April 26, 2021Print | PDF
Wilfrid Laurier University is among the top six per cent of universities worldwide according to the Center for World University Rankings, which ranks 19,788 universities according to their quality of education and faculty, alumni employment and research performance.
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The top 2,000 universities were ranked in the centre’s Global 2,000 List, which was published on April 26, 2021. Laurier ranked 1,182 of 19,788.
The Center for World University Rankings publishes the largest academic rankings of global universities and uses objective indicators, rather than surveys or university-supplied data, to rank the schools relative to their size.
Quality of education is measured by the number of alumni who have won major academic distinctions; alumni employment is measured by the number of alumni who have held top executive positions at the world’s top 2,000 public companies; quality of faculty is measured by the number of faculty members who have won major academic distinctions; and research performance is measured by the total number of research papers, the number of papers appearing in top-tier journals and highly influential journals, and the number of highly cited research papers.
Laurier consistently ranks high in national rankings for student experience, student career services, residence living, course instructors, student life staff, administrative staff, academic advising staff, experiential learning and extracurricular activities.
Laurier is a mid-sized university that offers students big opportunities, all with a small community feel. Laurier is a place where people are inspired to learn, lead, and build lifelong relationships; to give their all and to give back. The university’s commitment to academic excellence ensures our graduates are ready for whatever challenges the future brings and are ready to leave their mark on the world. In Laurier’s campus and local communities and our global community, Laurier builds meaningful connections that have a lasting impact. Laurier is a community that inspires a world of difference. Find out more at wlu.ca.