Admissions Survey

    Class Entering in Fall of 2019

    GENDER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Man 41% 43%
    Woman 56% 55%
    Transgender <1% <1%
    Gender non-conforming 2% NA-
    Choose not to answer 1% 1%

    LANGUAGE MOST COMFORTABLE

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    English 94% 94%
    French <1% 1%
    Other 5% 4%
    Choose not to answer 1% 1%

    MARITAL STATUS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Single 82% 91%
    Married 9% 4%
    Common Law / Other 6% 2%
    Choose not to answer 3% 3%

    DEPENDENTS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    No Dependents 91% 92%
    Sole support of child/children 1% NA
    Shared support of child/children 5% 2%
    Sole support of adult <1% 3%
    Shared support of adult <1% 3%
    Choose not to answer 3% 3%

    SEXUAL OR GENDER IDENTITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Heterosexual 78% 79%
    Gay 5% 3%
    Lesbian 2% <1%
    Bisexual 9% 9%
    Transsexual NA NA
    Questioning 1% <1%
    Choose not to answer 5% 8%

    CITIZENSHIP STATUS

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Canadian Citizen 92% 92%
    Permanent Resident 5% 2%
    Student Visa 2% 2%
    Other NA 1%
    Choose not to answer 1% 2%

    COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Canada 68% 69%
    Other 29% 26%
    Choose not to answer 3% 5%

    MOTHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Canada 40% 38%
    Other 53% 52%
    Choose not to answer 8% 10%

    FATHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Canada 39% 38%
    Other 53% 52%
    Choose not to answer 8% 10%

    LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY PARENTS WHEN ATTENDING SECONDARY SCHOOL

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    English 64% 62%
    French 1% 2%
    Other 32% 33%
    Choose not to answer 3% 3%

    GREW UP IN RURAL OR URBAN REGION

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Rural 15% 9%
    Urban 84% 87%
    Choose not to answer 1% 3%

    LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD OR COMMUNITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Yes 28% 25%
    No 57% 65%
    Choose not to answer 15% 10%

    IMPAIRMENT, HANDICAP, DISABILITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Yes 15% 11%
    No 78% 82%
    Other NA NA
    Choose not to answer 7% 7%

    INDIGENOUS PERSON

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    First Nations, Status Indian, Non-Status Indian 1% 2%
    Métis 1% NA
    No, not an Indigenous person 96% 95%
    Choose not to answer 2% 2%

    ETHNICITY

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Arab 1% 1%
    Black 8% 8%
    Chinese 10% 11%
    Filipino 2% 1%
    Inuit NA NA
    Japanese NA NA
    Korean 2% 1%
    Non-White Latin American (including Indigenous persons from Central and South America) 2% 4%
    South Asian/West Indian (e.g., Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Guyanese, Trinidadian, Sri Lankan, East Africa) 13% 13%
    South East Asia (e.g., Burmese, Cambodian/Kampuchean, Laotian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian) 1% 1%
    Non-White West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Lebanese, Afghan) 4% 3%
    White 49% 47%
    Choose not to answer 7% 9%

    RELIGION (EVEN IF NOT PRACTICING)

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Christian 32% 31%
    Buddhist 1% 2%
    Hindu 3% 3%
    Jewish 10% 9%
    Muslim 7% 9%
    Sikh 3% 3%
    No religion 37% 32%
    Other NA NA
    Choose not to answer 8% 10%

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Factor(s) Discussed Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Equity 39% 33%
    Career/Life Achievements 34% 25%
    Performance Considerations 28% 24%
    Diversity 44% 38%
    Choose not to answer 27% 35%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION – MOTHER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Did not complete High School 8% 6%
    High School diploma or equivalent 15% 12%
    Trades certificate 2% 3%
    Community college/CEGEP/business or technical institute 8% 9%
    Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc … ) 28% 33%
    Bachelor of Laws 7% 4%
    Master’s Degree (MA, MSc … ) 13% 12%
    Master of Laws <1% 1%
    Doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc … ) 4% 3%
    Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine 5% 6%
    Do not know 1% 3%
    Other 4% 2%
    Choose not to answer 5% 6%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION – FATHER

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Did not complete High School 6% 6%
    High School diploma or equivalent 16% 14%
    Trades certificate 5% 3%
    Community college/CEGEP/business or technical institute 8% 13%
    Bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc … ) 33% 28%
    Bachelor of Laws 3% 2%
    Master’s Degree (MA, MSc … ) 8% 10%
    Master of Laws <1% 1%
    Doctorate (PhD, EdD, DSc … ) 3% 2%
    Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine 4% 5%
    Do not know 4% 4%
    Other 2% 2%
    Choose not to answer 6% 9%

    HIGHEST LEVEL OF POST-SECONDARY UPON ENTERING LAW SCHOOL

    Description Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    Completed fewer than 2 years 1% 1%
    Completed 2 years with no degree NA <1%
    Completed 3 years with no degree NA NA
    Completed 3 years with a degree 5% 5%
    Have a 4 year degree 78% 76%
    Have a Master’s degree 15% 12%
    PhD <1% 3%
    Other 2% 3%
    Choose not to answer

    AGE IN YEARS

    Class Entering 2019 Class Entering 2018
    20 to 24 58% 68%
    25 to 29 24% 20%
    30 to 34 9% 5%
    35 to 39 3% 2%
    40 to 44 <1% <1%
    45 to 49 <1% <1%
    50 to 54 <1% NA
    55 to 59 NA NA
    60+ NA NA
    No Response 5% 4%

    STUDENT’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Region Class Entering 2019
    Asia 11%
    Central America and the Caribbean <1%
    Europe 6%
    Middle East, North Africa, Greater Arabia 7%
    South America 1%
    Sub-Saharan Africa 2%
    North America
    (Canada 69%)
    70%
    I choose not to answer 3%

    MOTHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Region Class Entering 2019
    Asia 20%
    Central America and the Caribbean 5%
    Europe 13%
    Middle East, North Africa, Greater Arabia 7%
    South America 2%
    Sub-Saharan Africa 4%
    North America
    (Canada 40%)
    42%
    I choose not to answer 7%

    FATHER’S COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    Region Class Entering 2019
    Asia 22%
    Central America and the Caribbean 4%
    Europe 11%
    Middle East, North Africa, Greater Arabia 6%
    South America 3%
    Sub-Saharan Africa 4%
    North America
    (Canada 39%)
    42%
    I choose not to answer 8%