Wilfrid Laurier University

About Wilfrid Laurier University


Laurier’s two biggest campuses are in Waterloo and Brantford, but we also have a Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener and a weekend MBA program in Toronto.

All our campuses and locations are about an hour’s drive (or less!) away from Toronto, Canada’s biggest city.

We’re Number 1

  • #1: most sustainable campus in Ontario (2017, Corporate Knights)
  • #1: national ranking in “student career services” (CERIC), the highest score among Canadian postsecondary institutions with most impressive career services models.
  • #1: national ranking in “satisfaction with decision to attend Laurier” (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, Maclean’s)
  • #1: national ranking in “residence living” and “extracurricular activities” (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, Maclean’s)
  • #1: national ranking in “course instructors” (2020, Maclean’s)
  • #1: national ranking in “student life staff” and “administrative staff” (2020, 2019, 2018, Maclean’s)
  • #1: Laurier has the largest business degree co-op program in Canada

Co-op and Employment Facts

  • 98%: graduates from 2018 who have secure employment or undertook postgraduate studies after graduation
  • 900: employers who recruit co-op students at Laurier every year
  • 4,900: co-op jobs posted every year
  • 99.8%: employment rate for Business and Economics co-op in 2018/19
  • 800+: events and workshops held at Laurier’s Career Centre every year


Our programs provide a broad spectrum of traditional and innovative learning across arts and social sciences, business and economics, music, science, social work and education. Ultimately, they reflect a common purpose: Laurier’s determination to address global social, health and environmental problems and advance creative pursuits.

Our world faces complex challenges; Laurier graduates are ready to tackle them.


In-class learning is only part of the educational equation. Putting knowledge to work in the world is a hallmark of the Laurier experience. Experiential learning opportunities such as co-op work terms and community service are purposefully designed to help students relate what they learn in the classroom to what they experience outside of it. As a result, Laurier students graduate with both the theory and skills needed to succeed in the world that awaits them after university.

It’s about forming a foundation of service that our students continue long after graduation.