LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY
Country:
Canada
Location:
Sudbury, Ontario
Airport:
Greater Sudbury Airport
School type:
Public
Admissions level:
  • Undergraduate: Direct
  • Graduate: Direct
Rankings & Recognition:

#49 Canada's Best Universities by Reputation (Maclean's 2023)

Key facts:
  • A mid-sized university
  • 7,000+ students including 350+ international students
  • Experiential Learning: Applied research, Field placements, Professional practicums, Case studies, Co-operative programs, Labs, Travel, Events and competitions, Study abroad, Community volunteering, Internships, Workplace projects.
  • The Foundry: An innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership development program located within the beautiful 5000 square-foot facility Jim Fielding Innovation and Commercialization Space.
  • Campus Recreation: 4 well-appointed multi-use gyms; 35 km of multi-use trails; 7,200 sq. ft. of training workout space; 15m Tango Tower challenge course; 8m climbing towers; 400m outdoor track; 200m indoor track; 11 km ski trail system.
  • Counseling: Addressing personal issues and mental health concerns, promoting effective learning, growth and personal development.
  • Highest post-graduation rate in the province – ranked consistently in top 3 for more than a decade: 94% post-graduation employment (after 6 months), 97% post-graduation employment (after 2 years).
Why this school?

LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY

Laurentian University, located in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, was founded in 1960 as a mid-sized multilingual public university. The university programs specialize in many fields, including arts, social sciences, technology, natural sciences, engineering, mining, geophysics, health, business management, finance, and forensics.

Our natural environment, which includes more than 765 acres of land adjacent to the enormous Lake Laurentian Conservation Center, is minutes from the downtown area and situated amid five freshwater lakes. Nature is vital to the University's character, and learning here, in this breathtaking natural setting, is a truly sensory experience. It's an environment where you'll flourish.

At Laurentian, we understand the importance of hands-on experience for our graduates as they enter the workforce. To that end, we make every attempt to present our students with Experiential Learning opportunities such as enhanced leadership development, entrepreneurship, and applied learning in a variety of situations. Our students' skill sets are considerably enhanced as a result of these experiences, and they also contribute directly to our communities.

Scholarships
  • Undergraduate: Up to $10,000 - $15,000/year
  • Graduate: Not available
Costs

Tuition & Fees:

  • Undergraduate: $27,169 - $36,663/ year
  • Graduate: $30,000 - $40,540/ entire program

Living expenses: $14,500/ year

Entry requirements

Level

Undergraduate 

(Direct Admission)

Graduate 

(Direct Admission)

Transcript

 GPA 3.0+

GPA 3.0+

Transcript evaluation

Admission: No

Scholarship: Yes

Yes

English proficiency

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 88+

IELTS 6.5+/TOEFL 88+

Standardized test: 

  • Undergraduate: SAT/ACT
  • Graduate: GMAT/GRE

No

No

Special requirements: Portfolio, audition, interview, work experience, etc.

Architecture

No

Resume

No

Yes

Personal statement

No

Yes

Recommendation letter

No

2

Application fee

$136

$103

Programs

Undergraduate: ALL PROGRAMS

  • Business: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance - Banking, Human Resource, Marketing, Economics, Sport Management, 
  • Sciences: Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Forensic Studies, Pharmacy, Zoology
  • Engineering - Technology: Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Social Sciences and Education: History, Social Work, Laws, Psychology, Sociology, 
  • Health and Human Services: Neuroscience, Public Health, Human Movement, Nursing
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Architecture

Graduate: ALL PROGRAMS

  • Business: Business Administration
  • Engineering - Technology: Computational Sciences, Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining-Mechanical Engineering
Application deadlines

Undergraduate:

  • Fall intake (September start): April 15
  • Winter intake (January start): September 15

Graduate:

  • Fall intake (September start): April 15
  • Winter intake (January start): August 15
Location
The city of Greater Sudbury is a bustling metropolis. Long known for its world-class mining industry, which employs over 16,000 people, the city has grown to become a regional center for medicine, government, financial and business services, as well as retail. It has grown in popularity as a destination for tourism, education, and innovation and research in the sectors of environmental restoration, healthcare, astronomy, mineral exploration, and mining technology, as well as providing excellent career possibilities for international students.