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Join us at Laurier

Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Laurier students love their school. Their energy and passion for this institution has created a campus community like no other. There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Laurier for your education, but here are 10 of our favourites.

#1 in Student Satisfaction

Maclean’s magazine asked, and our students answered. Out of all the undergraduate students surveyed across Canada, Laurier students rated their student satisfaction the highest of all universities in our category in both the 2017 and 2018 Maclean's Rankings of Canadian Universities.

Supportive Community

We’ve developed a powerful support structure to make sure that you have a fulfilling, safe and successful university experience. From academic support to health and wellness, we have an array of services to help you achieve your personal, academic and professional goals.

Real-World Experience

We have the largest business degree co-op program in Canada and the program was the first to be offered in Ontario. More than 50 of our 75 programs are eligible for co-op. Choosing co-op is a great way to clarify your career goals before graduation. It's also a useful strategy in making valuable contacts to boost your advantage in future job searches.

Our Students Get Involved

Laurier has one of the nation’s most active student unions, with more than 230 student-led clubs and associations with 4,600 members. We are also the no. 1 university in the world for student and alumni volunteerism, according to the 2015 LinkedIn University Rankings.

Award-Winning Faculty

At Laurier, you'll learn from some of Canada’s leading and award-winning faculty. Our faculty are leaders, innovators and trendsetters in their areas of expertise. Laurier's approach to experiential learning means you'll be learning outside of the classroom as well. While your academic achievements will be tracked on your transcript, your extracurricular activities will be tracked on your experience record.

Changemaker Campus

Laurier is only the second university in Canada to qualify for the prestigious "Changemaker Campus" designation from Ashoka U. This signifies that we are a global leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation education.

Relevant Programs and Academic Choices

Design your degree with our innovative programs and academic options that will prepare you for your future career. New for 2017: a Bachelor of Science in Data Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies and Career Development, and specializations in Forensic Psychology and Psychology and Neuroscience.

International Experiences

Laurier has partnered with universities around the world, in 25 different countries to be exact, so that you can internationalize your degree through exchange terms, field courses and studying abroad.

Tradition of Excellence

For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence and preparing students to succeed after they graduate. 98.7% of our 2016 graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

No matter which academic program you choose, you can immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship at Laurier. Bring your ideas to life through our LaunchPad program, where we're inspiring Canada’s next generation of successful entrepreneurs.

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Love of the Game

Every year, half of our student body participates in our award-winning intramural program. We have over 700 intramural teams across 64 divisions.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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