Lakehead University

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Lakehead is an innovative and comprehensive university that teaches students how to think, not what to think. With campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead is recognized as one of Ontario’s “equity powerhouses” for its commitment to serving underrepresented groups including Indigenous and first-generation students. The university emphasizes experiential and high-impact learning practices, which isreflected in the high employment rate of its graduates (nearly 95 percent within two years of graduation).

Lakehead offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in 10 faculties – Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Law, Medicine, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences and Humanities. Students can choose from 37 graduate programs, including seven PhD programs. The university is also a leader in college transfer opportunities with unique post-diploma programs in engineering and many other disciplines.

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Full-time (undergraduates)
6 000

Full-time (graduates)
1 300

Part-time (undergraduates)
1 300

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2018 preliminary fall enrolment)



Undergraduate tuition fees:
5 998 $ - 6 649 $

Graduate tuition fees:
5 436 $ - 5 988 $


Undergraduate tuition fees:
22 601 $

Graduate tuition fees:
14 498 $

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2018-19).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.