About Western University:

The University of Western Ontario (UWO), corporately branded as Western University as of 2012 and commonly shortened to Western, is a public research university in London, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus' eastern portion. The university operates twelve academic faculties and schools. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario". It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863. The first four faculties were Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine. The Western University of London became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university has affiliated with several denominational colleges. The university grew substantially in the post-World War II era, as a number of faculties and schools were added to university. Western is a co-educational university, with more than 24,000 students, and with over 306,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, and distinguished fellows.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 149 181 197 179 184 188 193 206 188 195 197 199 197

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture - 298 - - - 265 286 252 254 255 291 297
Engineering 285 220 185 253 228 196 172 183 190 216 211 233
Life Sciences 162 168 182 210 199 189 205 192 200 193 211 205
Medicine 118 135 128 126 122 124 120 119 124 121 127 114
Natural Sciences 258 269 248 266 295 - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Social Sciences 95 82 82 86 81 95 105 116 115 115 120 118

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 351-400
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 233
Chemical Engineering 188 154 124 180 188 179 160 174 163 204
Chemistry 275 290 - 276 290 - - 301-350 288 267
Civil Engineering 165 140 183 165 209 153 172 200 165 203
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 117
Computer Science 107 163 124 129 148 150 146 157 217 188
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 98
Electrical Engineering 181 250 239 256 218 201 162 177 196 210
Environment / Ecology - 229 271 266 276 220 242 - - 295
Geosciences 139 179 176 203 215 214 221 222 223 217
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - 280 298 291 294 277 239 226
Mathematics 172 255 217 234 - 257 242 302 250 301-350
Mechanical Engineering 167 152 155 165 170 219 180 223 249 245
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 263
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 259
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - 88
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 293 291 278 234 179 190 212 204
Physics - 300 - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500
Plant & Animal Science - 297 216 253 247 256 192 182 228 243
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 99
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 129
Space Science - - - - - - - - - -