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Brock University

Brock University | St. Catharines, Ont. | Founded 1964

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The Brock Badgers University mens rugby team practice in the morning on the west grounds playing field on campus at Brock University. Photograph by Cole Garside

Named for Sir Isaac Brock, a hero from Canada’s past, Brock University offers a dynamic environment fixated on the future. Brock’s 21st-century transformation has launched expanded research activity and increased graduate offerings. New world-class infrastructure includes the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Almost 600 faculty—many from among the latest generation of scholars—teach 72 undergraduate and nearly 50 master’s and Ph.D. programs. More than 18,000 students study across seven faculties in a culture that promotes experiential learning and community outreach. Brock’s huge co-op program places more than 2,150 students annually and enjoys a 98 per cent work-term placement rate—one of the highest in Canada. More than 95 per cent of co-op grads find employment with a previous employer. “Brock graduates earn national respect in our key disciplinary themes such as health and well-being,” says interim president Tom Traves, “but the fact is all of our programs are fused by a common obsession for experience and excellence. Brock is the right size, in the right location, with the right programs.”

READ: Check out Brock through the eyes of a student

Standout Programs

Sport Management: This bachelor program incorporates fieldwork experience, preparing students for sport industry careers including management, marketing, PR, and facility and event management. Many grads go on to work for professional sports leagues or major international sporting events.

•  Oenology and Viticulture: This B.Sc. program offers a comprehensive scientific education combined with hands-on and industrial experience, plus exposure to marketing, tourism and wine appreciation; includes co-op terms in vineyards and wineries.

•  Accounting: Fully accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, this bachelor program combines academic and work terms over four and a half years. Students work in a wide variety of locations throughout Ontario; grads have extremely high job placement rates.

Cool Courses

Cardiorespiratory and Environmental Exercise Physiology: Examines cardiovascular and respiratory systems in relation to exercise, training and health; topics include exercise and the immune response, and studies in human endurance.

Power, Politics and Policy in Sports: Race, national identity, gender, disability, doping, violence and more all come into play in this examination of sports policy.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Arts: 70%
Science: 70%
Commerce: 82.4%
$7,265 1st & 2nd year: 94.1
3rd & 4th year: 35.3
Undergraduates: 16,813
2,475 (2,200 reserved for first years) Graduation: 74.4%
Retention: 87.6%

More schools: Carleton University; McMaster University; Ryerson University; Niagara College; University of Guelph




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