Wilfrid Laurier University

Inspiring Lives

Everywhere you look, people are inspired to learn, lead and build lifelong relationships, to give their all and to give back. From staff who take pride in meaningful relationships with students, to faculty who include students in ground-breaking research – you’ll know and feel you belong here. Laurier is a close-knit community with a shared dedication to creating an environment that’s empowering for all.

No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that aims high and works hard. Out of all undergraduate students surveyed across Canada, Laurier student satisfaction is ranked the highest in the Maclean's University Rankings.

About Laurier

For more than 100 years, Laurier has been a premier destination for students who want to excel outside the classroom as much as they do inside it. Our strong partnerships with the regions we call home bring university learning to life. Through community placements, volunteering and local job opportunities, students are inspired to give back and make a difference.

Study in Waterloo

Laurier’s Waterloo campus is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The waterloo campus is tucked into about 1 city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot. 

With 2 universities and a college, Waterloo is a vibrant and student-friendly city full of entertainment options, cultural celebrations and a thriving tech sector.