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.

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Times Higher Education Global Impact RankingsLakehead has been among the top 10% of the World's Universities, in terms of our social impact, for 4 years in a row. Lakehead is the #1 ranked university in North America with under 10,000 students.

The Impact Rankings measure the societal impact of universities by evaluating an institution's success in delivering the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. In 2023, Lakehead is ranked in the Top 10 worldwide for its contributions to good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, and affordable and clean energy.

#1 in Canada for Not-For-Profit Research Income (Re$earch Infosource)At Lakehead University we are deeply committed to community-engaged research approaches that tackle vital issues that really matter to people, communities, and the planet.

Lakehead University was named the #1 Canadian research university by Research Infosource for five years in a row (2015-2019) and the #1 in the not-for-profit category in the last four years (2020-2023). 

This ranking speaks not only to the active research community among our professors, but also to 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.

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 2023 University Rankings. Lakehead ranked tenth out of 19 primarily undergraduate universities from across Canada.

Maclean's 2023 University Rankings placed Lakehead top 2 in Ontario in student awards, faculty awards, scholarships and bursaries, student/faculty ratio, and library acquisitions.

96.3% 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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