Laurentian University

  • 935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E 2C6view map
  • (705) 675-1151
  • (800) 263-4188
  • www.laurentian.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1960
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English / French with respective degrees
  • Alex Baumann - Olympic gold-medalist swimmer; Marie-Paul Poulin - Senator; Roy MacGregor - writer; Rick Bartolucci, Liberal MPP; Dr. Ray Wiss, trauma team leader chief and Canadian Forces Captain (Afghanistan)

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Bilingual haven in northern Ontario
  2. Pristine natural surroundings
  3. New medical school
  4. Safe, isolated campus
  5. Has web of affiliated schools in northern Ontario

Courses With Kudos

Mining engineering, Nursing, Geology, Human Kinetics, Medicine, History, French, Commerce

Student Sound Offs

"This is a small university, so people do not just fall into the background. Students are able to be themselves and be recognized."

"We have an awesome network of campus trails and wilderness areas used for recreation and research. We also have a wonderful, private sandy beach right on campus."

"The medical school that has just opened has many advanced tools and equipment, and offers an education that parallels McMaster's."

"There is a lot of important and cutting-edge research going on here."

"Employers in Northern Ontario take graduates of Laurentian very seriously in the hiring process."

"There is no student housing within walking distance of campus, so most students are forced to live in residence all four or five years."

"I feel safe. Sometimes I leave my laptop in the caf and I can be sure that when I go to get it, it will be there!"

"Our student card also doubles as a public transportation bus pass. We pay an annual fee of about $150, which is incredibly affordable and convenient for students."

"Since it's a small school some teachers are required to teach subjects they don't necessarily specialize in."

"The student services are amazing here. The bursaries, as well as availability of help, for students with disabilities is above average."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Laurentian 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 94 120
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 20% 17%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 50% 53%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 30% 31%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 57% 44%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 41% 51%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 3% 5%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection C- 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 C+ B
Student Residences B- B
General Attractiveness of Buildings B- B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities A- 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 A- 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 C+ 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 C- 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 C B-
Services for International Students B+ B+