Brock University

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

Brock University students doing yoga

(Courtesy of Brock University)

Brock University looks to the future, offering a dynamic learning environment. In recent years, the school has expanded research activity and increased graduate offerings. 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 teach more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven faculties in a culture that promotes experiential learning and community outreach. The school draws international students from 100 countries. Brock’s huge co-op program places 2,000 to 2,500 students annually with more than 300 industry partners in the Niagara region and beyond, and enjoys a 98 per cent work-term placement rate—one of the highest in Canada. More than 90 per cent of co-op grads find work with a previous employer.

“Brock aims to support student success through excellence and leadership in teaching and learning, co-op and experiential education programs, research and scholarship, and community engagement,” says president Gervan Fearon. “Outstanding student experience is our key focus.” The school is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the scenic Niagara region. The Zone, the school’s fitness and recreation centre, is slated to reopen this year after a massive expansion that tripled its size. Other projects slated for completion this year include the new 308-bed Residence 8, renovations to existing DeCew Residence and renos at two dining halls.

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Standout Programs
Sport Management: This bachelor program incorporates field placements and internships, preparing students for sports industry careers. Strong alumni ties create networking and employment opportunities.
Oenology and Viticulture: The program offers a blend of scientific disciplines and practical skills along with exposure to the marketing and tourism side of the industry.
BBA in Marketing Intelligence and Insights: This bachelor of business administration program combines theory with practice. Content covers search engine marketing, social media marketing, market analysis and strategies to drive market results.

Cool Courses
Childhood, Youth and Society: This course dives into the historical, cross-cultural and sociological perspectives on the relationship between childhood, youth and society. Students will examine schools, communities, popular culture and government policy.
Augmented Reality Marketing: Students in this new course learn how AR can be used to design advertising campaigns, build brands and create enhanced customer experiences.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 70%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 15,469 · Part-time: 2,268
Graduates: Full-time: 1,597 · Part-time: 347
International Students: First-year: 7.7% · Graduate: 47.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 44 to 56
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 1,150 (2,470 last year with approx. 2,100 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $8,940 to $9,020

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