Huron University College, the founding institution of The University of Western Ontario, opened in 1863. A small student population of about 1,200 students helps Huron maintain its distinct identity, giving students the advantages of small classes, personal attention and a friendly community.
The class size and approach to teaching at Huron provides an interactive experience where students are actively engaged in classroom discussion and have a rapport with the faculty starting in first year; as compared to a more passive learning style in large lecture hall.
Huron attracts professors who wish to excel at both research and teaching. As such, they take a keen interest in the scholarly pursuits of the students in their classrooms. Huron classes are taught by professors with PhDs, not teaching assistants.
Huron Students are also Western Students and have access to all the resources, services, facilities and clubs at The University of Western Ontario, in addition to all that is available at Huron. This partnership allows students to combine the benefits of the intimate learning community at Huron, with the advantages of the services and facilities of the larger institution of The University of Western Ontario.