University of Windsor

  • 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4view map
  • (519) 973-7014
  • (800) 864-2860
  • (519) 561-1428
  • www.uwindsor.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1857
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English
  • Anna Maria Tremonti - CBC television; Richard Peddie - CEO Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment; Tom LaSorda - Vice-Chairman & President Chrysler LLC; The Honourable Robert Nicholson Minister of Justice & Attorney-General of Canada; Antoni Cimolino - General Director Stratford Festival; Cynthia Trudell - Senior Vice-President of personnel Pepsico

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Compact downtown campus
  2. Friendly, diverse community
  3. Unique automotive engineering program has strong industry ties
  4. Co-op work programs
  5. Sensitive about "Last Chance U" reputation

Courses With Kudos

Law, Engineering, Nursing, Business, Criminology, Human Kinetics, Psychology, Social Work

Student Sound Offs

"It's a smaller campus than most, and it really gives much more of an opportunity for students and faculty to get to know one another. It makes for a really comfortable and enjoyable learning experience."

"There really isn't much choice when it comes to class options. There aren't many courses offered in some of the programs, and the required courses are always full."

"There are a ton of opportunities for student to get help with raising their grades or increasing their knowledge with services like tutoring, workshops for writing, etc."

"Everyone thinks that if you go to U Windsor, it's because you didn't get accepted anywhere else. But we have a pretty good campus, a friendly atmosphere, and lots of opportunities, depending on your program."

"Campus recreation offers a huge variety of classes, from belly dancing to kayaking ... and they are super affordable."

"It is a very homey feeling. The campus is small and easy to get around from building to building!"

"I really like the fact that Windsor is such a multicultural place. I have learned a lot about other religions and cultures during my time there."

"Our campus is the first campus in Canada to go completely wireless! I love that I can connect to the internet with my laptop anywhere on campus."

"It is right beside the Ambassador Bridge and the truck diesel smoke is horrible sometimes."

"Although we accept many more persons with lower averages than other universities, we have a much higher proportion of students getting accepted and actually finishing their schooling."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: University of Windsor
Institution size classification: Medium   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction B- B+

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning B B+
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors B B+
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members B- A-

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B- B
Number of Courses to Choose From C+ B

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus C+ B
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty B B+
Sense of Personal Safety and Security B+ A

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size B B+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 188 218
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 8% 8%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 33% 36%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 59% 57%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 29% 27%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 52% 58%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 19% 15%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection B B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus B B+
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B B+
Labs and Research Equipment B- B+

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls C+ B
Student Residences B B
General Attractiveness of Buildings C+ B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals B B+
Study Spaces in the Library B- B
Library Hours of Operation A- B+

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers C+ A-
Co-op / Internship Opportunities C+ B
Career and Employment Services B- B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located C+ B+
Quality of Public Transportation D B-
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B- B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B B+
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B B-

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B+ B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 62% 73%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B B+
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B- B
Campus Bookstore C+ B
Services for International Students B+ B+