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The King's University College - UWO
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Tuition: $6,000  Students: 3,800
Address
266 Epworth Ave
London, ON      N6A 2M3
(519) 433-3491

The King's University College - UWO


King's University was established as "College of Christ the King" and was affiliated with St. Peter's Seminary in 1954. It changed its name to King's College after it became affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Initially, the university did not change its name to avoid confusion with another university in Edmonton. However, the current name for the campus was finally adopted in 2004. ... continued below

About The King's University College - UWO

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The university is a Catholic institution, so it gives great importance to personal values and social justice. Students who study here are also considered Western Ontario students, so they can access both of the school's resources as well. Students have the benefit of living inside the campus. King’s university has two residence buildings: The first option is The "Tower," which houses around 164 students, and are mostly occupied by first year students. The students can choose between single occupancy ($4,400) or double occupancy ($2,250). Students are also asked to choose which meal plan they want to have. Typically, these plans can range from $2,280 to $2,650. The second option for students may be the "Apartment." It can have up to 107 students, although before they can live there, they have to make sure that they have completed twenty four credits in the university.

Student Services and Student Life

King's University provides many diverse services to students through its specialized programs. They include Academic Accommodation to help in assisting students with disabilities; Athletics, Campus Ministries for counselling Catholics and other non-Catholic students, Career Counselling for students, Cardinal Carter Library, Free Tutoring in ESL, French, Economics, Math, and Writing. Also, there is an available student transportation that shuttles students to Western, Brescia and Huron, with free passes to the London Transit. Other services include the Students' Council, Volunteer Bureau, Learning Skills that focuses on workshops, essay writing, study skills; and Peer Guide Programs that provide the opportunity for students to connect with foreign students.

Female students who are into sports or who just prefer athletic activities can take advantage of the women's varsity team (Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Curling, Fencing, Figure Skating, Field Hockey, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling). For the male students, they can join the men's varsity team programs (Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Curling, Fencing, Football, Golf, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling).

Academic Programs

King's University has approximately 3,800 students, with most of them belonging to the undergraduate students. The university recognizes the value of liberal arts for these students, so they include it in the first year programs. These include the Arts (Catholic Studies, Dramatic Literature, English, French, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, etc), Childhood and Social Institutions, Management and Organizational Studies (Accounting, Global Commerce, Management & Organizational Studies & Finance and Administration, Organizational & Human Resources), Social Justice & Peace Studies, and Social Sciences (Canadian Studies, Criminology, Economics, Finance, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc). There are also part-time graduate studies on social work.

Famous Alumni

Some of its most famous alumni are: Sheila Copps, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and John Cummins, British Columbian Conservative Member of Parliament.

London Information

London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. London is the seat of Middlesex County, at the forks of the non-navigable Thames River, approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. London's economy is dominated by locomotive and military vehicle production, insurance, and information technology.

London has a humid continental climate. Because of its location in the continent and proximity to the Great Lakes, London experiences very contrasting seasons. The summers are usually warm to hot and humid, while the winters are normally quite cold but with frequent thaws. London has the most thunderstorms of any area in Canada due to the lake breeze convergence.

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