Laurentian University was once only a regional school serving Sudbury, and while it still serves the area well, it has grown into an international leader in niches such as stressed watershed systems, rural and Northern children’s health, particle astrophysics, as well as mining, engineering, and environmental remediation. Laurentian University offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate programs, and as it is a bilingual institution, 800 course sections are offered in French.
Located on a 765-acre campus, the university is surrounded by five lakes, a boreal forest and nature trails. Laurentian University's main campus, an eight-minute drive from downtown, is attractive and welcoming. It’s near a beach that students can visit in the summer, and outdoor rinks, where they can knock around pucks during the winter.
Why Laurentian University
- Unique Signature Programs: With more than 175 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and flexible degree options, Laurentian University offers a comprehensive range of high-calibre programs. Our programs in architecture, forensic science, sports administration, midwifery, human kinetics, Indigenous studies and many others provide unique learning experiences and diverse career opportunities for graduates.
- 18:1 Student/Professor Ratio: Small class-sizes promote interaction among students and professors, creating positive group dynamics, and giving students greater access to labs, and more one-on-one conversations. It’s a personal approach to university education and it works. Approachable, accessible faculty and crucial support programs offered through the Centre for Academic Excellence, ensure each student is on the road to academic success.
- 95% Post-Graduation Employment Rate: With the highest post-graduation employment rate of all universities in Ontario – 95% – Laurentian University represents a sound investment in your future. Laurentian University graduates have a broad spectrum of career options and employers have ranked our students among the best-prepared graduates, ready and well-equipped for the workforce.
- A Bilingual Edge: Laurentian University's Sudbury campus offers the added advantage of an ideal environment to learn a second language. More than 40 of our programs are offered in both official languages. Students can opt to take courses in either French or English and can earn a certificate of bilingualism in the process.