnished so there’s no need to purchase items such as a bed, desk, lamp or chairs. If you choose to live off campus, the University of Windsor Students Alliance maintains a list of off-campus housing.

There are 4 Residence buildings each with its own unique characteristics. You will enjoy short walks to class, to food outlets, to recreational facilities, to the library, to the Bookstore, to the student centre and to banks.

Library services

The Leddy Library is the main Library for the University of Windsor campus.

ICT services

Take your laptop outside and log on to Blackboard over our high-speed wireless campus network.

Medical services

The clinic at Student Health Services is a medical practice. The clinic can take care of all your health care needs providing confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, counselling, and referrals.

Even if you opt out of the student drug plan you are still welcome to see our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and administrive staff.

Student Life

Campus life

Class is out and your day is just beginning.

Head over to The Forge, our brand-new fitness center for a quick workout or Pilates class. Grab lunch with friends at the Marketplace (Baja shrimp tacos or the curry lamb stew?). Take your laptop outside and log on to Blackboard over our high-speed wireless campus network. Then it's off to your two-hour DJ gig at CJAM Radio. And don't forget Bhangra Club practice!

This is student life at the University of Windsor. In our residence halls and restaurants, you'll bond with new friends from around the world. You'll bring your best game to our top-notch athletics facilities. And don't worry if you join a few too many clubs and student organizations.

Sports facilities

TheCampus Recreation program incorporates a number of health and fitness activities, from ballroom dancing to martial arts, cardio and aerobic workouts to intramural sports. It will enrich your University experience and foster a lifetime of wellness.

The St. Denis Athletic and Community Centre is the home turf of the Windsor Lancers athletic teams and the best place on campus to break a sweat.

The Forge is the university's brand-new, fully stocked student fitness center. Choose from 31 cardio machines, 24 weight training machines, tons of free weights, personal training sessions and awesome group classes like Salsa cardio, deep water aquafitness, sculpting Pilates and Tai Chi.

Student clubs

There are over 100 student clubs, organizations, academic societies and Greek societies at the University of Windsor. There's literally something for everyone: Pro Bono Students Canada, Hip Hop Club, Engineers Without Borders, Music Society, the Concrete Canoe Team, Gamers' Republic—the list goes on (and on).