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Wilfrid Laurier University

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Established in 1911, the Wilfrid Laurier University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Waterloo (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Ontario. This institution also has a branch campus in Brantford. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 112-year-old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WLU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Wilfrid Laurier University's Control Typepublic


Wilfrid Laurier University's Entity Typenon-profit


Wilfrid Laurier University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Wilfrid Laurier University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Acronym WLU
Founded 1911
Motto Veritas Omnia Vincit
Truth conquers all
Colours Purple and gold
Mascot The Golden Hawk

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University Location

Address 75 University Avenue West
N2L 3C5 Ontario
Wilfrid Laurier University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Wilfrid Laurier University Phone Number +1 (519) 884 1970 Ext 3385
Wilfrid Laurier University Fax Number +1 (519) 747 2106
Other locations Brantford

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Wilfrid Laurier University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Wilfrid Laurier University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Wilfrid Laurier University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Wilfrid Laurier University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Wilfrid Laurier University's admission information.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Wilfrid Laurier University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Wilfrid Laurier University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Wilfrid Laurier University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Wilfrid Laurier University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Admission Office Admission Office

75 University Avenue West
Waterloo N2L 3C5
(519) 884 1970

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Wilfrid Laurier University.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Wilfrid Laurier University has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).

Wilfrid Laurier University's Control Type Control Type

Wilfrid Laurier University is a public higher education institution.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Entity Type Entity Type

Wilfrid Laurier University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Wilfrid Laurier University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Wilfrid Laurier University's main facilities:

Wilfrid Laurier University's Library University Library

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Wilfrid Laurier University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Wilfrid Laurier University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Wilfrid Laurier University's main services:

Wilfrid Laurier University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Wilfrid Laurier University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Wilfrid Laurier University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Wilfrid Laurier University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Wilfrid Laurier University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Wilfrid Laurier University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Wilfrid Laurier University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Video Presentation

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