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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 20, 2014
Canadian Excellence


Laurier Facts and Figures

Mailing Address: 75 University Ave. W., Waterloo, ON CAN N2L 3C5

Date established: 1911

President: Dr. Max Blouw 

Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Work, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Education

Motto: Veritas Omnia Vincit (Truth Conquers All)

Full-time undergraduate students: 13, 120
Full-time graduate students: 781

Part-time students: 1, 541

Tuition (2008-2009): $

BBA Tuition (2008-2009): $5,270/year

Laurier by the numbers:

1st in Ontario to offer business co-op (we’re the first English-language university in Canada to offer business co-op, too). Ours is also the biggest business co-op program in the country.

1:23 is  Laurier's faculty to student ratio

2 Laurier grads played on the 2006 Olympic gold medal-winning women’s hockey team.

7 National titles have been won in varsity sports since 2000

23 Provincial titles have been won in Varsity sports since 2000

70 Institutions in 26 countries have exchange agreements with Laurier.

77 is the number of buildings at our Waterloo campus; most within one city block. Our Brantford campus has eighteen buildings.

80.4% is our graduation rate, one of the best in the province.

82.1% is the average entering grade of 2009 first-year class (Waterloo campus)

88.6% of Laurier’s Faculty have PhDs

97.7% of Laurier grads have jobs within six months of graduation.

100 student campus clubs operate at Laurier’s main campus in Waterloo.

486 is the number of full-time faculty members and librarians at Laurier

2011 is the year we’ll celebrate our 100th anniversary as an institution.

2,900 spaces are available in our 19 residences in Waterloo.

7,000 Laurier students took part in intramural activities in 2007-2008, in 16 sports.

70,000 alumni are members of the WLU Alumni Association; they're found in 85 countries.