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 is responsive to a rapidly changing global landscape while staying true to its core identity,” says president Robert Haché. “We are forming the next generation of global leaders, while responding to the needs of our local communities. As a tricultural and bilingual institution, we are proud to share our unique voice with the world.”

Many graduates maintain close ties to the school, offering learning and mentorship opportunities. A modernization project worth $63 million has renovated classrooms, labs and residences. The Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building houses engineering labs and a collaborative research hub. The new Student Centre features study and recreation spots, pop-up shops, a lounge area, 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. Last year, Laurentian filed for creditor protection and is continuing efforts to resolve its financial issues.

Standout Programs

• Earth Sciences: Study Earth’s evolution, geochemical systems and tectonics. Harness opportunities for research, fieldwork and summer employment.

• Kinesiology: Prepare for various careers by studying the science behind movement, including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and ergonomics.

• Indigenous Social Work: Gain the knowledge, skills and experience—including Anishnaabe traditional teaching and practices—to work effectively with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Field placements are included.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

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

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 6,326 · Part-time: 1,901

Graduates: Full-time: 715 · Part-time: 383

International Students: First-year: 4.9%

Graduate: 26.6%

Male-female Ratio: 37 to 63

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $9,363 to $12,380

Single room with meals: $10,590 to $13,859

Apartment-style: $7,260 to $9,376

Cool Courses

• Human Development and Physical Activity: Study human biological growth and maturation in the context of physical activity and performance.

• Advanced Outdoor Expedition: Travel to remote locations and build the skills to plan and lead wilderness expeditions.

Student Life on Campus

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