2020 Student Life Summit

Welcome to Laurier


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.
At Wilfrid Laurier University, community is at the core of who we are and what we do. Students feel welcome here and find their place. Everywhere you look, people are inspired to learn, lead and build lifelong relationships, to give their all and to give back.
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 aims high and works hard. Out of all undergraduate students surveyed across Canada, Laurier student satisfaction is ranked the highest in the Maclean's University Rankings.
Experience Laurier through the eyes our students.

By the Numbers
Enrollment 16,000
Faculty 456
City Population 530,000
University Founded in 1911
Laurier is ranked #1 in its category nationally for residence living and extracurricular activities (Maclean's University Rankings).
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