University of Lethbridge

Founded 1967 | Lethbridge, AB

The University of Lethbridge’s University Hall is surrounded by green hills that make it look like a ship on an emerald ocean—fitting for a school that is always charting new territory. With campuses in Lethbridge and downtown Calgary, the school has academics working in niche areas, and classes are small enough that undergrads can share in professors’ discoveries.

“ULethbridge is a very welcoming community,” says president Digvir Jayas. “I am very encouraged by the energy and enthusiasm I see throughout our campuses, including excited and engaged students who are making the most of their ULethbridge experience, and renowned faculty members and exceptional staff members, who are committed to creating a culture of support for students.”

Agility, a donor-funded initiative that supports experiential learning and career preparation through hands-on workshops, innovation zones equipped with cutting-edge tools, entrepreneurial supports, scholarships and research grants, is available to all students. Lethbridge has roots as a liberal arts university and fosters an impressive fine arts community. Students in the Dhillon School of Business have a high-tech trading centre and spacious team workspace on both campuses. Lethbridge is creating opportunities and support for Indigenous youth through a partnership with the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Mastercard Foundation. All students can take part in work-integrated learning opportunities that can be recorded and shared with future employers in the MyExperience Transcript.

Campus Buzz

Last year, the university opened several R.E.C. rooms (which stands for refresh, energize and connect), with activities like a giant chessboard, Jenga, puzzles and games tables. 

Standout Programs

• Education: This program offers 27 weeks of practical field experience in a range of school settings. Grads are qualified to teach at both the elementary and secondary level, and enjoy a high employment rate.

• Music: Students can choose a performance-

intensive music major with 24-hour access to practice studios, or a major in digital audio arts that combines music and technological creativity.

• Addictions Counselling: This program builds practical skills and theoretical knowledge, focusing on a range of addictive behaviours and intervention strategies. In fourth year, students complete two 13-week internships.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 65% | Science: 65% | Commerce: 65%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 6,515 | Part-time: 759

Graduates: Full-time: 569 | Part-time: 146

International Students: First-year: 12% | Graduate: 25.8%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 980 (442 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $8,428 to $9,118 | Single room with meals: $9,972 to $11,966 | Apartment-style: $6,976 to $11,528

Cool Courses

• Archaeological Field Work: Students learn about excavation techniques, documentation and the challenges of field research.

• Men’s Health: Taking a holistic perspective, the course presents the psychological, biomedical and socially constructed risk factors that can affect men’s health.

Student Life on Campus

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