Plummeting dollar draws more cross-border applicants to uWindsor

January 29, 2016

The falling value of the loonie is attracting a growing number of American students to the University of Windsor, writes CBC. According to current figures, the school’s overall number of US-based undergraduate applicants has increased 51% since last year, and university officials are crediting the shift to the increasingly attractive price. “Students [from the United States] get really excited when they realize they'll be paying much lower costs. Their dollar goes further here," explained uWindsor Vice-President for North American recruiting Lionel Walsh. “It's always interesting to see them look at our sign and go, 'Oh, Canada, cool.' … Then you see the wheels begin to turn and then they start thinking about numbers." Undergraduate tuition at uWindsor is roughly $12 K US for American students, compared to the $15 K they would pay on average in the US. CBC