Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University may be traced back to 1911, when the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary was founded in Waterloo. In 1973, Waterloo Lutheran University was renamed Wilfrid Laurier University in honor of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada's seventh Prime Minister. Today, the university offers over 100 degree programs in fields such as accounting, anthropology, applied sciences, archaeology, social science, sciences, business, computer science, arts, economics, communication, journalism, law, philosophy, mathematics, political science, social work, psychology, and others.

Cost of attendance

The average annual cost of attendance for Undergraduate Programs is 1,486,537 INR / Year, and the cost of attendance for Post Graduate Programs is roughly 808,476 INR / Year for overseas students. The amount may vary depending on the course chosen, the type of lodging, and the candidate's personal spending habits.


All students, including international students, can live on campus at WLU. To facilitate easy access, all residence buildings are placed on or near the college campus. On-campus housing options include dormitory-style residences on the Waterloo campus and apartment-style residences on both the Brantford and Waterloo campuses. On-campus housing costs between $6,601 to $9,299. The typical off-campus cost of living in Canada for a student ranges from 15,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD, depending on lifestyle and preferences. This varies from province to province in Canada.

Acceptance rate

The Laurier family includes almost 20000 students, including 977 international students. WLU is one of Canada's fastest growing universities. The institute is not overly selective, with an admittance rate of 89 percent.


The institution has two large campuses in Brantford and Waterloo, as well as two smaller ones in Kitchener and Toronto. The Waterloo campus is the primary and largest campus, and it is home to the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, as well as faculties of music, arts, science, graduate studies, and education. The colleges of human and social sciences, as well as liberal arts, are housed on the Brantford Campus. The Kitchener campus is home to the Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work. The Toronto location, located on the ground level of Exchange Tower at King and York Streets, offers a weekend MBA program as well as a multi-functional space to organize various events such as roundtables, receptions, poetry readings, workshops, seminars, and so on.


Wilfrid Laurier University has received accreditation for 13 of its co-operative education programs from Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.

Jobs and Placement

The university's Career Center assists students in their search for internships and placements. Every year, it organises over 800 workshops to help students with resumes, cover letters, and networking. Within a year of graduation, 97.5 percent of the class of 2020 graduates had secured employment or career objectives. Every year, 1,000 employers recruit students from the university's campus. The Career Centre posts about 6,300 co-op positions for students each year. The average salary of a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate is $119k.

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