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Cautious Optimism As Confirmation Data Beats Expectations

Laurentian University sees increase in overall confirmed students for 2022.

(August 22, 2022) - Laurentian University is reporting a 25% year-over-year increase in overall confirmed students, a positive sign for the Fall Academic Semester in 2022.

This increase reflects all incoming domestic and international students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including transfer, mature, and online students. Both the increase in, and diversity of confirmed students provides optimism for the University’s future and upcoming academic year.

“With a successful emergence from CCAA on the horizon, and after undertaking a comprehensive academic restructuring to align LU’s program and course offerings with what students want to learn, LU is well positioned to view future enrolment with optimism”, said Jeff Bangs, Chair of Laurentian’s Board of Governors. “With our dedicated staff, faculty and community support we are confident that Laurentian will attract more and more students as we emerge from a period of unprecedented uncertainty.”

As part of this incoming year, the University is seeing an increase in confirmations from international students - something the University has been seeking to achieve in order to diversify the student body.  

By the numbers, 2022 vs 2021:

  • Overall confirmant % change + 25%
  • OUAC* is reporting domestic, high school confirmants (101) at -23.9%
  • OUAC is reporting domestic transfer, mature and online students (105) at +34.4%
  • OUAC is reporting total domestic undergraduate confirmants (101+105) at -1.7%
  • Laurentian’s internal data is reporting undergraduate international confirmants at +37.0%
  • Laurentian’s internal data is reporting total domestic graduate confirmants at +32%

*It is important to note the above OUAC numbers reflect only a portion of students that may contribute to Laurentian’s overall incoming cohort; OUAC numbers are not a complete representation of Laurentian’s total enrolment. Not included in the OUAC data above: new incoming domestic graduate, international undergraduate and international graduate confirmations, as well as all returning students.
The University is set to begin classes for the Fall Academic Semester on September 7, 2022.