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Facts & Figures

Laurentian University is located within the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, and recognizes its placement on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, as well as its proximity to Wahnapitae First Nation. As Canada’s only university with a tricultural mandate, Laurentian offers an outstanding higher education and research experience in English and French, with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian prepares the next generation of leaders who bring innovative solutions to local and global issues. This year, Laurentian marks its 60th year of proud accomplishments and service to the communities we serve in the North and beyond.

All Ontario universities provide information about their programs, admission policies, student life, expenses, entering grades, class size, etc., using a common set of definitions and a similar format called the “Common University Data Ontario” or CUDO.

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Surveys and Rankings

Maclean’s places universities into one of three categories to recognize the differences in levels of research funding, the diversity of offerings, and the range of graduate and professional programs - Laurentian falls into the Primarily Undergraduate field. Within this, universities are evaluated on students and classes, faculty, resources, student support, library and reputation. Maclean's considers 14 numerical indicators of the quality of students, faculty, libraries and finances to rank 49 universities. Each is placed in one of three categories to recognize differences in levels of research funding, offerings, and the range of graduate programs.

About NSSE

This survey measures the critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and the other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research students show are linked to student learning. 
Over 1,000 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada have participated over the years to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The survey measures student engagement to educational practices that are empirically linked to learning outcomes.

 

The following documents describe the NSSE results for Laurentian University:


2008 Results


2011 Results


2014 Results

 

2017 Results

 

2020 Results

 

You may also want to read NSSE's position statement on how to interpret and use the NSSE results.

Canada's Top 50 Research Universities List ranks universities by their research income. Accompanying the Top 50 List each year are Research Universities of the Year ranking based on a balanced scorecard of input, output and impact measures.

Canada's Top 50 Research Universities List is released each fall. Using Statistics Canada data and a proprietary Canadian University R&D Database, the List ranks universities by their research income. Accompanying the Top 50 List each year are Research Universities of the Year rankings based on a balanced scorecard of input, output and impact measures.