Lakehead University

country rank  36
world rank  1111

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University Overview

Founded in 1965, Lakehead University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Thunder Bay (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ontario. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, Lakehead University (LU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Lakehead University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym LU
Founded 1965 Origins date back to 1946
Motto Ad Augusta per Angusta
Achievement through Effort
Colours Royal blue and gold

University Location

Address 955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay (population range: 50,000-249,999)
P7B 5E1 Ontario
T +1 (807) 343 8110
F +1 (807) 343 8023

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Lakehead University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • University of the Arctic (UArctic)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
  • Association of University Forestry Schools of Canada (AUFSC)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019