Lakehead University

  • 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5E1view map
  • (807) 343-8110
  • (807) 343-8023
  • www.lakeheadu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1965
  • University
  • Comprehensive
  • English

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Campus boasts lake, river, walking/bike trails, adjoining forest
  2. Small classes promote interactions with professors
  3. Friendly, small-town feel
  4. Online distance learning
  5. Indigenous Learning program open to aboriginal and non-aboriginal students

Courses With Kudos

Nursing; Education; Forestry; Engineering; Kinesiology; Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

Student Sound Offs

"Whether on-line course or classroom, every professor has gone out of their way to ensure I have the support needed. Their respect and caring was genuine. Great positive reinforcement."

"Professors do the teaching! Many of my friends at other universities are taught almost exclusively by teacher's assistants/master's students ... It gives me the feeling that I get more out of my tuition."

"The campus is beautiful, with a lake in the middle and a river flowing through. There is also a forest behind campus in which you can see lots of wildlife as you hike or walk through the trails. Both cafeterias and some study areas look out over this."

"A lot of the programs that dealt with the outdoors were actually done outdoors."

"The best service Lakehead offers is the aboriginal entry programs, especially the nursing and engineering services. I'm proud that Lakehead has programs that assist students from specific backgrounds."

"The tunnels to move around to the different buildings are awesome in our winter months or during rainy seasons."

"I like the sense of safety and community and the tolerance and lack of racism."

"The students who go to Lakehead are what makes the university great. Students who are passionate about environmental sustainability and social justice are drawn to Lakehead."

"I am able to complete my education almost six hours away from the university at a satellite campus in my home town via web cast."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Lakehead University
Institution size classification: Small   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction B B+

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning B+ A-
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors B+ A-
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members B- B+

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B B+
Number of Courses to Choose From C+ B-

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus B+ B
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty B+ B+
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A- A

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A- A
Average # of Students in First Year Class 95 120
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 17% 17%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 55% 53%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 28% 31%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 40% 44%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 53% 51%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 8% 5%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection D B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus B B+
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B B+
Labs and Research Equipment B- B

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls B- B
Student Residences B B
General Attractiveness of Buildings B B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals B B+
Study Spaces in the Library B B
Library Hours of Operation B+ B+

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers B- B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities B- B
Career and Employment Services B+ B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located B B
Quality of Public Transportation C C+
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B- B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B- C+

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B+ B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 69% 67%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B+ B+
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B- B
Campus Bookstore B B-
Services for International Students A- B+