Near Record Enrollment At UWindsor

Enrollment at the University of Windsor is nearing record levels, according to a message sent out Monday to faculty, staff and students from interim president Douglas Kneale.

"We are just delighted to have that kind of critical mass, vitality and energy on campus," he says.

His message stated "with projections of about 16,000 students — graduate and undergraduate, domestic and international, and full-time and part-time — the University of Windsor is expecting one of the highest enrollments in its history."

In previous years, enrollment has averaged about 15,500.

"It is the teamwork of everyone here at the university, starting with our recruiters who go out into the high schools, to the recruitment fairs across the province, Canada and internationally," he says.

He points out the numbers may shift in the next couple of months prior to the official count date of November 1 which is then reported to the government for funding purposes.

Just under 20% are international students.

In addition, the university has hired 50 new professors in the past three years.

In the second such message since he assumed the presidency, Dr. Kneale noted that the four campus residences: Alumni, Cartier, Laurier, and Macdonald halls, are at full capacity.