Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading university in Canada with a global reputation for academic excellence. It adopts a holistic approach to higher education by blending innovative programs with opportunities for practical and professional experience beyond the classroom. Laurier graduates leave equipped with the skills they need to make their mark in the world and to succeed as professionals and academics. The university offers over 80 traditional and innovative undergraduate programs across nine different faculties on two campuses, in Brantford and Waterloo, Ontario. The campuses are within an hour's drive of each other and are close to other major Canadian cities, as well as the United States.
Laurier's Brantford campus is also home to the Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program, an academic English program for future Laurier students who don't meet the English language proficiency requirements of their program.
Students consistently rate Laurier number one in Canada for student satisfaction due to the university's culture of holistic learning and community focus. Laurier is a fantastically welcoming institution where students are able to actively contribute to university and community life through hundreds of societies, teams and associations. International students are central to the university's community, with more than a thousand international students from over 80 countries welcomed each year, in addition to students in all faculties being able to go on exchange to 25 countries around the world. This knowledge and cultural exchange, as well as the life-changing relationships that students build during their time at Laurier, contribute to the university's success in being ranked top in the country for student satisfaction, student life, extracurricular activities and residence living.