935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Laurentian University was founded over 50 years ago on a pristine 765-acre peninsula in Sudbury, Ontario – about three and a half hours north of Toronto. The City of Greater Sudbury, with a population of 160,000, is a growing city that has evolved into a centre for service, business, postsecondary education, mining, and healthcare. The university, with its unique bilingual and tri-cultural mandate, currently offers over 140 undergraduate programs (38 in French) and 35 master’s and doctoral programs in diverse fields, such as management, health sciences, mining and the environment.
Niche programs at Laurentian University include its award-winning engineering programs with chemical, mechanical and mining specializations; the only U.S.-accredited forensic science program in Canada; its world-renowned sports administration program; its limited-enrolment medicine, human kinetics and midwifery programs; its solid commerce and MBA offerings; as well as its multi-streamed education and concurrent education programs.
In the fall of 2013, students will be enrolling in the first intake of the Bachelor of Architecture program that will be housed in downtown Sudbury. The university also has a rapidly expanding campus location in Barrie, Ontario. There are now more than 1,200 students enrolled in Laurentian programs in Simcoe County, in a series of management, social sciences and humanities and social work undergraduate programs.
Laurentian university is on the leading edge of innovation and discovery. It has ranked in the top three in the country for sponsored research income among primarily undergraduate universities for three years in a row. Laurentian’s prime location brings unique opportunities in the fields of natural resource engineering, mining, environment, health and cultural, social and economic sciences. Laurentian has 17 distinct centres of research, including the Vale Living with Lakes environmental research facility, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, and the world-famous underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLAB). Laurentian now boasts eight Canada Research Chairs.
What makes Laurentian unique is its blend of high-quality programs with a personalized learning experience – where professors know the students and help them achieve their full potential. Laurentian’s student-to-faculty ratio is one of the best in the country, with an average class size of 38 students in first-year courses, and even fewer in upper years. Laurentian students benefit from the expertise of innovative professors with broad, international experience.
Its 97 percent post-graduation employment rate within six months, its breadth of high-quality programs, innovative faculty, and wealth of research opportunities make Laurentian University a destination of choice.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,557 - $5,584
Graduate tuition fees: $4,568 - $6,820
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $15,535 - $15,979
Graduate tuition fees: $13,122 - $13,496
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 6,400
Full-time (graduates): 420
Part-time (undergraduates): 2,200
Part-time (graduates): 430
* Source: Council of Ontario Universities