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.

Times Higher Education Global Impact RankingsFor the third year in a row, Lakehead University was included in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. the highest ranked. Lakehead is the highest ranked university in the world 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 2022, Lakehead has been ranked as one of the top universities in the world contributing to poverty reduction, elimination of hunger, reduced inequalities, good health, and wellbeing, and to peace, justice, and strong institutions.

Learn more about this recognition in the full article

#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 has been 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 two years (2020-2021). This 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 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.

Learn more about our standing at Re$earch Infosource's webpage

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, library expenses, library acquisitions, and social sciences and humanities grants; and top 3 in total research dollars and student services.

You can read the full Maclean’s University Rankings here.

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.

Learn more about our employment supports here