Wilfrid Laurier University

Inspired.

For more than 100 years, Laurier has been a premier destination for students who want to excel inside and outside of the classroom. 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.

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 will know and feel you belong at Laurier. Laurier is a close-knit community with a shared dedication to creating an environment that is empowering for all.

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

Our Waterloo Campus

Laurier’s Waterloo campus is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Waterloo campus is tucked into 1 city block, so you are 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.