Lakehead University

Canada's #1 Undergraduate Research University for 5 Years in a Row

- RE$EARCH Infosource (2015-2019)

Lakehead University is no ordinary place. From the moment you step foot onto either of our campuses in Thunder Bay or Orillia, you will experience a personal education where you matter and can play a bigger role.

Thrive in an environment where our world-renowned faculty and researchers will know you by name and truly care about your academic growth and success. Our rigorous academic programs will allow you to thrive in a way that challenges and teaches you how to think, not what to think.

Choose from our pillar programs or create a degree that's unique to you. Experiential learning opportunities are guaranteed. Take your learning beyond the classroom and into our local communities, labs, the workplace and industry.

Learn more about why over 96.7% of graduates are employed within 2 years of study, above the provincial average. Welcome to Lakehead.

Our Locations - Thunder Bay and Orillia

With campus locations in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead University offers you a world class education while having an experience of a lifetime. Both campuses offer you an opportunity to live, learn and study in vast, natural environments.

Our Thunder Bay campus is surrounded by green space and clear blue waters with centralized buildings on campus that include state of the art research and innovation labs, immersive and technology-enabled classrooms. A new athletics facility greets students in fall 2020 while our campus community provides exceptional support in academics, career planning, finances, and more.

Our Orillia campus is less than a 90-minute drive from Toronto and is a young and growing campus that delivers exceptional academic support, research opportunities and student supports in a vibrant small town city.

The Lakehead Advantage

  • Over 65 undergraduate programs to choose from
  • $11 million in scholarships, bursaries and awards, including a fully renewable Free Tuition Scholarship
  • 96.7% employed within 2 years after graduation
  • 90% of classes with less than 60 students
  • Guaranteed residence for high school students
  • Ranked in the Top 100 Universities from 85 countries around the world (Times Higher Education Ranking 2020)

We’re excited to help you reach your potential. Read more about us on the Lakehead website.