Wilfrid Laurier University: Narrative Description

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75 University Ave.
West Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5
Tel: (519)884-1970; Admissions: (519)884-0710; Fax: (519)884-8826; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wlu.ca/

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 40-acre urban campus with easy access to Toronto. Total enrollment: 12,296. Faculty: 724 (329 full-time, 395 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 26,046 applied, 57% were admitted. Full-time: 9,569 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,684 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 14 provinces and territories, 60 other countries, 7% 25 or older. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Waterloo. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview, audition for music programs, SAT I. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $85 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $938.20 per course part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4690 full-time, $1,876 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time. College room and board: $4500. College room only: $2600. International student tuition: $9379 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 62 open to all. Most popular organizations: Water Buffaloes, TAMIAE, Ski Club, Musicians' Network, Laurier Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: First-Year Students' Orientation, Boar's Head Dinner, Homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Wilfrid Laurier University Library with 580,000 books and 4,500 serials. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

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