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Experience Laurier Waterloo

Laurier's Waterloo campus is home to more than 18,800 undergraduate and graduate students but spans just one large city block. On this close-knit campus you're steps away from classes, residence and campus amenities. You’re also right at the centre of a city known for its student-friendly design, thriving tech sector and diverse food and entertainment options.

Whether you're preparing for co-op interviews, studying with friends or cheering on the Golden Hawks at University Stadium, Laurier Waterloo offers the whole university experience and becomes your home away from home.

Discover Laurier Waterloo for Yourself

Learn your way around campus and find out the best places to eat, sleep and study using one of our three campus tour options:

Degrees Designed for Impact

Prep for med school with a degree in Health Sciences or Kinesiology. Equip yourself to lead an organization through our Business Administration program. Nurture the next generation by adding a Teaching Option to your degree. And so (so, so so!). Much. More.

From Arts and Music to Science and Business, our Waterloo campus offers our most diverse selection of programs designed to empower you to be a creative and strategic leader.

Apply Now

You've done your research, picked your program(s) and are excited to find your place in the Laurier community. Now it's time to apply! Submit your application through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2024 for Ontario high school students and April 1, 2024 for everyone else.

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The Full Student Experience You've Been Looking For

At Laurier, you'll experience first-hand what it means to be inspired together - to look out for one another, lead the way in meaningful change, and create spaces where everyone gets to show up as their best self. Here are some of our students’ favourite ways to enjoy their university experience on our Waterloo campus:

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Unrivaled Residence Life

Res-life at Laurier offers a wide variety of ways to build your university fam and own your independence through social events, leadership roles, and group study sessions.

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Renowned Research Centres

The majority of Laurier’s 23 research centres call Waterloo home, giving you extensive opportunities to broaden your experience and enhance your resumé.

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Countless Clubs and Teams

Over 300 clubs, teams and associations on campus make it easy to find peers with similar interests, passions and skills...or try something totally new to you!


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ranked top 5 of Canada's best small cities*
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*according to World's Best Cities rankings (2022)

Best of the City

Kitchener-Waterloo (KW) is part of Waterloo Region, Canada's fastest-growing tech scene. As a pillar of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, the second-biggest tech hub in North America, KW is known for dreaming up new ideas and bringing to life the next big innovation. Home to young go-getter entrepreneurs and industry pros alike, you'll find companies like Communitech, Shopify, Google, Oracle, Vidyard, and Igloo within the region (and always on the lookout for their next high-quality recruit)!

Favourite Campus Spots

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“Waterloo is truly a student city, full of friendly and helpful people.”
Sashini Kothalawalage, third year international student


Our Waterloo campus is located in the thriving, culturally diverse community of Kitchener-Waterloo (KW), located one hour west of Toronto with a population of about 365,000.

With two universities and a college, this university town is a vibrant and student-friendly city with plenty of off-campus housing, entertainment, dining and recreational opportunities. And a new light rail transit system makes it easier than ever to get around. In KW, you can study, live and play without compromise.


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