Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada

Thunder Bay, Canada

  • 1965

    Established
  • 550

    International Students
  • 27

    No. of Programs
  • 1172

    US News
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Lakehead University (LU) was established in 1965 and evolved from being a Lakehead Technical Institute (1946) to a public research university. It has campuses in Thunder Bay (Main Campus) and Orillia, Ontario. The Maclean’s ranking 2020 of undergraduate schools have ranked LU as #8 in Canada. US News has ranked it as the top 31 in the nation. Lakehead University has enjoyed the highest rankings ever since its establishment. THE ranking for Lakehead University is positioned at #28. Lakehead University has accreditation from AACSB for its business programs. The Engineering programs at Lakehead University are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada and Canada's Association of Information Technology Professionals. It has several affiliations including the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association), etc. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Lakehead University has two campus locations in Thunder Bay and Orillia. The main campus at Thunder Bay is located on the shores of Lake Superior and is surrounded by nature. It is spread over 300-acre land with 39 buildings. Around 7,900 students call Thunder Bay their home. The campus at Orillia is 1.5 hours away from Toronto, established in 2006. It has approximately 1,200 students studying at Orillia Campus. Lakehead University has 9 different faculties offering UG and PG Programs. The most popular is Social Science and Humanities faculty followed by Health and Behavioural Sciences, Engineering and Business. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

LU is ranked second among Canadian undergraduate universities in Research Infosource’s SPOTLIGHT ON UNIVERSITY CORPORATE RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS 2013-2017 in terms of Corporate Research Income. The university receives $11 million in scholarships, bursaries and awards. Lakehead University has more than 45,000 alumni around the world. Some of the well-known names are Jan Cameron – Swimmer, Stephen Low – IMAX Filmmaker, Diane Schoemperlen – a novelist, Eric Melillo – Canadian MP, Arnold Park – President & CEO, McCain Foods and many more. 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

As of the 2019-20 fall intake, it holds an enrolment of 1,400 international students representing over 80 countries from around the world. The average class size at Lakehead University is 25 students with a student-faculty to student ratio is 20:1. Lakehead University enjoys a great network of employers. It has an employment rate of 97.7% and with superb salaries. The list of recruiters includes some of the well-reputed firms like IBM, Blackberry, Shell Suncor, Honda, Siemens, Bombardier, Bell, Hydro One, Grant Thornton, IBM, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Blackberry, and many more.

Lakehead University Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Public; Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - CAD 27,760 (2021-22)

Masters - CAD 7,931 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall, Summer, Spring & Winter

Average GPA Requirement

2.0

Average Exam Score Requirement

IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 80; Duolingo - 110; PTE - 58; GRE - 300; GMAT - 500

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts

Admissions Deadlines

January 15(Winter)

Percentage of International Students

18%

Size of Campus (in acres)

119

Alumni Worldwide

66k+

Female to Male Ratio

54 : 46

Note: ACT and SAT minimum required scores are not mentioned by the University. High scores shall be considered by the institution.

Lakehead University Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities

  Rankings

NA

901 - 1000

901 - 1000

901 - 1000

NA

Times Higher Education (THE)

801 - 1000

601 - 800

601 - 800

NA

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

1279

NA

NA

NA

NA

Lakehead University Subject Rankings

Engineering 

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

301 - 400

301 -400 

301 - 400

NA 

NA

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Lakehead University

955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1, Canada

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/contact-us | (807) 343-8110 | tbay@lakeheadu.ca

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