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Lake Superior State University

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Lake Superior State University is a personal, small-town university that provides a superior blend of liberal and technical studies in the natural setting on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


The Aquatic Research Laboratory provides LSSU students with valuable learning experiences through classroom, research, and employment opportunities to prepare them for the next step in their career.

  • Nearly a dozen LSSU classes in multiple departments use ARL equipment and facilities to provide experiential learning
  • Numerous LSSU students conduct research in conjunction with the ARL annually
  • The ARL employs approximately 10 students annually, which provides them with hands-on experience in aquatic ecology research, fisheries management, and fish culture


LSSU ARL researchers, in collaboration with other universities and state, tribal, and federal agencies from the U.S. and Canada, conduct research to better understand and manage aquatic ecosystems within the Great Lakes region. LSSU students gain experience in numerous biological fields, including fish culture, aquatic ecology, fisheries management, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and ecotoxicology.


Students at LSSU have more opportunities than students at bigger campuses for making a difference. Lake State offers the opportunity to really work closely with senior administration and staff in extracurricular activities. 

The mission of Career Development is to help all students develop their full potential by promoting their academic, personal and career success. As an integral part of the educational and advising process, we assist students in developing self-assessment, career awareness, determination of a major course of study, the choice of a career direction or pursuit of graduate education, and job search skills.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Sure, when you’re at LSSU – things can seem a little overwhelming at times. Therefore staying informed about what’s happening on campus is often the first piece of the puzzle on your journey toward getting organized, getting involved and creating your Laker Legacy.

Our office is here to help you to formulate your path to getting involved. We do suggest that you take some time and see what all there is to offer, as you may discover aspects about yourself that you haven’t explored yet. There is so much uncharted territory as you begin your journey, so let us help you.

Housing services

We strive to create an atmosphere that values diversity, leadership development, civic engagement, and social and cultural interaction. Because as a student, it is our hope that you not only seek out these opportunities but develop them, as well. Involvement on campus provides the perfect path for creating these opportunities and the Campus Life Office is here to guide you.

Most of all, we believe everyone has the potential to be a leader, so whether you come here with a great deal of experience or a desire to tap your potential. We are here for you – through involvement on campus since you will have the chance to hone your skills and develop new ones.

Library services

The LSSU Library empowers the campus and community by providing quality personalized information and educational services and creates an active learning environment that embraces the sifting and winnowing of ideas in order to provide for lifelong learning.

Medical services

Counseling Services is located on the corner of Easterday and Meridian, next door to the Health CARE Center. Entry is through our front door into our lobby; visitors are welcome to exit through our side door.

Student Life

Campus life

The 115-acre campus is situated on the site of the former U.S. Army’s Fort Brady, fourteen of LSSU’s buildings are listed on various historic registers, creating a unique campus environment. Also, the campus overlooks Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the St. Mary’s River, and the Soo Locks, the busiest locks in the world.

Sports facilities

Our Student Activity Center is perfect for pickup games, intramurals and getting a great work out. The “SAC” has a six-lane track, four multi-purpose courts for basketball, volleyball, and tennis plus their state-of-the-art aerobic workout stations.

NCAA Division I ice hockey team has won five national championships (including two at the NAIA level) and competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). More than a dozen LSSU players have gone to play in the National Hockey League.

Student clubs

Life outside the classroom is wide and varied. Not only do we have one of the world’s largest backyards to hunt, fish, bike, ski, snowshoe and just relax, there are more than 60 campus clubs and organizations to get involved with.


Lake Superior State University has remained accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968.  This regional accrediting body was established in 1895 and currently oversees more than 1000 higher education institutions from 19 states.

Student Reviews

story of 5 years
sultan mehmood awan rated 4 out of 5 stars

i was very informative experience i would say beacause they are in affiliation of government hospital as well so more time i got as observer and student

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, United States


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