High school students continue to choose Brock

The top-ranked Brock experience continues to be highly popular among Ontario’s high school students, who are once again making Brock their university of choice.

The deadline for Ontario high school students to accept their admission offers has now passed and this year saw Brock outpace the provincewide increase in these applicants.

Confirmations are also strong among international students, mature students and those transferring from other universities and colleges.

Brock is on pace to welcome nearly 4,000 new Badgers this fall — one of the largest incoming undergraduate classes in the University’s history — maintaining total enrolment at more than 19,000. Growth was experienced across programs and Faculties, with notable increases in Nursing and Concurrent Education.

Brock paused its mask requirement and vaccine mandate on July 4 and is planning for a full return to campus in September.

“I’m thrilled that so many students have chosen to pursue an exceptional post-secondary education at Brock,” says Interim President and Vice-Chancellor Lynn Wells. “After multiple years of pandemic-related restrictions and uncertainty, we’re excited to be able to offer the full on-campus experience for students this fall — something the entire Brock community is looking forward to.”

The lifting of public health restrictions has enabled prospective students to visit Brock’s campus for tours, and for the recruitment team to once again hit the road visiting prospective students and their supporters across Canada and around the world.

“Brock is well known amongst high school students for its highly-ranked student experience and its commitment to supporting students, so it’s no surprise that they continue to choose Brock in increasing numbers,” says Matthew Melnyk, Director of Student Recruitment. “We can’t wait to welcome these new members of the Badger family for the full campus experience this September.”

Working with University Marketing and Communications, the Student Recruitment team is using new and creative marketing strategies with trending digital platforms like TikTok and Spotify, leveraging location- and interest-based targeting, and partnering with social media influencers to ensure as many prospective students as possible have the opportunity to learn about Brock.

Brock has been ranked first among all comprehensive universities in Canada for its mental health supports by Maclean’s magazine for four straight years, and last year ranked first in Ontario and third in the country for student satisfaction.

Earlier this year, Brock’s Kinesiology and Sport Management programs were ranked among the Top 100 in the world and among the Top 9 in Canada in the QS University World Rankings.

Incoming students are encouraged to learn more about starting at Brock via the University’s Smart Start program.

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