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Join us at Laurier

Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Laurier — including the fact that Laurier is the No. 1 comprehensive university in Canada for student satisfaction — but we've gathered the top 10 reasons below.

1: Tradition of Excellence

For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence and for preparing students to succeed after they graduate. 97% of our 2015 graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies.

2: Tight-Knit Community

At Laurier, we’ve developed a powerful support structure to make sure that you have a fulfilling, safe and successful university experience. From academic support to health and wellness, we have an array of services to help you achieve your personal, academic and professional goals.

3: Real-World Experience

Laurier’s business co-op program was one of the first offered in Ontario and it's now the largest business degree co-op program in Canada. Co-op provides you with the opportunity to integrate your academic learning with practical experience, gain marketable skills, earn money, try out new jobs and expand your network of mentors and potential employers.

4: Our Students Get Involved

Laurier has one of the nation’s most active student unions, with more than 200 student-led clubs and associations with 3,250 members. We're also the number one university in the world for student and alumni volunteerism, according to LinkedIn.

5: Award-Winning Faculty

At Laurier, you'll learn from some of Canada’s leading and award-winning faculty. They are leaders, innovators and trendsetters in their areas of expertise.

6: Changemaker Campus

Laurier is only the second university in Canada to qualify for the prestigious designation from Ashoka U. This signifies that we are a global leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation education.

7: Unique Programs and Academic Choices

Laurier continues to produce innovative programs and offer academic options to prepare you for your future career. New for 2016/17: BA Policing (online), BA Work and Employment, BDes User Experience Design, BMus Community Music.

8: International Experiences

Laurier has partnered with universities around the world, in 25 different countries to be exact, to offer exchange programs just for you.

9: Increased Scholarships

Entrance scholarships have been increased to help you with the costs of attending university. Laurier also has numerous opportunities for additional scholarships in years two through four and five.

10: Entrepreneurship Opportunities

No matter which academic program you choose, you can immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship at Laurier. Bring your ideas to life through our LaunchPad program, where we're inspiring Canada’s next generation of successful entrepreneurs.

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Love of the Game

Every year, half of our student body participates in our award-winning intramural program. We have over 653 intramural teams across 56 divisions.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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