University can be about getting a world-class education while having the experience of a lifetime.

At Lakehead University, expand your horizon and start your journey at a university that is far from ordinary. With two campus locations in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, we offer you a personal campus experience where you can truly realize your potential. Over 8,500 students study from our comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, alongside acclaimed faculty that truly care about your academic growth and success.

From the moment you step onto our campuses, you will discover this is no ordinary university experience. With smaller class sizes, you will thrive in our learning environments where you will know your professors and be fully engaged. From opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research, starting as early as 1st year, to taking advantage of the natural laboratory on our doorstep, you will quickly understand why students from all around the world chose to study at Lakehead University.

Here’s a few fast facts you should know about us:

  • A transformative university education that teaches you how to think, not what to think!
  • Highest chance for success – our students succeed academically, graduate on time and get jobs!
  • Experiential learning through co-op, community based learning and internships are just a few of the ways in which
  • Lakehead helps you gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on application.
  • A place where you are encouraged to be who you want to be, dare to be different!
  • Canada’s #1 Undergraduate Research University (Re$earch Infosource) – 4 years in a row – means access to unparalleled research opportunities at the undergraduate level.
  • Smaller class sizes where your professors will get to know you! 90% of our classes have less than 60 students – this means your professors will know your name.
  • Guaranteed entrance scholarships starting at 80%+ for Canadian, direct from high school students. Plus, Ontario’s only university that offers a Free Tuition Scholarship for all 4 years renewable.
  • A co-op program to help you gain a competitive edge.
  • Opportunities to study abroad and see the world through the Study Abroad program.
  • Learning in world-class facilities along with the natural laboratory right on the campus doorstep.
  • Being able to make a difference and get involved in your university community through the Student Union. Join a club or start one of your own!
  • Support services and a university community that truly cares about your well-being and academic success. 

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