College Senior 2013-07-30T13:23:30Z
The campus meal plan is pretty flexible. There are many popular restaurants that we can use our meal plan towards, like Tim Hortons, Harvey's, Pizza Pizza, Jack Astor's, Yogurty's, etc. You can also use it to pay for food within the residence buildings and on campus and the food they serve isn't bad. They all have fresh fruit and salad bars all the time and a specialty bar, like Stir Fry bar each night.
College Senior 2013-07-30T13:20:10Z
My program is pretty competitive, everyone is trying to get into medical school as soon as they can, so it's definitely hard to stay in it. Many of our profs however are physicians so they have real world experience and cases to talk about to help us learn, and if they aren't they are very knowledgeable in what they are teaching.
College Senior 2013-07-30T13:16:41Z
The campus police are pretty strict when it comes to drug use on campus obviously, but using alcohol is more lenient.
College Senior 2013-07-30T13:15:02Z
Finding off-campus housing at Western is VERY easy. Most students live off campus after their first year so there are a plethora of places to rent with a couple of friends. Housing is affordable and you can easily find somewhere close to school. It's a competitive process though, as everyone wants the cheapest place, closest to the school, in the best house they can get.
College Senior 2013-07-30T13:12:20Z
LOVE Western. There is a great balance of working hard and learning to relax while at school. The professors are very knowledgeable and find interesting ways to teach the material. I've made a ton of friends both in my program and out of it which definitely makes the experience for enjoyable.
College Junior 2013-03-03T07:23:13Z
LONDON TRANSIT IS THE MOST unreliable form of transit, s****y
College Junior 2013-03-03T07:22:38Z
JBRS is the worst... NEVER GO THERE
College Junior 2013-03-03T07:21:38Z
London transit is the worst. I can't count the number of times that a bus has driven passed me because "there is not enough space" or "doesn't pick up this location" even though there are 7-8 empty spots on the bus, or the bus mustang express infront stops for us. LONDON TRANSIT IS THE MOST UNRELIABLE FORM OF TRANSIT...
College Junior 2013-03-03T07:17:04Z
All bars all good except JBRs, NEVER GO TO JBRs, WORST BAR EVER, Bad Service, Ass**** Bouncers, and Overpriced drinks NEVER, I Repeat, Never go To JBRs.
College Senior 2013-01-18T05:04:42Z
Foodies will be greatly surprised by what London has to offer, especially Downtown near the bars. The after-bar options are vast and hometown favorites include Prince Alberts, Sammy's Souvlaki, and Stobie's Pizza (to name a few on Richmond). Prices and value are fair, and student discounts can be found at many places around campus.
College Senior 2013-01-18T04:47:38Z
Nightlife in London is always a good time. Whether you head down Richmond for the night or attend the multitude of keggers and house parties near campus, you're bound to have an unforgettable night. Downtown is located a short distance down Richmond from the university and transportation is relied on either taxi or the bus system (LTC) which is relatively good.
College Senior 2013-01-18T04:35:36Z
With various options of residency, there is an ideal dorm for most students. Students that would like a party friendly dorm can opt/ask to be placed within one of the more 'loose' residences such as "The Zoo" (Saugeen-Maitland). there are also dorms located closer to the classroom buildings. Cafeteria options are vast among most dorms and fair among others. Multiple Tim Hortons are located throughout the campus as well as many other notable eateries. Social atmosphere is excellent at UWO, which is why student satisfaction is rated consistently among the highest in Canada.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-04T02:10:56Z
Health & Safety:
I don't think I can remember any crime happening on campus yet. I mean, some computers have gotten stolen if you leave them alone in the library while you go have lunch, but besides that campus is very safe. In fact, getting your cellphone or laptop stolen is extremely rare. I once forgot my brand new Sony Experia phone at a coffee place in the university and someone dropped it off for me at the front desk of the library.
You're definitely safe. Just use common sense.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-04T02:03:12Z
The biggest problem with computers at The University of Western Ontario is finding one that is free. Usually the library is packed and finding a school computer available is not easy. Most people carry around their laptops and then the biggest issue becomes finding plugs! Some classrooms will have only a couple of plugs so you have to hunt for them, but if you're in the library, each table and cubicle usually have a working plug so it's not a big issue. Another problem we had in past years was accessing wireless internet. There was actually a joke made for april fools day on the student newspaper that read "Mysterie of the day: Western Student connects to the school's wireless network succesfully!", but I think this year they have been working on that problem and it is much better.
Finally, printing is actually very simple on campus, there are special computers to open up the files you need to print which are always available and for less than 50 cents you can usually print an 8 page lecture. So that is pretty good :).
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-04T01:48:11Z
At The University of Western Ontario, there are many ways to be involved in sports teams regardless of your skill level. I mean, you can get into an intermural team or a club and you will not need much experience, but if you want to get into a Varsity team you will need to know your sport!
People at the university have excellent team spirit. Even on an every day scenario you can see people sporting their UWO shirts, sweaters, backpacks, and water bottles. We sure are purple proud!
It is sometimes hard for most students to get involved because of school work, but it is definitely doable.
The athletic facilities are excellent. If you need proof, you just have to walk over to the rec center and take a look at the pool, which I understand is about 50cm short of being under olympic standards. Any sport you're interested in you can practice at school. From karate to fencing and soccer, the facilities and the teams are there for you to join.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-09T08:51:12Z
Fast Food, and Still Fast Food. If you do not want to spend much much more to go the restaurants, then fast food is probably the only choice you can have. They are not too bad, but if you eat them all the time. Ohh...
College Junior 2012-07-13T21:47:13Z
Buses Are the Best. Public transportation is really good in UWT. They have buses that come every fifteen minutes. If you need a bus to pick you up late at night, then there's a number you can call, and they'll come get you whenever you need them.
College Junior 2012-07-13T21:35:26Z
Profs Are Awesome. If you are serious, there's no how you wont be an A student in UWT. The professors are always there to help with the course and course-load isn't too much at all!
College Junior 2012-07-13T21:33:35Z
Everyone's Friendly. I came to UWT as a shy student, but the teachers and students being very approachable made me open. Now I'm very jovial. Students are very easy to talk to, especially if you have problems with anything
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-16T22:17:50Z
New and Amazing – We have the best and BIGGEST student recreation centre in Canada. And at least 8 libraries. 15 Tim Horton's on campus along with 5 Starbucks and a variety of other coffee options. Our Student Centre houses a ton of useful resources and our beautiful big and cozy mustang lounge is a great new adition. UWO (or Western University as it's been rebranded) is the most beautiful campus in canada with ONLY UBC coming close to matching it's aethetics.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-16T22:06:45Z
Our record speaks for itself. Tons of varsity sports and tons of intramurals. A huge number of athletic clubs and great facilities.
Recent Alumnus 2012-03-16T22:04:42Z
Always a Surplus of Great, Affordable Housing – There are tons of options from duplexes, apartments, townhouses, ect. I've lived in an old townhouse, which was perfect for me and my 6 roomates at the time. My particular experience with that landlord wasn't great, but my new land lord is much more accommodating. London's housing bylaws ensure that you will alays have a great place to live. On another note there is tons of housing right next to the school as well as in the downtown core,depending on your priorities.
College Senior 2012-02-29T06:54:36Z
Well, Western is known already to be party school and if you want to party you can find them. I think that's a reason that Greek life isn't as prevalent because you can party with pals regardless. But if you want to go into a Frat there are a few around campus and they are pretty friendly to recruits.
College Senior 2012-02-29T06:52:18Z
Mustangs Team Top in Canada – Varsity sports is valued very highly at Western, this coming from a Varsity Fencer. There are lots of support from staff who encourage and hire the best coachs, physio and support team. The Mustangs sports team regularly compete in Nationals and international competitions at every division. Generally its a point of pride to tell others that you are part of the varsity team.
College Senior 2012-02-29T06:49:40Z
Be in Awe of the Rec Center – The newly built gym/recreation center is one of the best thing at Western. The Rec center has everything I want and need, including state of the art weight rooms and swimming pools. There are also lots of optional courses that a student from as Tae Kwon Do lessons to Cardio kickboxing sessions. The center area of the Rec Center is also very popular as a hangout with lots of couchs and TVs. Membership is included along with tuition so be sure to go often!
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