Brock facts

Opened: 1964
The idea of a university in Niagara began to take hold with the initial efforts of the Allanburg Women’s Institute in 1957. By 1964, the University held its first classes in a local church and a former refrigerator factory.

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario. Canada
St. Catharines is a vibrant city of 132,000 people located in one of the most historic parts of Canada — the Niagara region.

Student population: 19,000+
Our school feels small enough to be intimate but big enough to be world-class and in-demand.

Alumni: 100,000+
More than 100,000 graduates have walked across the Convocation stage over the past half a century.

Programs: 130+
Brock University offers more than 70 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs in seven Faculties.

Faculty members: 600
Our faculty includes 12 3M Teaching Fellowship award winners and 12 Canada Research Chairs.

Employment: 6,000
There are approximately 6,000 full- and part-time employees working at Brock.

Residences: Eight
Our residences have nearly 2,800 beds and offer an incredible way to live in Niagara. We offer rooms and meal plans to meet student needs.

Awards and bursaries: $11.6 million
Each year, more than $11 million in awards and bursaries are made available to students through a wide variety of initiatives.