Laurentian University

Founded 1960 | Sudbury, ON

Laurentian University serves its region and beyond with strengths in stressed watershed systems, rural and northern health, particle astrophysics, sustainable mining, engineering and environmental remediation. Located on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Laurentian offers more than 100 programs.

The school is bilingual, and 33 programs and hundreds of course selections are offered in French. “Laurentian provides a truly unique student experience with our tricultural and bilingual environment,” says interim president Sheila Embleton (Lynn Wells assumes the role in April). “With small class sizes, rewarding research opportunities and a welcoming environment, we are driven to help students realize their potential.”

Even at the undergraduate level, students can take advantage of research opportunities at a number of on-campus research centres, such as the Mineral Exploration Research Centre. Many graduates maintain close ties to the school, offering learning and mentorship opportunities. It’s not surprising that 93.6 per cent of grads are employed within six months of completing their studies, and 96.4 per cent are employed within two years. The Student Centre features study and recreation spots, pop-up shops, a games room and a dental hygienist. Only an eight-minute drive from downtown, the university is surrounded by five lakes, a boreal forest and nature trails. Students can enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a nearby beach in the warm weather and ice rinks in the winter. 

Campus Buzz

Laurentian students can now enjoy a reclaimed trail behind the school’s environmental research centre. A student-led group worked with the local Indigenous community to develop 25 plant identification signs along the trail. 

Standout Programs

• Mining: Offerings range from ecology, engineering and management to Indigenous relations, occupational safety and remediation. Laurentian’s location in a major mining area provides students with opportunities through industry partnerships and mining-related activity.

• Education: Students have the option to study concurrently, completing an undergrad degree and a B.Ed. in five years.

• Indigenous Minors: Students can enhance their degree with an Indigenous focus through two minors: an Anishnaabemowin land-based immersion minor or an interdisciplinary minor that draws on history, sociology, anthropology and more.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,266 ($7,696 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 72% | Science: 72% | Commerce: 72% | Engineering: 75%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 4,873 | Part-time: 1,736

Graduates: Full-time: 753 | Part-time: 349

International Students: First-year: 4.8% | Graduate: 41.8%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,220 (550 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $8,957 to $12,895 | Single room with meals: $10,094 to $14,418 | Apartment-style: $6,738 to $9,846

Cool Courses

• Indigenous Ways of Learning: This education course gives students the knowledge and tools needed for equity-based teaching in schools.

• Design Studio II: Focusing on designing for place, architecture students build ice-skating huts for nearby Lake Ramsey.

Student Life on Campus

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