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 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 more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. Brock’s incoming class grew by six per cent last year, and the school now has more than 19,000 students—including about 2,000 international students from 100 countries—studying across seven faculties in a culture that promotes experiential learning and community outreach. The school is located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the scenic Niagara region.

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 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
GAME: This degree/diploma program, offered collaboratively with Niagara College, teams students with industry and academic professionals, giving them the skills to create compelling video games.
• Sport Management: This bachelor’s 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.
• Business Administration, Co-op International Dual Degree: Graduates earn a bachelor of business administration from Brock as well as a second degree from a partner school in Ireland, Germany or France.

Cool Courses
Earth: The Dynamic Planet: An introduction to earth science theories, the geography and land-based culture of Indigenous peoples in northern Ontario, and how climate change impacts the evolution of our ecosystem.
• New Media Literacy: This course provides hands-on training in different skills and tools essential to working in new media environments.

Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 70%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 14,767 · Part-time: 2,288
Graduates: Full-time: 1,381 · Part-time: 352
international students: First-year: 6.9% · Graduate: 45.7%
Male-Female Ratio: 43 to 57
Residence Spaces
2,470 (approx. 2,100 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs
Double room with meals: $10,260 to $11,910 · Single room with meals: $11,060 to $12,710 · Double room without meals: $6,360 to $7,160 · Single room without meals: $7,160 to $7,960 · Apartment-style: $6,760 to $8,040

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