uWindsor at critical turning point, says president

April 12, 2013

With applications rising "far above the provincial average," an improving reputation, and the construction of new facilities at the main campus and downtown, the University of Windsor has reached a critical turning point in its development, says president Alan Wildeman. While Ontario has shown an increase of about 2% a year in university applications, uWindsor has exceeded that in the past 2 years. The university expects a 20% increase in applications in arts and sciences programs this spring over last year, amounting to 300 more undergraduates for the coming school year. Wildeman says rising enrolment numbers indicate that uWindsor is now recognized in the province as a place "where the student experience is as fine as anywhere else." He agrees the reputation of the university is improving, reversing the image created over the past 2 decades of low standings in national surveys, such as the annual Maclean's rankings. Windsor Star