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Laurentian University

  • Public University, Estd 1960
  • Greater Sudbury, Ontario
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University Highlights

  • 6,522 undergraduate and 506 graduate students
  • Approximately 577 international students
  • An acceptance rate of 70%
  • About 33 departments
  • A 95% post-graduation employment rate
  • More than 40% of the programs are offered in both French and English
  • Over 175 programs at graduate, undergraduate, and doctorate levels
  • 59 French-language undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 1,800+ Francophone students
  • One campus and five residences
  • Residence facility is guaranteed for first-year students

University at a Glance

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Located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Laurentian University is a mid-sized bilingual Canadian public university. Incorporated in 1960, the university also goes by Université Laurentienne or LU. On top of being a primarily undergraduate university, the university is the largest bilingual provider of distance education in the country. Laurentian has affiliations with:

  • Universities Canada 
  • International Association of Universities
  • Council of Ontario Universities
  • Canadian Virtual University
  • Ontario Network of Women in Engineering
  • U Sports
  • Canadian University Press
  • Ontario University Athletics
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education

LU currently hosts 6,522 undergraduate and 506 graduate students. Among them, approximately 577 are international while over 1,800 are Francophone students. These students can choose from over 175 programs at graduate, undergraduate, and doctorate levels. The university also offers 59 French-language undergraduate and graduate programs. These courses fall under the following five faculties:

  • Faculty of:
    • Arts
    • Education
    • Health
    • Management
    • Science, Engineering, and Architecture

Université Laurentienne’s only campus features high-quality infrastructure and offers excellent academic, residential, and recreational facilities. Students can reside in one of the five halls on the campus grounds. The Equity, Diversity and Human Rights Office on-campus serves all the members of the university’s community. Laurentian offers numerous recreational facilities like swimming lessons, school field trips, and youth and aquatic programmes on-campus. Besides, it provides opportunities to participate in sports such as soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, golf, and lacrosse. Students can also join numerous clubs. In addition, the university offers its students the following services:

  • Support:
    • Accessibility
    • Indigenous student affairs
    • Career and employment
    • Counselling
    • Health
    • Security
  • Campus services:
    • Dining
    • Parking
    • Bookstore
    • Printing
    • Speech and Language Clinic
  • Culture and lifestyle:
    • International student affairs
    • Indigenous student affairs
    • Student associations
    • Francophone affairs
    • Study abroad

Laurentian University offers job and internship assistance to its students. Cooperative education is available for the students. The university has a career and business administration office. This office provides students with on-campus jobs, internship opportunities, career fairs, and workshops. LU has created a strong alumni base through its holistic education and student services. Some of the noteworthy alumni include Ashley Kirwan, Kirk Petroski, Leo Gerard, François Chartrand, and Susan Irving.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Needed for few courses
LOR: Needed for all courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of English language proficiency: Required


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On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus accommodation to its students in five residence halls.

  • University College Residence: 
    • Traditional dormitory-style
    • Accommodates 240 students
  • Single Student Residence:
    • Accommodations for 387 students
    • Four- to six-person apartments
  • West Residence:
    • 55 furnished self-contained apartments
    • Accommodates 223 students
    • Available for upper year-students
  • East Residence:
    • 62 furnished self-contained apartments
    • Accommodates 236 students
    • Available for upper year-students
  • Mature Student Residence:
    • 128 self-contained unfurnished apartments
    • For upper-year students
    • One-bedroom apartment-style living
  • Huntington University Residence:
    • Accommodates 162 students
    • 21 single and 68 double rooms
    • Mandatory meal plan
  • Amenities include:
    • Free Internet
    • Common areas
    • Study lounges
    • TV rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Photocopying
    • Kitchen and laundry facilities
    • Games room
    • Vending machines
    • ATM
    • Convenience store
    • Health services
    • Exercise room
    • Movie room
    • Secured buildings with 24/7 staff
    • Marché-style dining experience



Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    935 Ramsey Lake Rd. Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
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