University of Windsor

About University of Windsor


The University of Windsor is a safe, urban campus covering 51 hectares (125 acres) in Windsor, Ontario.The main campus takes up just a few city blocks, making it ideal for walking or biking.

downtown campus in heritage buildings in the city centre was completed in 2015 with the opening of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, as well as the School of Social work in the former Windsor Star building.  


  • The University of Windsor offers 190 undergraduates’ programs, 65 graduate programs and six professional programs.
  • Faculty: 524
  • Student/faculty ratio: 26:1

Our Students

  • Undergraduate and Graduate: 16,321 (full and part-time students)
  • International students: 23 percent of the student body from nearly 100 countries
  • Student:faculty ratio: 26:1
  • Hours of service contributed to Windsor-Essex communities: 1.25 million

Lancer Athletics

  • The university fields 17 athletic teams that compete for provincial and national championships.
  • In 2015, the women’s basketball team captured its fifth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) title.
  • The St. Denis Centre boasts indoor and outdoor tracks, a championship pool, a 2,000-seat indoor fieldhouse for basketball and volleyball games, and a new football and soccer stadium that features a FIFA-approved artificial turf surface and seating for up to 10,000 spectators.

Why UWindsor?

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with nearly 15,000 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.

We have strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff. With comparatively small class sizes and a comprehensive array of student services, clubs and associations, UWindsor provides students with a friendly and supportive learning environment.

UWindsor’s strategic plan has five priorities that directly impact our students: providing an exceptional undergraduate experience; pursuing strengths in research and graduate education; recruiting and retaining the best faculty and staff; engaging and building the community through partnerships; and promoting international engagement.

The University of Windsor also ushered in a new era in September 2015 with the opening of classes at the first phase of its downtown campus in the heart of Windsor’s core. The new building, Windsor Hall — which retains the historic facade of the former Windsor Star newspaper building — houses the School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education.

The second phase of the downtown campus is home to the School of Creative Arts, located in the century-old site of the Windsor Armouries and the adjacent Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts.

The university overlooks the Detroit River on one of Canada’s most beautiful waterfronts and is minutes away from North America’s busiest international border crossing. This location speaks to UWindsor’s strength as an internationally oriented, multi-disciplined institution that actively enables a broad diversity of students, faculty and staff to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement.