Rankings & Achievements


With over 50 years of history and an established reputation world wide, Lakehead University has a record of providing students with an outstanding educational experience.

Top Canadian University under 10,000 students ranking by Times Higher EducationThis ranking acknowledges Lakehead's commitment to delivering high quality programs, fostering excellence in research and scholarly work, and providing unique and transformative learning experiences that put our graduates on the path to success.

This is the second year that Lakehead University has participated in the rankings and, once again, Lakehead was the only primarily undergraduate university from Ontario to have participated. The University ranked in the same bracket as a number of larger Canadian universities, and ranked above the worldwide median in three of the five categories: Research, Citations, and International Outlook.

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Canada's Top 10 Universities in Primarily Undergraduate Studies by Macleans Magazine

Maclean’s has once again included Lakehead University among Canada’s top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in the magazine’s 2021 University Rankings. Lakehead tied for first overall among Ontario universities in its category, and ranked eighth out of 19 primarily undergraduate universities from across Canada.

Maclean's 2021 University Rankings placed Lakehead first in Ontario in student awards (tied), faculty awards, and total library expenses; second in student/faculty ratio, social sciences and humanities grants, total research dollars, scholarships and bursaries, and library acquisitions; and third in medical/science grants, operating budget, and in reputation.

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#1 Undergraduate Research University in Canada (2015 - 2019)Lakehead University has been named the #1 Canadian undergraduate research university by Research Infosource. This five-time achievement is a first for a university in this category.

This ranking speaks not only to the active research community among our professors, but also the opportunities students can find beginning in their undergraduate studies. These help students gain hands-on experience that serves them well in finding careers in their field after graduation.

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96.7% of Lakehead graduates are employed within two years of graduationThe success in our graduates seeking employment upon completing their Lakehead degree is above both the provincial and national employment rate average for public universities. This achievement recognizes our ongoing and renowned commitment to providing a transformative university experience, grounded in exceptional scholarship and unique student potential.

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