Admissions Survey

    Class Entering in Fall of 2020

    GENDER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Man 41% 38%
    Woman 56% 58%
    Transgender <1% 1%
    Gender non-conforming 2% 1%
    Choose not to answer 1% 1%

    LANGUAGE MOST COMFORTABLE

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    English 94% 96%
    French <1% 0%
    Other 5% 1%
    Choose not to answer 1% 2%

    MARITAL STATUS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Single 82% 89%
    Married 9% 5%
    Common Law / Other 6% 4%
    Choose not to answer 3% 3%

    DEPENDENTS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    No Dependents 91% 92%
    Sole support of child/children 1% 1%
    Shared support of child/children 5% 2%
    Sole support of adult <1% 0%
    Shared support of adult <1% 1%
    Choose not to answer 3% 3%

    SEXUAL OR GENDER IDENTITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Heterosexual 78% 76%
    Gay 5% 3%
    Lesbian 2% 1%
    Bisexual 9% 11%
    Transsexual NA 1%
    Questioning 1% 0%
    Choose not to answer 5% 9%

    CITIZENSHIP STATUS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Canadian Citizen 92% 92%
    Permanent Resident 5% 3%
    Student Visa 2% 3%
    Choose not to answer 1% 2%

    COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Canada 68% 71%
    Other 29% 27%
    Choose not to answer 3% 2%

    MOTHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Canada 40% 40%
    Other 53% 56%
    Choose not to answer 8% 4%

    FATHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Canada 39% 36%
    Other 53% 57%
    Choose not to answer 8% 7%

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY PARENTS WHEN ATTENDING SECONDARY SCHOOL

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    English 64% 63%
    French 1% 1%
    Other 32% 34%
    Choose not to answer 3% 2%

    GREW UP IN RURAL OR URBAN REGION

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Rural 15% 17%
    Urban 84% 80%
    Choose not to answer 1% 3%

    LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD OR COMMUNITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Yes 28% 23%
    No 57% 66%
    Choose not to answer 15% 11%

    IMPAIRMENT, HANDICAP, DISABILITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Yes 15% 16%
    No 78% 78%
    Choose not to answer 7% 6%

    INDIGENOUS PERSON

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    First Nations, Status Indian, Non-Status Indian 1% 2%
    Métis 1% 1%
    No, not an Indigenous person 96% 94%
    Choose not to answer 2% 3%

    ETHNICITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Arab 1% 4%
    Black 8% 6%
    Chinese 10% 10%
    Filipino 2% 1%
    Japanese NA 1%
    Korean 2% 2%
    Non-White Latin American (including Indigenous persons from Central and South America) 2% 3%
    Non-White West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Lebanese, Afghan) 4% 5%
    South Asian/West Indian (e.g., Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Guyanese, Trinidadian, Sri Lankan, East Africa) 13% 15%
    South East Asia (e.g., Burmese, Cambodian/Kampuchean, Laotian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian) 1% 3%
    White 49% 59%
    Choose not to answer 7% 6%

    RELIGION (EVEN IF NOT PRACTICING)

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Christian 32% 28%
    Buddhist 1% 2%
    Hindu 3% 5%
    Jewish 10% 10%
    Muslim 7% 8%
    Sikh 3% 4%
    No religion 37% 34%
    Other NA NA
    Choose not to answer 8% 9%

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Factor(s) Discussed Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Equity 39% 37%
    Career/Life Achievements 34% 26%
    Performance Considerations 28% 19%
    Diversity 44% 46%
    Choose not to answer 27% 33%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION – MOTHER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Did not complete High School 8% 8%
    High School diploma or equivalent 15% 13%
    Trades certificate 2% 4%
    Community college/CEGEP/business or technical institute 8% 6%
    Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc … ) 28% 28%
    Bachelor of Laws 7% 3%
    Master’s Degree (MA, MSc … ) 13% 19%
    Master of Laws <1% 0%
    Doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc … ) 4% 5%
    Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine 5% 4%
    Do not know 1% 2%
    Other 4% 0%
    Choose not to answer 5% 6%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION – FATHER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Did not complete High School 6% 5%
    High School diploma or equivalent 16% 19%
    Trades certificate 5% 2%
    Community college/CEGEP/business or technical institute 8% 11%
    Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc … ) 33% 27%
    Bachelor of Laws 3% 3%
    Master’s Degree (MA, MSc … ) 8% 14%
    Master of Laws <1% 1%
    Doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc … ) 3% 3%
    Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine 4% 3%
    Do not know 4% 3%
    Other 2% 0%
    Choose not to answer 6% 9%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF POST-SECONDARY UPON ENTERING LAW SCHOOL

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    Completed fewer than 2 years 1% 1%
    Completed 2 years with no degree 0% 0%
    Completed 3 years with no degree 0% 2%
    Completed 3 years with a degree 5% 4%
    Have a 4 year degree 78% 71%
    Have a Master’s degree 15% 17%
    PhD <1% 1%
    Other 2% 0%
    Choose not to answer

    AGE IN YEARS

    Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2020
    20 to 24 58% 62%
    25 to 29 24% 23%
    30 to 34 9% 9%
    35 to 39 3% 2%
    40 to 44 <1% 1%
    45 to 49 <1% 0%
    50 to 54 <1% 0%
    55 to 59 0% 0%
    60+ 0% 0%
    No Response 5% 2%