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Lakehead University

4.0 out of 5 (13 ratings / 10 reviews) Thunder Bay, Canada
Dynamic, modern, and highly learner-centred, we acknowledge all of our students as valued leaders of tomorrow, whose education and success are most paramount to our institution. Both campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia promise the total university experience: a blend of academic excellence and opportunity with a rich variety of social and recreational activities. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Highest chance for success - our students succeed academically, graduate on time and get jobs!
  • A transformative university education that teaches you how to think, not what to think!
  • Opportunities to study abroad and see the world through the Study Abroad program.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (6)
Engineering & Technology (6)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Medicine & Health (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Lakehead University was established on July 1, 1965.

Education

Our University is a comprehensive institution, which offers a broad range of degree and diploma programs within ten faculties.

Research

As a comprehensive and research-intensive university, Lakehead strives to nurture discovery, support innovation, and advance achievement. Through close collaboration with local and global communities, ideas put forth by our talented researchers and students have created meaningful impacts and led to the emergence of new companies and industries.

Career

  • One of your top reasons for pursuing a university education was probably to boost your chances of employment in an area of interest... and we want you to succeed!
  • Discover how you can apply for job opportunities and put your degree into practice. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
601
2020
601
2019
-
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
901
2019
901
2018
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
1254 -82
2020
1172 -53
2019
1119
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • Lakehead University is committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. As you transition to Lakehead, and throughout your degree, we have a wide range of services in place to help you. 
  • Our international advisors are here to give you one-on-one guidance in all the matters specific to you as an international student.

Housing services

  • Orillia Residence is a modern, 7 floor, smoke-free residence hall.  It is the preferred type of housing for Secondary School level students who are leaving home for the very first time and also for international and upper year students who enjoy community living and the stress-free convenience of being on campus.
  • Our environmentally-sustainable 240-bed residence features a unique modern design where each student will have their own single room either with a shared bathroom with only one other person or a single room with a private bathroom.
  • Each floor houses 40 single rooms, a laundry facility, kitchenette, and quiet study room. 

Library services

  • Lakehead University Libraries is an innovative organization that anticipates the requirements of the future while respecting the heritage of the past.
  • By providing exceptional services, collections and spaces, the Libraries shape the creation of knowledge, actively preserve and support culture, and transform learning and research.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Lakehead University's main campus is located in the City of Thunder Bay. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northwestern Ontario, the City of Thunder Bay is truly ‘superior by nature’. With a population of over 110,000 residents, Thunder Bay has all the amenities of a large centre combined with a small town charm and feel. 
  • Lakehead University’s Orillia campus is celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary. In 2006, the Lakehead experience was brought to Central Ontario’s beautiful cottage country in the City of Orillia.

Student clubs

The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) offers a wide-variety of services, clubs, jobs, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. It's the place to get involved, take action, and express your opinions.

Student Reviews

My insightful, imperfect Undergraduate University Experience
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My overall university experience studying at my current university was average; it had both negative and negative aspects. Some of the positives include the fact that we learned a wide variety of topics such as child psychology, adolescent psychology, abnormal psychology, psychology of personality, cognitive psychology, psychology of learning, loss and grief counseling,...

Visions are realised through the availability of the required resources.
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Actually, I have been offered admission by the Faculty of Humanities to study MA Sociology with specialisation in Social Justice Studies with CAD$5,000 entrance award and I am starting classes virtually from Ghana September 8, 2020. For the past few weeks, I have undergone series of orientations through Zoom with Lakehead International. I cannot wait to start my program....

Lakehead University: where you really get to know everyone
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lakehead University was very nice due to its small class sizes. You really get to know your peers and professors. I really enjoyed this aspect. This also made it easy to ask questions to your professors and get help. My professors all knew me by name which is nice. The one downfall of attending Lakehead University for me is that when applying to dental schools, I could not...

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