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; as it is a bilingual institution, 33 of those 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. “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. With that kind of support, it’s not surprising that 96 per cent of grads are employed within six months of completing their studies. The Student Centre features study and recreation spots, pop-up shops, 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. 

Standout Programs

• Sports Administration: This program offers a strong foundation in sport theory, business training and practical experience; includes a four- to eight-month internship with leading sports organizations.

• Engineering: Each of three programs—chemical, mechanical and mining—offers specialized labs, small classes, capstone projects, competitions, co-op and employer recruitment events.

• Orthophonie: This speech-language pathology program, offered only in French, takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human communication disorders, including stuttering and child development disorders.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,250 ($7,615 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

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

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 5,335 | Part-time: 1,729

Graduates: Full-time: 642 | Part-time: 354

International Students: First-year: 3.5% | Graduate: 30%

Male-Female Ratio: 37 to 63

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $9,635 to $12,743

Single room with meals: $10,899 to $14,266

Apartment-style: $7,475 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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