Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Laurier

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Laurier students love their school, no matter where they’re learning: at home or on campus. Their energy and passion for this institution has created a friendly and inspiring community like no other.

There are a lot of reasons why you should choose Laurier for your education, but here are 10 of our favourites.

Our Student Community

You probably already know this about Laurier, but we are all about creating community that supports and inspires. In a word? Our students are amazing! They find ways to show they care about each other, their university, and their community. We’ve got years of undergraduate surveys giving us top marks for student satisfaction to prove it (Maclean's Rankings of Canadian Universities). And don’t forget our award-winning course instructors, and exceptional student life and administrative staff. Laurier’s hundreds of extracurricular activities and comfortable residence living deserve plenty of praise too.

We Take Care of You

We’ve developed a powerful support structure so you can 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.

We Go Beyond the Classroom

Your education goes beyond textbooks and the lecture hall. In-class education and hands-on learning experiences combined make you a stand-out graduate. Experiential learning opportunities are available in all of our programs to make sure you graduate with real and relevant experience. And more than two thirds of our programs are available with co-op

Our Students Get Involved

Community is at the heart of everything that happens at Laurier. Our students know how to have fun while also giving back to their communities around them, both on and off campus. Students are giving back through community partnerships with Waterloo and Brantford organizations. And we have one of Canada's most active student unions, with more than 270 student-led clubs and 6,000 students participating. 

Award-Winning Faculty

Laurier has a proud reputation for instructional excellence and for creating engaging learning environments. Our innovative spaces promote exceptional student experiences. Our instructors have been recognized for their dedication, engagement and passion for teaching through a number of high-profile awards at institutional, provincial, national and international levels.

Changemaker Campus

As a "Changemaker Campus," Laurier is a recognized global leader in social entrepreneurship and social innovation education. Laurier was only the second university in Canada to qualify for this prestigious designation, given to us by Ashoka U.

Innovative Programs and Academic Choices

Design your degree with our innovative programs and academic options that create a personal reflection of your career goals. You'll pair academic knowledge with experiential learning opportunities that are captured on your Laurier experience record. You can use your experience record when applying to jobs. It's a resource to help you show employers you have the skills they want and need.

International Experiences

Internationalize your degree by enhancing your international and intercultural skills, around the world or right at home. Just a few of the many options include an international exchange or a short-term course abroad, when the world reopens again. Then on campus, Laurier's Intercultural Certificate can help you connect with diverse cultures and thrive in a globally diverse world.

Tradition of Excellence

For more than a century, Laurier has been known for academic excellence and preparing students to succeed after they graduate. 95.3% of our 2020 graduates secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies. We share a deep commitment to research within a culture that supports and celebrates teaching excellence. It’s what allows our instructors to engage and inspire tomorrow’s leaders in classes that tackle big ideas but are small enough for faculty to know your name.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

No matter which academic program you choose, you can immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship at Laurier. Gain skills, connect with mentors and take advantage of dedicated spaces and programs that will help you turn your dreams into reality.