Wilfrid Laurier University
About Wilfrid Laurier University
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
LEARNING WITH PURPOSE
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.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE TO REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS
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.