Facts & Figures

  • Laurentian a top three ranking from 2008-2011 in total sponsored research income amongst primarily undergraduate universities in Canada, including two years as #1.

  • International enrolment has increased by more than 14% over the last four years.

  • One of the highest post-graduation employment rates in Ontario: 91.7% after 6 months; 95% after two years.

  • 50% growth over the last decade: Laurentian University has grown from 6,000 to over 9,500 students since 2000.

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.

This year Laurentian has seen a slight decline, down one spot in the 2016 rankings to 11th in the Primarily Undergraduate category.

Laurentian highlights this year included top marks in:

  • operating dollars per student (3rd)
  • scholarships and bursaries (4th)
  • medical & science grants (4th)
  • library acquisitions (5th)
  • awards per full-time faculty (6th)
  • student/faculty ratio (8th)
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:

2006 Results


2007 Results


2008 Results


2011 Results


2014 Results

 

2017 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.

Laurentian highlights this year include:

  • Ranked 36 in the top 50 research universities list for sponsored research income,
  • Ranked 47th for the research universities of the year,
  • Ranked 2nd for corporate research income and 11th for non-profit income out of 15 universities for 2010-2014,
  • Top 10 universities by income growth, coming in 7th with a 13.3% increase in the 2013 ranking.