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Wilfrid Laurier University - Waterloo campus

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School ID: SU010003
Rank: 852
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Applied number: 5
  • #1: most sustainable campus in Ontario (2017, Corporate Knights)
  • #1: Laurier has the largest business degree co-op program in Canada


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General description

Laurier traces its roots to the opening of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo more than 100 years ago in 1911. We’ve gone through several changes since then, and in 1973 our name changed from Waterloo Lutheran University to Wilfrid Laurier University. In 1999, we opened our campus in Brantford. In 2018, the Ontario government announced final approval for Laurier to establish a campus in Milton in partnership with Conestoga College.

Laurier is a remarkable university with a long tradition of inspiring lives of leadership and purpose. You will see these words on our signs, read them in our publications and hear them on our campuses. These words are much more than merely a slogan or a marketing device. They are the foundation of our university identity, and they have been a central part of who we are as a university for more than 100 years. The essence of inspiring lives of leadership and purpose comes directly from our people: a strong and supportive sense of community, highly engaged students, and the enthusiastic commitment of our highly talented faculty and staff.

Why choose Waterloo campus

Of Laurier’s 19,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 16,000 are enrolled at our Waterloo campus, which trades on the energy from the thriving, tech-savvy Region of Waterloo. Faculties in Arts, Music, Science, Education, Graduate Studies and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics are based here. Laurier is a leading force in research among Canadian universities, and many of our research centres and institutes are housed here.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year $CAD 21,434
Cost of Living/Year $CAD 11,000
Application Fee $CAD 0
Estimated Total/Year $CAD 32,434

Main majors

  • Accounting
  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Politics


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