Wilfrid Laurier University: Statistics

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#855 of 14,131 In the World
#267 of 2,597 In North America
#31 of 101 In Canada
#13 of 24 In Ontario
#2 of 2 In Waterloo
#120 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 95 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
19,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
wlu.ca
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
67%*

* Wilfrid Laurier University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April; May-August)
Enrollment19,000
Full time employee700
Student:staff ratio27:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
10,731
Citations
280,116

Wilfrid Laurier University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,659 / 64,482
Psychology
2,118 / 68,878
Business
1,693 / 73,214
Medicine
1,527 / 39,279
Economics
1,247 / 25,713
Environmental Science
1,180 / 41,515
Sociology
931 / 25,938
Computer Science
862 / 29,072
Biology
846 / 25,929
Mathematics
834 / 19,706
Social Psychology
816 / 37,879
Engineering
815 / 26,883
Political Science
792 / 6,262
Art & Design
678 / 8,376
Chemistry
671 / 23,267
Physics
539 / 14,724
Child Psychology
432 / 13,333
History
429 / 617
Demography
400 / 8,840
Gender Studies
334 / 4,615
Geography and Cartography
331 / 5,134
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
328 / 7,689
Investment Banking and Stock trading
310 / 6,540
Materials Science
304 / 8,885
Communications and Public Relations
298 / 9,560
Finance
276 / 6,621
Ecology
258 / 8,237
Environmental Management
254 / 14,505
Law
246 / 2,054
Physical Therapy
223 / 4,044
Development Studies
219 / 3,770
Cognitive Science
219 / 4,670
Creative Writing
217 / 3,912
Marketing
197 / 28,596
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
191 / 383
Philosophy
189 / 546
Public Policy / Administration
179 / 2,774
Art History
176 / 150
Clinical Psychology
169 / 6,274
Healthcare Management (MHA)
167 / 3,481

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 80 315
1992 106 432
1993 112 474
1994 140 646
1995 132 706
1996 128 824
1997 140 870
1998 143 1162
1999 158 1394
2000 186 1573
2001 177 2034
2002 195 2487
2003 239 3023
2004 276 3770
2005 332 5225
2006 376 6296
2007 398 7724
2008 481 9744
2009 529 11418
2010 521 13889
2011 566 16006
2012 503 18000
2013 567 20348
2014 690 23276
2015 774 23956
2016 723 23004
2017 600 23477
2018 702 23536
2019 688 27299
2020 743 31889
2021 705 36870

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $6,250$6,250
International students $13,750$8,750

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences +++

Wilfrid Laurier University alumni

  1. Keegan Connor Tracy

    Keegan Connor Tracy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    voice actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Keegan Connor Tracy is a Canadian actress and author. She is best known for her roles as Audrey Malone in the Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000), the Blue Fairy in the ABC fantasy drama series Once Upon a Time (2011–18), Miss Blaire Watson in the A&E drama series Bates Motel (2013–16), and Professor Lipson in the Syfy fantasy series The Magicians (2016–2020). Tracy's other notable work includes roles on the television series Jake 2.0, The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych, and Battlestar Galactica.

  2. John Morris

    John Morris
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    John C. Morris is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medallist from Canmore, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until April 24, 2013. Morris, author of the book Fit to Curl, is the son of Maureen and Earle Morris, inventor of the "Stabilizer" curling broom. Morris grew up in Gloucester, Ontario (now part of Ottawa) and at the age of five began curling at the Navy Curling Club.

  3. Shad

    Shad
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    rappersinger
    Biography

    Shadrach Kabango, better known as Shad or Shad K, is a Canadian rapper and broadcaster. He has released six studio albums since 2005. Four of his albums have been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, and he won a Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2011. In 2013, CBC Music named Shad the second-greatest Canadian rapper of all time. Shad hosted Q on CBC Radio One from 2015 to 2016 and hosts the International Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution (2016–present) on HBO Canada and Netflix.

  4. Rod Phillips

    Rod Phillips
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Wilfrid Laurier University
    1988-1992 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    businesspersonbusiness executivepolitician
    Biography

    Rod Phillips is a Canadian businessman and former politician who sat as the member of Provincial Parliament for of Ajax from 2018 to 2022. A member of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party, Phillips served as Ontario's minister of the environment, conservation and parks from 2018 to 2019, minister of finance from 2019 to 2020, and minister of long-term care from 2021 to 2022.

General info

Alternative names WLU
Founded 1911
Accreditation Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario
Motto Veritas Omnia Vincit
Truth conquers all
Colors purple, gold
Academic structure Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Music
Faculty of Social Work
Faculty of International Affairs
Faculty of Business and Economics
Affiliations and memberships 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)

Location and Contacts

Address 75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3C5
Canada
City population 105,000
Phone +1 (519) 884 1970 Ext 3385
Fax +1 (519) 747 2106

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