Lakehead University: Statistics



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#1222 of 14,131 In the World
#342 of 2,597 In North America
#35 of 101 In Canada
#15 of 24 In Ontario
#300 of 1,000 For Human Rights Law
Top50% For 126 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate90%
Admissions RequirementsOntario secondary school diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 90% acceptance rate for Lakehead University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Lakehead University has published 12,332 scientific papers with 256,780 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Medicine, and Geology.


Lakehead University majors

by publication & citation count

6,633 / 185,250
6,460 / 142,945
Environmental Science
6,393 / 147,385
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,290 / 111,569
5,814 / 134,818
5,161 / 140,090
Computer Science
4,974 / 102,854
Quantum and Particle physics
3,954 / 86,369
3,921 / 89,547
3,668 / 91,895
Political Science
3,444 / 48,954
Geography and Cartography
3,234 / 60,402
3,224 / 47,308
3,201 / 82,666
3,175 / 62,990
Materials Science
2,970 / 78,802
2,954 / 45,486
2,939 / 50,623
Organic Chemistry
2,936 / 89,677
2,649 / 53,974
2,631 / 51,437
2,454 / 63,978
2,324 / 78,263
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,295 / 50,850
2,237 / 36,333
1,970 / 35,450
1,931 / 42,787
1,917 / 29,639
1,827 / 55,809
Electrical Engineering
1,684 / 32,180
1,492 / 34,173
1,416 / 44,312
1,408 / 32,121
Optical Engineering
1,327 / 23,225
1,314 / 27,300
Machine Learning
1,297 / 31,597
Social Psychology
1,280 / 26,121
Metallurgical Engineering
1,242 / 40,413
1,222 / 28,935
Development Studies
1,181 / 19,063

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 86 370
1992 90 384
1993 74 444
1994 96 491
1995 88 530
1996 130 546
1997 119 599
1998 107 670
1999 89 779
2000 110 914
2001 84 980
2002 191 1197
2003 158 1439
2004 197 1851
2005 192 2180
2006 251 2690
2007 257 3081
2008 302 3772
2009 356 4692
2010 386 5718
2011 410 7059
2012 433 8413
2013 493 10027
2014 493 11376
2015 495 12884
2016 545 13391
2017 593 14758
2018 647 16498
2019 632 19068
2020 770 22036
2021 738 25624
2022 796 27493
2023 748 26961
Academic rankings


International studetns Range from: 17,750 to 18,250 for degree programs. (CAD)
Local studetns Range from 5,735 to 6,968 for degree programs. (CAD)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Lakehead University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Maîtrise/Master's Degree Business Administration, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Health Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology
Diplôme et certificat de 2e cycle/Graduate Diploma and Certificate Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Biotechnology, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Education, Electrical Engineering, Forestry, Psychology

Notable alumni

  1. Marie Avgeropoulos

    Marie Avgeropoulos
    Born in
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    1986-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in Lakehead University
    Studied television journalist
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    Marie Avgeropoulos is a Canadian actress and model. She is best known for her role as Octavia Blake on The CW's post-apocalyptic science fiction television series The 100 (2014–2020).

  2. Melissa Coates

    Melissa Coates
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1971-2021 (aged 50)
    modelprofessional wrestleractoramateur wrestlerbodybuilder

    Melissa Lavinia Coates was a Canadian professional wrestler, bodybuilder, fitness model, and actress. She was best known for appearing in the first two seasons of the Game Show Network show Extreme Dodgeball. In professional wrestling, she was known for her appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment's developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling, NWA Anarchy, and Women Superstars Uncensored. On the independent circuit, she was the valet of Sabu, under the ring name Super Genie.

  3. Patty Hajdu

    Patty Hajdu
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1966-.. (age 58)

    Patricia A. Hajdu is a Canadian politician who has served as the minister of Indigenous services since October 26, 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, she also serves as the member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North. Previously, she was the minister of status of women, minister of employment, workforce development and labour, and minister of health.

  4. Krista McCarville

    Krista McCarville
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1982-.. (age 42)

    Krista Lee McCarville is a Canadian curler from Thunder Bay, Ontario. McCarville is a four-time Northern Ontario junior champion, the 2003 Winter Universiade silver medallist, a four-time Ontario provincial champion, a four-time Northern Ontario provincial champion, and a two-time Canadian national medallist.

  5. Eric Melillo

    Eric Melillo
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1998-.. (age 26)

    Eric Melillo is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Kenora in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2019 Canadian federal election.

  6. Bruce Hyer

    Bruce Hyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1946-.. (age 78)
    politicianaircraft pilot

    Bruce Tolhurst Hyer is a Canadian politician, businessman, and ecologist. He is the former deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada and the former Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Superior North. Hyer was elected in the 2008 federal election, and re-elected with a wider margin in the 2011 federal election; on both occasions while standing for the New Democratic Party.

  7. Bill Mauro

    Bill Mauro
    1957-.. (age 67)

    William Joseph Mauro is a Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He served as the 9th mayor of Thunder Bay from 2018 to 2022. He was previously a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2003 to 2018, representing the riding of Thunder Bay—Atikokan and serving as a cabinet minister in the government of Kathleen Wynne.

  8. Michael Gravelle

    Michael Gravelle
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1949-.. (age 75)

    Michael Gravelle is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the riding of Thunder Bay—Superior North from 1995 to 2022 (known as Port Arthur from 1995 to 1999). He served as a member of cabinet during the Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne governments.

  9. Lawrence J. Barkwell

    Lawrence J. Barkwell
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1943-2019 (aged 76)

    Lawrence J. Barkwell was a Canadian author, editor, historian and lecturer, best known for his comprehensive writings on the Métis Nation and Culture. He served as senior historian at Manitoba Métis Federation’s Louis Riel Institute from 2006 until his death in September 2019. He was a member of the board of directors of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry. He was Honorary Elder for the St. Norbert Parish la Barrière Métis Council.

Lakehead University faculties and divisions

Centre : Analytical Services Archaeology, Environmental Studies, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Forest Products, Forestry, Mineralogy, Molecular Biology, Paleontology, Soil Science, Toxicology
Centre : Application of Resource Information Systems Information Sciences
Centre : Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs Education of the Handicapped
Centre : Health Care Ethics Ethics, Health Sciences
Centre : Northern Studies Nordic Studies
Course/Programme : Biotechnology Research Biotechnology
Faculty : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, Information Sciences, Labour and Industrial Relations, Marketing, Secretarial Studies
Faculty : Education Communication Studies, Curriculum, Ecology, Education, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Gerontology, History, Human Resources, Information Technology, Leadership, Native Language Education, Natives Education, Natural Sciences, Parks and Recreation, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Religious Education, Special Education, Teacher Training, Women's Studies
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering
Faculty : Graduate Studies Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geology, Gerontology, Health Sciences, History, Management, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Tourism, Women's Studies
Faculty : Health and Behavioural Sciences Behavioural Sciences, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work
Faculty : Natural Resources Management Botany, Ecology, Entomology, Environmental Management, Fire Science, Fishery, Forestry, Genetics, Management, Natural Resources, Pathology, Soil Science, Water Science, Wildlife, Wood Technology
Faculty : Science and Environmental Studies Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Information Technology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Physics, Water Science
Faculty : Social Sciences and Humanities Classical Languages, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek (Classical), History, Indigenous Studies, Italian, Latin, Modern Languages, Music, Musical Instruments, Nordic Studies, Parks and Recreation, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Singing, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spanish, Tourism, Visual Arts, Women's Studies
Institute : Globalization and Culture Cultural Studies
Institute : Social History History
Research Division : Education and Research on Aging and Health Gerontology, Health Sciences
Research Division : Rural and Northern Health Health Sciences
Research Division : Safe Driving Road Transport
Research Division : Tourism and Community Development Social and Community Services, Tourism
School : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Gerontology, Health Sciences, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery

General information

Alternative names LU
Founded 1965
Motto Ad Augusta per Angusta
Achievement through Effort
Colors royal blue, gold

Location and contacts

Address 955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5E1
City population 109,000

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