By The Numbers
Laurentian has been ranked in the top three in total sponsored research income amongst primarily undergraduate universities in Canada for each of the past four years, including two years as #1.
Record-level overall enrolment of 9,700 full-time and part-time students.
Long considered northern Ontario’s best kept secret, Laurentian is breaking out of its shell. Laurentian experienced THE LARGEST JUMP over the last two years in the Maclean's University Rankings issues.
International enrolment has surged upward by over 50% in over the last two years.
One of the highest post-graduation employment rates in Ontario: 93% after 6 months; 95% after two years.
50% growth over the last decade: Laurentian University has grown from 6,000 to over 9,700 students since 2000.
46,000+ alumni are the pride of the university.
While sustaining the highest retention rate of local grade 12 applicants of any Ontario university, more than half of its students originate from outside Northeastern Ontario – quite an accomplishment!
Laurentian is one of only two bilingual universities in Canada.
Talk about research collaboration extremes! At the Sudbury Neutrino Laboratory, university researchers are involved in the capture of neutrinos at depths of 6,800 feet (about 2 km) below the earth’s surface; in its mechanical engineering labs, students are testing their lunabot models for NASA’s proposed mining exploration at a distance of 384,405 kilometres into space.
Laurentian’s Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Pool holds 2.4 million litres of water - Double Olympic gold medalist Alex Baumann trained at Laurentian University under coach Tihanyi.
Tihanyi-trained swimmers have won 251 university medals, setting 10 CIS records and 19 OUA records.
Laurentian has awarded 294 honorary doctorates in its 50-year history. Former Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Lester B. Pearson, and Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar are some of its proud honorees.
Two outstanding campuses – in Sudbury and Barrie – communities which share many commonalities: a similar population base: 160,000 vs. 186,000; outstanding recreational spaces; multicultural diversity; health and education hubs for surrounding communities; cultural havens; shopping meccas; safe, vibrant communities.
Canadian 1st for the 3rd time in three years: Only medical school in Canada (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) to see 100% of its medical graduates granted their #1 selection for residency programs.
Laurentian consistently receives TOP RANKINGS FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL for its enviable class sizes which foster personalized learning experiences for students.
When it first opened its doors in 1960, Laurentian offered a total of 16 programs; today, the university offers 175+ PROGRAMS of which 33 are at the master’s and doctoral levels.