The City of St. Catharines — home to Brock University — is situated in the heart of Niagara.
With a population of approximately 130,000, St. Catharines is a friendly, mid-sized community that is within easy reach of major cities such as Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York.
The local community offers a wealth of entertainment, recreational and cultural activities. St. Catharines provides Brock students with all the advantages of a prosperous urban centre located in a safe, inviting and affordable community.
The Niagara Region has a strong public and private sector transportation infrastructure which includes bus and rail links to Toronto and Buffalo. Busing within the region includes links from the campus to surrounding communities, and a St. Catharines bus pass is included with each student’s registration package. On-campus parking is available with the purchase of a parking pass. Two international airports and two regional airports are within an hour’s drive.
This all comes together to make St. Catharines a wonderful and affordable place to live, work and study!
The following expenses reflect the average estimate of costs per year for a single person living in St. Catharines (typically 3 terms per academic year). The Niagara Region has one of the lowest costs of living in Ontario.
|Housing costs (room or one bedroom apartment)||$6,000 – $8,000|
|Books and supplies (varies by course and program)||$750 – $1,000|
|Food and personal items||$5,000 – $6,400|
|Telephone/cable/internet||$750 – $1,000|
|Clothing||$300 – $700|
|Transportation||$200 – $700|
|Miscellaneous (i.e. medicine, eyeglasses, entertainment)||$2,000 – $2,200|
|TOTAL||$15,000 – $20,000|