Wilfrid Laurier University has been known for academic excellence for more than 107 years. But in-class learning is only part of the equation. Putting knowledge to work in the real world is a hallmark of the Laurier experience, and it’s something employers value in our graduates. Co-op work terms, work-study programs, and community service-learning opportunities are designed to help our students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they experience outside of it.
Our students graduate with experience that prepares them for success throughout their lives.
No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that knows how to aim high, work hard, and take advantage of some truly amazing opportunities to make a difference.
Ask any of our 100,000+ graduates and they’ll tell you that their experience at Laurier helped to shape the people they are today.
They are Laurier. Now it’s your turn.
Whether you study in Brantford, Waterloo or Milton, our programs are designed to put you in charge of your university career.
You can combine majors and minors, pursue a double degree, enter a joint program with another institution, or enhance your degree with an option – or not. Your education is yours to shape.
A university education is a big investment, so take some time to get to know the resources that will make an investment in you.
We'll work side-by-side with you to maximize the support you get, either through scholarships, awards, government loans or bursaries.
If all your learning is getting done in class, you’re not at Laurier.
Volunteer work, campus clubs, studying abroad, co-op work experience, and even intramural sports – they’re all an integral part of how we extend the classroom into the real world.
Chances are, you’ve never applied to university before. (And if you’re a graduate student, well, you probably haven’t applied to grad school.)
We know that applying to university can be an overwhelming experience, so we created admissions toolkits to help you through the process – but don't be shy: contact us and ask us whatever you want.
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