Lakehead University: Statistics

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#1191 of 14,131 In the World
#342 of 2,597 In North America
#36 of 101 In Canada
#15 of 24 In Ontario
#293 of 2,165 For Forestry
Top50% For 121 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate82%
Admissions RequirementsOntario secondary school diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 82% 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 10,982 scientific papers with 220,709 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Medicine, Quantum and Particle physics, and Geology.


Lakehead University majors

by publication & citation count

5,697 / 151,125
5,580 / 117,770
Environmental Science
5,542 / 116,894
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,526 / 89,890
5,012 / 110,494
4,506 / 117,438
Computer Science
4,279 / 83,485
3,419 / 74,180
Quantum and Particle physics
3,338 / 69,389
3,101 / 73,882
Political Science
3,031 / 39,433
Geography and Cartography
2,820 / 50,108
2,812 / 37,783
2,762 / 52,933
2,723 / 65,350
2,592 / 38,459
2,562 / 40,536
Organic Chemistry
2,540 / 75,720
Materials Science
2,539 / 63,070
2,282 / 41,331
2,277 / 45,168
2,071 / 51,383
1,995 / 68,020
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,964 / 42,063
1,931 / 30,205
1,695 / 29,381
1,631 / 22,985
1,620 / 33,535
1,608 / 47,312
Electrical Engineering
1,371 / 22,437
1,269 / 28,110
1,194 / 33,679
1,191 / 25,737
1,124 / 21,629
Optical Engineering
1,088 / 17,754
Machine Learning
1,072 / 23,778
1,070 / 25,149
Social Psychology
1,050 / 20,446
Metallurgical Engineering
1,035 / 31,923
Development Studies
1,010 / 14,953

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 84 289
1991 82 302
1992 81 343
1993 82 407
1994 90 468
1995 85 490
1996 126 537
1997 115 557
1998 108 642
1999 85 732
2000 108 849
2001 74 873
2002 147 1024
2003 144 1335
2004 189 1619
2005 182 2011
2006 213 2452
2007 229 2848
2008 296 3544
2009 314 4371
2010 355 5209
2011 383 6419
2012 404 7606
2013 451 9179
2014 463 10357
2015 471 11804
2016 500 12334
2017 563 13906
2018 594 14514
2019 596 17256
2020 717 20517
2021 801 26858
2022 722 25463
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 37)
    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)
    bodybuilderamateur wrestleractorprofessional wrestlermodel

    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 57)

    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 41)

    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. Bruce Hyer

    Bruce Hyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1946-.. (age 77)
    aircraft pilotpolitician

    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.

  6. Eric Melillo

    Eric Melillo
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1998-.. (age 25)

    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.

  7. Bill Mauro

    Bill Mauro
    1957-.. (age 66)

    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 74)

    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 108,000

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