Laurentian University

Laurentian University | Sudbury, Ont. | Founded 1960

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 170 programs; as it is a bilingual institution, more than 800 course sections 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 $63-million modernization project has renovated classrooms, labs and residences. The Cliff Fielding Research, Innovation and Engineering Building, opened in 2018, 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. Earlier this year, Laurentian filed for creditor protection and is working to resolve its financial situation. 

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Standout Programs
Architecture: Students learn to design with a focus on climate, culture and using sustainable materials. Co-op, competitions, international travel and community design projects help develop skills.
Equity, Diversity and Human Rights: This multidisciplinary program prepares students for a range of careers, including labour law, education, policy analysis, social work, human resources and advocacy services.
• Nursing: This program provides a broad foundation and features a state-of-the-art clinical learning lab. Laboratory and clinical learning experiences begin in year one.

Cool Courses
Underground Mining Methods: Topics include mining methods and sequences to maintain production and safety standards.
• Scientific Inquiry and Crime Scene Investigation: Study the relevance of physical evidence and how stages of the investigation connect to data collected at a crime scene.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 72% · Science: 72% · Commerce: 72% · Engineering: 75%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 6,196 · Part-time: 1,756
Graduates: Full-time: 645 · Part-time: 380
International Students: First-year: 4.5% · Graduate: 24.7%
Male-female Ratio: 40 to 60
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 1,046 (1,622 last year with 550 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $8,025 to $11,086 · Single room without meals: $6,510 to $8,097 ·
Apartment-style: $8,097 to $9,104

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