Brock University

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

Brock University students

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 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 teach more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs across seven faculties in a culture that promotes experiential learning and community outreach. The number of first-year applicants who made Brock their first choice grew by 12 per cent last year, and the school draws international students from 100 countries. The school is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the scenic Niagara region. The fitness and recreation centre, the Zone, is undergoing a massive expansion that will triple its size upon completion this fall. Construction has also begun on a $40-million, 300-bed, six-storey residence building.

Brock’s huge co-op program places more than 2,500 students annually with roughly 300 industry partners, 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 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.”

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Standout Programs
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.
Nursing: Classroom learning is integrated with clinical practice, hospital placements and work in the community. Facilities include simulation and clinical labs.
Co-op Accounting: Students prepare to obtain a public accounting licence. Students gain 16 to 20 months of practical work experience and move toward a CPA designation in various locations throughout Ontario.

Cool Courses
The Game Industry Business: Students get an overview of the computer/video gaming business and how to market within it.
Young Offenders and Youth Justice: Using multidisciplinary perspectives, students gain an understanding of youth legal conflicts by analyzing factors such as unemployment, race, sexuality and media constructions.

$7,214 (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 72%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 14,922 · Part-time: 2,304
Graduates: Full-time: 1,435 · Part-time: 333
International Students: First-year: 6.8% · Graduate: 45.6%
Male-Female Ratio: 43 to 57
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 2,470 (approx. 2,100 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $11,440 to $12,840 · Single room with meals: $12,240 to $13,640
Double room without meals: $6,940 to $7,740 · Single room without meals: $7,740 to $8,540 · Apartment-style: $7,340 to $8,620

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