105 – Laurentian University

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Last updated: September 19, 2017

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About Laurentian University


Laurentian University was founded in 1960 as a bilingual, non‑denominational, regional university to serve Northeastern Ontario. Since then, we have evolved into a diverse institution offering more programs per student than any other university in Canada, while retaining our small and unique character.


Laurentian is surrounded by 5 lakes on 750 wooded acres. Numerous cross‑country ski and hiking/jogging trails originate on the campus, which also has access to beaches on 2 of the lakes. We benefit from the amenities of Sudbury – a regional municipality with a population of 160,000. The city is the Northeastern Ontario regional centre for postsecondary education, health care, tourism and business.

Special Characteristics

  • Laurentian is a dynamic, bilingual university that emphasizes study and research in the humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools.
  • We offer you the cultural richness and flexibility of study in either or both of the English and French languages.
  • In addition to a wide choice of programs, we pride ourselves on providing personal concern for each student and 1 of the best student-to-professor ratios in the province; this attention to the individual simply cannot be equalled at larger institutions.
  • Our campus also boasts a modern, state‑of‑the‑art library with more than a million volumes.

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French Immersion Option

Unique among universities in Canada, Laurentian offers the opportunity to study a wide range of programs in a flexible system that enables you to take courses in English or French.

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Residence Accommodations

With more than 1,600 spaces in 8 residences, Laurentian houses a third of its new students on campus. Accommodations include single rooms, double rooms and apartments.

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Federated Universities

3 denominational Federated Universities share the Laurentian campus with the non‑denominational University College:

  1. University of Sudbury (Roman Catholic)
  2. Huntington University (United Church)
  3. Thorneloe University (Anglican)

Each has its own distinctive residence and all grant Laurentian University degrees.

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Admission Entry Points

Admission entry points are September, January and May.

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Supplementary Evaluation Fee

A supplementary fee of $50 is required of all applicants who attended a postsecondary institution (college or university) and home‑schooled students.

This fee is to be paid directly to the OUAC along with the application fee, and is non‑refundable.

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Accessibility Services

Laurentian’s Accessibility Services Office encourages equal access, creates awareness and advocates for students with disabilities. We have installed ramps, power doors and accessible washrooms throughout the campus.

The library provides technical and personal support to students who are visually impaired. Examination procedures are arranged on an individual basis for students with special needs.

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Mature Students

The university will consider you for admission if your previous school performance and/or recent work record suggests a strong possibility of academic success.

To qualify, you must be 21 years of age by December 31 of the year of admission and must have been away from formal education for at least 1 year immediately prior to beginning university studies.

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University/College Transfers

If you wish to transfer to Laurentian University from a college or university you may be eligible for admission with advanced standing, provided that you meet the criteria established by the Committee on Admissions.

To be considered for admission and transfer credit, you must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.

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Out‑of‑Province Students

Laurentian has established equivalent requirements for students in high school systems in other provinces. Contact the Admissions Office for specific information.

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Supplementary Application

Additional information is required for the following programs:

  • Architectural Studies (February 14)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Fine Arts
  • Health Promotion
  • Kinesiology
  • Midwifery
  • Outdoor Adventure Leadership
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Sports Psychology

Download additional information forms. The deadline to submit all supplementary information is February 1 (except Architectural Studies).

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Social Work

Applicants to the second year of the program must submit a supplementary application prior to March 1.

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Contact Information

Laurentian University
Office of Admissions
Sudbury ON  P3E 2C6
Telephone: 705‑675‑4843
Email: admissions@laurentian.ca

Affiliate University

Laurentian has an affiliate university in Northern Ontario that grants Laurentian degrees: Université de Hearst in Hearst.

View additional admission requirements for Hearst.

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