Huron University College

Huron University College


name = Huron University College
motto = True Religion and Sound Learning
established = 1863 Huron College. Now Huron University College.
type = Public University
chancellor =
principal = Dr. Ramona Lumpkin
city = London
state = Ontario
country = Canada
undergrad = 1000 full-time
postgrad = 100
staff = 100
campus = Urban
colours =
fightsong =
affiliations = AUCC, IAU, COU,CIS, ACU, ATS
website= []
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publictransit = On a bus route
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telephone = (519) 438-7224
address = 1349 Western Road, London, Ontario, N6G 1H3, Canada

Huron University College is one of the oldest university communities in Canada and founding college of the University of Western Ontario. Huron offers both undergraduate liberal arts studies in a small setting as well as graduate training for ordained and lay ministry. [ [ Quick Facts (Huron College: London, Ontario) ] ]


Through its affiliation with University of Western Ontario, Huron offers a small, undergraduate-focused campus with full access to a major research university. It is also affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada and offers a Master of Divinity program which is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.

Mission Statement

The Mission is to provide a university education of the highest North American standards through its undergraduate degree programs in the Arts and Social Science and its post-baccalaureate and professional degree programs in Theology.


The Strategic plan for 2005-2010 aims to nurture a sense of community respectful of individual differences and responsive to individual needs; to support an active student life which encourages the personal and intellectual growth of its members; and, through its chapel and theological programs, to affirm its heritage as an Anglican college.


The Faculty of Arts and Social Science has a student enrolment of over 1000 full-time students

The Faculty of Theology has a student enrolment of 100 full time students in its Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies programs.

70 different specializations, majors and minors are available.

Admission requirements

Huron welcomes all persons regardless of faith or denomination. The average entering grade: 83%. First-year students with 75%-plus entering average: 100%. International students: 11%

Research and Partnerships

Just steps away from the University of Western Ontario's main campus of 30,000+ students, Huron University College has a vibrant university communityFact|date=April 2008. This partnership means students benefit from small classes and personal attention while enjoying the amenities of a large research university.

Features and buildings

Rough Park, its original property, occupied the block bounded by Grosvenor, St. George and St. James Streets in London Ontario. In 1951, Huron moved to its present location steps from the University of Western Ontario.

The administrative wing includes the Silcox Memorial Library and great hall. The Valley wing includes Jago courtyard and classrooms. The Huron dining hall is steps from the Western campus. Classroom W12, one of Huron's largest classrooms which holds 120 seats is used for many first year courses and larger lectures. The library is located on the main floor of the administration wing of the Huron campus. The Kingsmill Room at Huron is a spacious and elegant room located in Huron's main building.


Huron College was founded on May 5, 1863 by Benjamin Cronyn and Isaac Hellmuth, as a low church alternative to the Anglo-Catholic University of Trinity College. Huron University College, established in 1863 as an Anglican theological school, includes the Anglican seminary. [ University of Western Ontario ] ] The first class of 13 students were taught by Isaac Hellmuth (Huron's first Principal) in the winter of 1863.

The Evangelical section of the Church of England obtained a charter for Huron College, under the name of the Western University of London in 1878. [ The Project Gutenberg EBook #6466 of 'The Intellectual Development of the Canadian People, A historical review' by John George Bourinot, House of Commons, Ottawa, February 17th, 1881 ] It has been a University of Western Ontario founding institution since 1878.

The name was changed to Huron University College in June 23, 2000. [ [ More About Huron (Huron College: London, Ontario)] ]

Huron's faculty of Arts and Social Science has been in partnership with the University of Western Ontario since 1956.

tudent life

The campus is small and compact on beautifulFact|date=April 2008, award-winning groundsFact|date=April 2008. The centre of UWO campus is located just across Western Road from Huron's campus. The University Community Centre (UCC) and the Weldon Library are a short walk away. The Huron Residences, the Huron Library and the Huron Food Court are a short walk to modern, well-equipped classrooms. The community is warm and welcoming. Just minutes away from downtown London, where several restaurants, bistros, coffee shops, bars and nightclubs are located. A VIA rail station and Greyhound station are also near. The campus is close to the Masonville Commercial Area, where several stores are located, as well as a movie theatre and restaurants. Most of the major buses serving the city of London make routine stops in front of Huron. On top of the London Transit buses, there is a campus bus that takes students to various bus stops around campus. There are several paved and non-paved walking and biking paths close to Huron.

In a recent Maclean's Magazine University Report, Huron was shown as having the highest ranking for student satisfaction among senior students. Huron also had the highest ranking when senior students were asked this question: "If you could start over, would you go to the institution you are currently attending?" These rankings were composed of a survey among 41 of Canada's most notable universities.


All first year students are guaranteed residence accommodation. Students with a 90% average or better are guaranteed a single room. Hellmuth Hall is a co-ed residence and houses approximately 98 Huron students. O'Neil Ridley is a co-ed dormitory housing 185 Huron first year and upper year students. Southwest Residence is a suite-style residence building that houses approximately 56 first year and upper year students. Huron has five houses right on its campus that are available exclusively for upper year, graduate or professional student housing. Brough Guest House is located on the Huron campus and is available to visitors who require overnight accommodation at Huron and is available to rent for corporate and private affairs.

ee also

*List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges


* Murray Llewellyn Barr 'A century of medicine at Western: a centennial history of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario' (London: University of Western Ontario, 1977)
* John R. W. Gwynne-Timothy 'Western's first century' (London: University of Western Ontario, 1978)
* Ruth Davis Talman 'The beginnings and development of the University of Western Ontario, 1878-1924.' (MA Thesis, University of Western Ontario, 1925)
* James J. Talman 'Huron College 1863-1963' (London, University of Western Ontario, 1963)


External links

* [ The Official Website]
* [ Financial Aid Website]
* [ Housing and Residence Website]
* [ Special Needs Website]
* [ Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada profile]

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