5 Things You Didn’t Know About King’s University College

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We learned about King’s University College after students rated it so highly in this year’s CampusRankings results.

Since researching schools can be overwhelming, we put together a list of the 5 most important things you should know about King’s University College, to help you figure out if it’s the right fit for you.

1. It’s Closely Partnered With Western

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As an affiliate of Western University (go Mustangs!), King’s University College is really close to Western’s main campus. While King’s has its own frosh, and mostly specializes in social sciences, business management, liberal arts and humanities programs, it is very closely tied to Western’s best-in-country sciences program and Mustangs athletics department.

“If there’s a class not offered at [King’s] you can do the class on main campus! More [than] enough for selection!” –Current Full-Time Student

In fact, the two campuses are connected by a free shuttle bus for students to use, since over 150 King’s students are athletes on Western’s varsity sports teams.

“King’s is the best of both worlds. You can access all of Western’s services including study spaces. the gym, and participate in all groups and clubs.” — Current Student

2. It’s a top-ranked university Canada

After asking over 40,000 students what they think of their postsecondary institutions, we found that King’s University College snagged the top-10 in nine categories:

Happiest students 😃
Friendliest students 👋
Most approachable professors 🍎
Most fun school 🎉
Best overall value 💸
Best student residences 🏨
Least sleepy students 😴
Most academic students 📚
Most skills-focused curriculum 🔨

What do all these top rankings mean for students who actually study there?

One anonymous, full-time student told us, “[King’s professors are] extremely understanding and willing to help you succeed.” The school just plain cares about its students, and is a Top 15 most-recommended university in Canada as a result.

3. The community is extremely tight-knit

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If you don’t want to be “just a number,” you’re in the right place. With 3,500 students enrolled, class sizes at King’s University College are on average 53 people large. That’s small enough to get to know everyone, yet large enough for it not to be high school all over again.

“Kings is such a friendly environment to be [a part] of. As a student in my first year, I came with no friends but when I got there I made friends immediately. You don’t need to be afraid to be yourself here.” –Anonymous Full-Time Student

King’s students don’t only gel on campus together, they mesh with their broader community, too. As an example, students in the Women in Civic Leadership course (in the Social Justice and Peace Studies program), are often paired with female politicians and political leaders for guidance. Similarly, Social Work students proudly complete placements in the nearby community.

“Another good thing about king’s is that King’s hires King’s students for the Work/study program. That way students can study and work and pay off their tuition.” –Current Full-Time Student

4. King’s encourages you to learn outside the classroom

Experiential learning is considered a cornerstone part of education at King’s. Don’t be surprised if your classmates in the Political Science program are talking about their trip to Ethiopia, or Europe, or when the Social Justice majors are talking about what they learned in Italy while working with refugees.

“In my program of social work we are provided with two separate co-op experiences which [I] believe are the heart of the program.” –Current Full-Time Student

5. Diversity is king at King’s University College

Between the scores of international students who are integrated into everyday student life, to the fact that King’s celebrates many different religions’ holidays, you’re guaranteed to fit in at King’s no matter who you are.

“Everyone is proud to be a vital part of this campus, and everyone is made to feel included. We celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of all students in many ways, every day at King’s. It’s the most comfortable place to be!” –Current Full-Time Student

King’s University College also isn’t just people-diverse, since programs like their unique Disabilities Studies major and consecutive Catholic Studies for Teachers program (which comes with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree) make it hands-down innovative.

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Dana Iskoldski

Dana Iskoldski

Dana Iskoldski is the Editor-At-Large at Student Life Network. Also CGP (Chief Guinea Pig) in her search for brilliant career advice.