15,896
Students
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Wilfrid Laurier University is a Comprehensive institution located in Waterloo, ON, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3C5
Canada
Contact Phone: 519-884-1970

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Canadian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Music Therapy Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Intercultural/multicultural And Diversity Studies Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Community Psychology Checkmark
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Experimental Psychology Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
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Economics Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24,597
Applied
17,219
Accepted
15,896
Enrolled
70%

Applying

120
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition for music programs

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen May 1st May 25th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer May 1st Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,214
In-province
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Fees

964
Full-time student fees
8,047
Room & board
4,641
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Student Body

15,896
Total undergrad students

Gender

Male (41.71%)
Female (58.29%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
First-Year Students' Orientation, Year End Celebration and Homecoming

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Habitat for Humanity of WLU, Laurier Musical Theatre, East Meets West, Laurier SOS and Laurier Ski and Snowboarding Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark Checkmark No
Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

25:1
Student-Faculty Ratio