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 its research 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 94 per cent work-term placement rate. “Brock is known across the country for its student experience, highlighted by our academic quality, experiential education opportunities, outstanding student supports and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” says interim president Lynn Wells.

The school is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the scenic Niagara region. The Zone, the school’s fitness and recreation centre, reopened last year after a massive expansion that tripled its size. The new 308-bed Residence 8, which opened earlier this year, features single rooms and community lounges on each floor. Meanwhile, expansion is underway on a facility to house the new Brock-Niagara Validation, Prototyping and Manufacturing Institute, a collaborative hub connecting Brock with industry partners.

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Standout Programs
Nursing: Classroom learning is integrated with clinical practice, hospital placements and work in the community. Facilities include simulation and clinical labs.
Sport Management: This program incorporates field placements and internships, preparing students for sports industry careers. Strong graduate ties create networking and employment opportunities.
• Accounting Co-op: Students work in locations throughout Ontario, gaining 16 to 20 months of work experience and moving toward their CPA designations.

Cool Courses
Creating Healthy Communities: Human Mechanics: This new engineering course covers the invention of assistive devices such as robotics and exoskeletons.
• Introduction to Wines: Students learn about the world’s wine-producing regions, grape growing, fermentation and the sensory science used in evaluating wine.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 70%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 15,264 · Part-time: 2,418
Graduates: Full-time: 1,575 · Part-time: 314
International Students: First-year: 7.5% · Graduate: 41%
Male-Female Ratio: 43 to 57
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 2,328 (1,970 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room: $7,780 to $8,370 · Single room: $8,670 to $9,170 · Double room with meals: $13,120 to $13,620 · Single room with meals: $13,920 to $14,420 · Apartment-style: $7,970 to $9,250

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