Laurentian University

country rank  50
world rank  1854

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University Overview

Founded in 1960, Laurentian University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Sudbury (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Ontario. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Algoma, Hearst, Barrie. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, Laurentian University (LU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Laurentian University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym LU
Founded 1960
Motto Emitte lucem et veritatem
Send forth Thy light and Thy truth
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address 935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury (population range: 50,000-249,999)
P3E 2C6 Ontario
T +1 (705) 675 1151
F +1 (705) 671 3833
Other locations Algoma, Hearst, Barrie

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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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 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury P3E 2C6
+1 (705) 675 1151
800 461 4030

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 400-499
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Laurentian University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)


  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie (AUFC)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018