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Wilfrid Laurier University: Admissions 2024, Fees, Ranking & Acceptance Rate

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About Wilfrid Laurier University

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Year of establishment1911
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Accepted Exams
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Male/Female Ratio1.26
Faculty/Student Ratio25
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 71 million
No.of Campuses5
Accommodation expenses6866 CAD for 1 sharing (UG),6866 CAD for 1 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses6398 CAD (UG),6398 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Can an average Indian student from tier 2 / tier 3 colleges of India join Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Yes, an average Indian student from Tier 2 or Tier 3 colleges can join Wilfrid Laurier University. International applicants must fill out Form-105 for international candidates at the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) in order to be considered for admission to Wilfrid Laurier University. The students will subsequently get an official email with their LORIS portal login information. The application must be finished and submitted using the LORIS site. The LORIS site is used for any future communications from the institution.

 

Q:   Can I study at Wilfrid Laurier University for free?

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Wilfrid Laurier University offers a range of scholarships and financial support options to international students every year. These are offered based on academic merit. Some of the scholarships are given as follows:

Name of ScholarshipValue/Coverage
Winter and Spring 2024 CAD 1,000 to CAD 4,000
Fall 2024 CAD 1,500 to CAD 6,000 
President's Gold Scholarship CAD 4,000
Lauriers Scholars AwardsCAD 40,000 for 4 years 
 

Q:   How much does Wilfrid Laurier University charge for international students?

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The Wilfrid Laurier University fees for international students is mentioned below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MBA/PGDM (1 course)

INR 32 L

BE/BTech (2 courses)

INR 15 L - 21 L

MIM (3 courses)

INR 12 L - 31 L

LLB (1 course)

INR 14 L

BBA (5 courses)

INR 17 L - 23 L

MS (4 courses)

INR 12 L

MA (1 course)

INR 12 L

BSc (2 courses)

INR 15 L

BA (1 course)

INR 15 L

BJMC (1 course)

INR 19 L

Executive MBA/PGDM (1 course)

INR 34 L

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Q:   Does Laurier give scholarships to international students?

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International students are eligible for Wilfrid Laurier University scholarships based on their merit. The below table includes some popular scholarships at Laurier University:

Scholarships

Amount

Entrance scholarship

INR 62.9 k – INR 3.8 L

(vary by admission average and intake)

President’s Gold entrance scholarship

INR 2.5 L (increasing to INR 3.8 L in fall 2024)

Laurier Scholars Award

INR 25.2 L over four years

Inspiring Lives Scholarships

NA

Upper Year Scholarships

INR 78.6 k to INR 94.3 k

 

Q:   What are the eligibility criteria for Indian students to avail scholarships at Wilfrid Laurier University?

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The eligibity criteria for indian students to avail scholarships at Wilfrid laurier University-
Academic Requirements- You must maintain a final admission average of 90% as of the beginning of July (for current Ontario high school applicants) or mid July (for all other applicants).
Annual Renewal Requirements- To receive the full scholarship amount, you must register in full-time studies (a minimum of 2.0 credits per term) in two terms in a single academic year (Laurier’s academic year is September to August). You must also maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 10.5.

 

Wilfrid Laurier University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :CAD 125 - 156
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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LORNeeded for few courses
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Fall30ᵗʰ Mar - 1ˢᵗ Aug 2024
Spring30ᵗʰ Apr 2024
Summer30ᵗʰ Aug 2024
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Q:   How to apply for a Canada visa?

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There are two ways to apply:
(a) Apply online: To apply online, you need a scanner or camera to make electronic copies of your papers that you may submit, as well as a working credit card to cover the application fee. At the local Visa Application Centre (VAC), a finger scan will still be requested of you. Keep in mind that if you submitted an online application, you would also need to visit the VFS offices to submit your passports and the receipt for your fee payment. The only difference between the processes would be the paperwork you need to provide to the VAC. 
(b) Apply on paper:  You are allowed to apply on paper only under 2 conditions:
If you have a disability that prevents you from applying online
If you possess an identity or travel document for a refugee, stateless, or a non-citizen.
Canada student visa fees is CAD 150.

 

Q:   Is Wilfrid Laurier University hard to get into?

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Wilfrid Laurier University acceptance rate for international students is around 73%, which means out of 100 applicants only 73 admitted. The moderately high acceptance rate makes the admission slightly competitive for international students. It is compulsory for students to score good marks in academics and get a qualifying GPA in high school.

 

Q:   How can I get admission in Wilfrid Laurier University?

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To get admission at Wilfrid Laurier University, students can submit their application online through OUAC. We have mentioned below the steps to apply for Wilfrid Laurier University admission 2024:

Step 1: Apply online through OUAC application

Step 2: Check your Gmail for further information

Step 3: Login to your application portal

Step 4: Complete your admission application by submitting all the documents

Step 5: Apply for an Entrance Bursary

Step 6: Watch for an Application Update

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Wilfrid Laurier University Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
BBA(5 courses)
INR 17 L - 23 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 - 90, PTE: 59 - 63
MS(5 courses)
INR 11 L - 12 L
Duration1 year-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 83 - 89, PTE: 59 - 60
MBA/PGDM(4 courses)
INR 12 L - 32 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 89 - 100, GMAT: 550 - 650
MIM(3 courses)
INR 12 L - 31 L
Duration12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 89 - 100, GMAT: 620 - 650
INR 34 L
Duration11 months
Exam AcceptedGMAT: 650 & Above, IELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 89 & Above
M.A.(1 course)
INR 12 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 89 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(2 courses)
INR 15 L - 22 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.A.(1 course)
INR 15 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.Sc.(2 courses)
INR 15 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
INR 19 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 83 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
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Q:   How much is the tuition fee in Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Fees for Undergraduate International Students:
Tuition fees range from $1,446.71 to $1,939.48 per 0.50 credit, depending on the program.
The estimated first-year expenses range from $29,000 to $34,000, including tuition fees, student fees, and living expenses.
Fees for Graduate Students:
Tuition fees for graduate programs range from $1,478.51 to $9,935.79 per 0.50 credit, depending on the program.
The estimated first-year expenses for graduate students range from $14,000 to $25,000, including tuition fees, student fees, and living expenses.

 

Q:   What are the language requirements for Wilfrid Laurier University?

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International students whose first language is not English must meet the below English language requirements:

English Language Tests

Minimum Score Required

Duolingo English Test

Minimum score of 120

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS Academic or IELTS Online score of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online core of 59 overall or higher

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

iBT (TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component.

 

PBT: 560 overall

 

Q:   What are the admission requirements for Wilfrid Laurier University?

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The Wilfrid Laurier University requirements for international students are mentioned below:

Wilfrid Laurier University UG Requirements

·      Must complete high school in a relevant discipline with a qualifying GPA

·      Submit your official transcripts

·      Meet the English language requirements

·      Provide additional test score of ACT or SAT

Wilfrid Laurier University PG Requirements

·      Four-year (honours) bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an approved university

·      Minimum of second-class honours, or B standing, or equivalent

·      Meet the English language requirements

·      A Resume outlining your academic and work experience

·      Submit an additional test score of GRE or GMAT

 

Wilfrid Laurier University Job Outcomes

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Q:   Can students apply for Part-time jobs while studying at Wilfrid laurier University?

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Yes, students can apply for part-time jobs while studying at Wilfrid Laurier University. The university offers on-campus summer and part-time job opportunities that are posted throughout the year by various departments.
Students can also explore employment opportunities through the Career Centre, which posts over 6,000 job postings for Laurier students and alumni each year.
The types of jobs posted include full-time, contract, and part-time positions.
Additionally, there are many job postings available for Wilfrid Laurier students on external job search websites such as Indeed.

 

Q:   How to get a part-time job while studying in Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Here are some ways to find a part-time job while studying at Wilfrid Laurier University:
Check the Jobs on Campus website: Wilfrid Laurier University posts on-campus summer and part-time job opportunities throughout the year on their Jobs on Campus website.
Look for job postings on the Career Opportunities website: Wilfrid Laurier University posts job opportunities on their Career Opportunities website. This includes summer and part-time opportunities on campus.
Check the Job Postings website: Part-time job advertisements are continuously sent to Wilfrid Laurier University's Career Services office throughout the year. 
Consider the Laurier Work-Study Program: The Laurier Work-Study Program (LWSP) is available for students who are in financial need and wish to work on a part-time basis with campus departments or faculty members.

 

Q:   How is the placement for MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Graduates holding a Master's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University earned an average salary of $81,000.

The overall placement rate (for both UG & PG) stood at 95.2%. The graduates of the MBA programme have secured positions in various industries, including finance, consulting, marketing, and technology from the university.

 

Wilfrid Laurier University Cost of Living

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Q:   How much does it cost to live on Wilfrid Laurier University campus?

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Here are some estimated costs for residence fees for the 2023/24 academic year:
Dormitory-style residences: Single or double dorm rooms costs between $7,332.08 and $9,192.20 annually.
Apartment-style residences: The cost of a single apartment ranges from $7,907.04 to $10,329.06 per year, while the cost of a double apartment ranges from $7,907.04 to $8,513.08 per year. The application for on-campus residence begins around April every year with a non-refundable deposit of CAD 600.

 

Wilfrid Laurier University Rankings 2024

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Q:   Which is the better university for MBA in Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University or Rotman School of Management?

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Both Wilfrid Laurier University and Rotman School of Management are highly regarded universities for MBA programs in Canada. In terms of reputation, Rotman School of Management is ranked higher than Wilfrid Laurier University in various MBA rankings. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics offers a full-time MBA program, a part-time alternate weekend MBA program, and an online MBA program, while The University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management offers a full-time MBA program, a part-time MBA program, and an executive MBA program.
The tuition fee for the full-time MBA programme at Wilfrid Laurier University is $68,000 for international students, whereas in Rotman School of Management, it is $92,500 for both domestic and international students. 

 

Q:   Which is better-Laurentian University or Wilfrid Laurier University?

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Below is the comparison between Laurentian University and Wilfrid Laurier University based on fee:

University Name

First-Year Tuition Fee*

Laurentian University

INR 7.8 Lacs - INR 21.8 lakh

Wilfrid Laurier University

INR 11.6 Lacs – INR 33.7 lakh

*The fee is taken from an unofficial source. Hence, is indicative.

 

Q:   What is the rank of Wilfrid Laurier University in the world?

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Here are some of the rankings for Wilfrid Laurier University:
US News Best Global Universities: Ranked 1271.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023: Ranked 501-550.
EduRank: Ranked 794th in the global 2023 rating.
University Guru: Ranked 35th among universities in Canada.
The university also got a ranking of 401-500 for it's Science Courses by ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings, in the year 2020.

 

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Q:   How many campuses does Wilfrid Laurier University have?

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Wilfrid Laurier university has two huge campuses in Brantford and Waterloo and two smaller campuses in Kitchener and Toronto. The Waterloo campus is the main and the biggest campus that houses the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the faculty members in music, arts, science, graduate studies and education. The Brantford Campus is home to the faculty members of human and social sciences and liberal arts. Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work is based in the Kitchener campus. Located on Exchange Tower's ground floor at King and York Streets, the Toronto campus offers a weekend MBA programme and offers a multi-functional space to host various events such as roundtables, receptions, poetry readings, workshops, seminars, etc. The university offers more than 100-degree programmes in an array of subjects such as accounts, anthropology, applied sciences, archaeology, social science, sciences, business, computer science, arts, economics, communication, journalism, law, philosophy, mathematics, political science, social work, psychology, etc.

 
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The tuition fees at Wilfrid Laurier University vary depending on the programme and level of study. On average, undergraduate tuition fees for domestic students range from approximately $7,500 to $10,000 per year, while international students can expect to pay between $25,000 and $35,000 per year.

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The Wilfrid Laurier application fee for international students is mentioned below:

Program Type

Application Fee

Undergraduate Programs

CAD 80 or INR 5k

General Graduate Studies (non-degree studies), Diploma in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy

CAD 100 or INR 6.3k

Diploma in Border Strategies, Countering Crime, Emergency Management, National Security, Public Safety GIS and Data Analytics

CAD 120 or INR 7.5k

Master of Music Therapy, Management (MSc and PhD), Management Analytics (MSc), Master of Finance/Master of Science in Management Analytics

CAD 130 or INR 8.2k

Master of Applied Computing, Business Administration, Finance (domestic applicant), Social Work (Master and PhD)

CAD 150 or INR 9.4k

Master of Finance (International applicant)

CAD 225 or INR 14.1k

All other Master and PhD programs

CAD 125 or INR 7.9k

(CAD 1 = INR 62.87)

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Wilfrid Laurier University MBA is well regarded for its focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and strong ties to the business community. The university has a good reputation and is known for its supportive environment for students. The Lazaridis MBA programme offers students the chance

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International students whose native language is not English, must submit IELTS score to meet the English language requirements. The below table includes the minimum IELTS score required for admission at Laurier University:

English Language Tests

Minimum Score Required

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

IELTS Academic or IELTS Online score of 6.5 or higher, with a minimum of 6.0 in each band

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Chandra Shekhar

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The below table includes the complete first year Laurier University MBA fees for international students:

Fees components

Amount

Tuition & fees

INR 32,04,861

Hostel & Meals

INR 8,13,481

Insurance

INR 46,365

Total

INR 40,64,707

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