Incoming Class Survey

Each year about 290 new students join the Osgoode community. We survey each incoming class to monitor our success in attracting top talent across all dimensions of diversity. Here are this year’s results:

Age
Gender Identity
Racial / Ethnic Identity
Indigenous
Country of Birth
Parent(s) Country of Birth
Disability
Sexual Orientation
Grew Up in Low Income Household
Highest Level of Education Pre Law
First Generation University Student
First Generation Law Student

AGE

20-24

64%

25-29

22%

30-34

9%

35-39

2%

40-44

1%

45-49

<1%

50 and older

Did not answer

2%

GENDER IDENTITY

Gender Non-Conforming

2%

Intersex

Man

41%

Trans

1%

Two-Spirit

Woman

54%

Did not answer

2%

Other

<1%

RACIAL / ETHNIC IDENTITY

Black (including African, Afro-Caribbean, and African-Canadian descent)

10%

East Asian (including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese descent)

10%

Indigenous (including First Nations, Métis, Inuk/Inuit descent)

<1%

Latino (including Latin American, Hispanic descent)

1%

Middle Eastern, West Asian, North African, or Arab (including Afghan, Egyptian, Iranian, Lebanese, Turkish, Kurdish descent)

7%

Pacific Islander (including Micronesian, Melanesian, and Polynesian descent)

<1%

South Asian (including East Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Indo-Caribbean descent) [53 as only choice]

21%

Southeast Asian (including Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Thai, Indonesian, other Southeast Asian descent) [2 as only choice]

2%

White (European descent) [130 as only choice]

38%

Mixed (with at least one parent in one of the previous categories)

5%

Another racial or ethnic identity

3%

Did not answer

2%

INDIGENOUS

First Nations, Status Indian, Non-Status Indian

1%

Inuk (Inuit)

Métis

1%

No, not an Indigenous person

95%

Did not answer

3%

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Canada

70%

Other

Asia

70%

Central America

<1%

Eastern Africa

1%

Europe

3%

Middle East

3%

North America (excluding Canada)

4%

Northern Africa

<1%

Oceania

<1%

South America

1%

The Carribean

1%

Western Africa

<1%

Did not answer

4%

PARENT(S) COUNTRY OF BIRTH

Canada

38%

Asia

30%

Central America

<1%

Eastern Africa

1%

Europe

11%

Middle Africa

<1%

Middle East

2%

North America (excluding Canada)

2%

Northern Africa

1%

Oceania

<1%

South America

1%

Southern Africa

<1%

The Carribean

3%

Western Africa

2%

Did not answer

7%

DISABILITY

Yes

22%

No

69%

Did not answer

9%

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Asexual

1%

Bisexual or Pansexual

11%

Gay

4%

Heterosexual

67%

Lesbian

2%

Queer

3%

Questioning

2%

Other

1%

Did not answer

9%

GREW UP IN LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD

Yes

28%

No

59%

Did not answer

13%

HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION PRE LAW

Completed fewer than 2 years unviersity

1%

Completed 2 years university with no degree

Completed 3 years university with no degree

1%

Completed 3 years university with a degree

5%

Have a 4-year university degree

74%

Have a Master’s degree

16%

Other [includes Phd]

1%

Did not answer

2%

FIRST GENERATION UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Yes

32%

No

63%

Did not answer

5%

FIRST GENERATION LAW STUDENT

Yes

85%

No

12%

Did not answer

3%