Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne



Laurentian University

A dynamic and progressive university, Laurentian University offers more than 175 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral programs. Our flexible degree structure means you can customize your major and minor studies to create a "modular degree" that's unique to your strengths and interests.

Laurentian has one of the best faculty-student ratios you'll find anywhere, and programs you won't find elsewhere, like the only accredited Forensic Science program outside the U.S., and the BComm in Sports Administration. Interested in space exploration? Members of our first graduating class in Mechanical Engineering are the 2011 world champions in the NASA Lunabotics competition.

Laurentian is a sound investment for the future with nearly 95% of our graduates finding employment. Our graduates benefit from a broad base of options for work experience which prepares them for a career in their field.

Laurentian is home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and has launched a brand-new School of Mines. We have the state-of-the-art Vale Living With Lakes international research centre, a remarkable LEEDS-certified building on the shore of Lake Ramsey (the largest of several lakes on our beautiful 700-acre campus). In addition, the Laurentian School of Architecture has begun construction of a brand new complex at the downtown location.

We're a bilingual university, committed to indigenous learning, with a rapidly growing cohort of international students.

Come be part of the family!

Areas of Expertise

Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Laurentian professors and staff strive to ensure you get the best education to build a strong foundation for your future.

Laurentian University offers top-tier education through the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Management

Contact us to learn what programs would be of interest to you.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:1,376 bedsLowest: $7,475Highest: $8,739
Family:127 bedsLowest: $7,168Highest: $7,168

All secondary school applicants applying to the Sudbury campus are guaranteed a place in residence, providing they apply by the deadline.

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Life in residence offers many advantages: a welcoming environment where you'll meet students with shared interests, as well as close proximity to classes, health and fitness facilities, study spaces and various resources on campus.

Incoming Students

As an international student, Laurentian University wants you to earn the best possible education, but also take in the entire experience of learning about new cultures, languages and events.

Laurentian International Student Club and Laurentian International Department organize special events and activities for all international students.

In order to provide you with the most information possible, Liaison Services provides accurate and up-to-date information on Orientation events including, course registration assistance, guided tours, and our week of first-year activities.

In addition, the following departments provide their services to students starting in first year:

  • -Career and Employment Services
  • -Accessibility Services
  • -Health and Wellness
  • -Centre for Academic Excellence
  • -Voyageur Athletics & Campus Recreation
  • -Residence
  • -TechHub
  • -International/LUGO

Contact Liaison Services to find out how Laurentian can make the difference in a good post-secondary decision, and an unforgettable one!

Career Planning

On the minds of every student is 'what comes next?' and Laurentian University wants you to know we've got your career options in mind. International students are encouraged to look for work as students to help build relationships and skills within the working world. Laurentian International can assist with helping students look for relevant work experience.

The Centre for Academic Excellence and the Career and Employment Centre provide students with opportunities to customize their degree and apply for relevant jobs in their field during their degree.

Specific programs offer co-ops, placements, hands-on experience and opportunities unique to the various professions students may want to pursue. Laurentian prides itself on the satisfaction of its students, but knows that once you leave our home the next part of your life is just as important.


Laurentian University Varsity Athletics is committed to the provision, promotion, and facilitation of excellence in sports and academics. Laurentian Athletics strives to make a positive impact on the well-being of Laurentian student-athletes, students, and the Northeastern Ontario community.


  • To create an environment, including resources which foster the development of a program, teams and individuals striving for excellence at the OUA and CIS levels.
  • To foster the ongoing development of female and male student-athletes and to assist them to fulfil their athletic potential.
  • To encourage, promote, and support the coaches within the department.
  • To attract and maintain quality coaches and staff.
  • To develop and maintain a centralized fund-raising process.
  • To encourage, promote, and support the recruitment of top level student-athletes.
  • To facilitate the provision of quality educational experience for student-athletes and to provide practical educational experiences for interested students.
  • To provide examples of healthy, active, and balanced lifestyles.
  • To advance and promote an "Image of excellence" for Laurentian University.
  • To provide wholesome sport entertainment, exemplifying a spirit of fair play and dignity.


Students are just steps away from modern recreational facilities and, for those who prefer the great outdoors, the campus occupies 750 acres of natural setting:

  • On-campus beach.
  • Numerous playing fields.
  • 400 metre all weather eight lane track along with a 200 metre warm up track.
  • Four tennis courts.
  • 35 kilometres of cross country
  • Physical Education Centre including; 50 metre Olympic swimming pool with diving towers, gymnasium, weight training area, cardiovascular room, bouldering room, saunas, and student lounge


  • Superbowl Club
  • Model Parliament
  • Classics Association Toga Party
  • Playfest
  • Drumming Circles
  • Inuit Games
  • CKLU Talent Show
  • History Society's History of Beer
  • LU's Got Talent
  • LU African & Caribbean Students Association
  • Laurentian Christian Fellowship
  • Voyageur Pot Bangers Club
  • Yukigassen Snow Battle
  • Relaxation Puppy Room


Laurentian University provides students with ample opportunity to learn about and explore the richness of the Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous cultures. Through on-campus events and off-campus festivals, we want all students to learn about these cultures in fun, interesting ways.

Furthermore, Laurentian offers numerous cultural activities from around the world including, but not limited to the Greek Festival, Società Caruso, Irish Heritage Club, and the German Canadian Club.

Special Services

Providing assistance to students with specific requirements, the Accessibility Services office encourages equal access for individuals with particular needs in the post-secondary education system. This department offers counselling, advocacy, study skills, and numerous technical aids to students. Laurentian has installed ramps, power doors, and accessible washrooms throughout the University.

Affiliated Institutions

  • Collège Universitaire de Hearst
  • Huntington University
  • Thornloe University
  • University of Sudbury

International Involvement

Laurentian University especially welcomes international students to its campus. Students from China, Turkey, Bangladesh, Mexico, Italy, Botswana, Korea, Germany, France, and many other countries are happy to study at Laurentian University. Laurentian is also a member of ISEP. The International Student Exchange Program gives Laurentian students the opportunity to study at any of over 200 universities worldwide.

Campus Tour

We look forward to safely resuming in-person campus tours. In the meantime, we encourage you to tour our stunning campus virtually, by visiting

If you have any questions, contact us at or call 1-855-675-1151 ext. 3109.

Modified on September 24, 2021