Lakehead University: Narrative Description

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955 Oliver Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON, Canada P7B 5E1
Tel: (807)343-8110
Admissions: (807)343-8500
Fax: (807)343-8156
E-mail: [email protected]
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Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 345-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $9.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $7.9 million. Total enrollment: 7,579. Faculty: 475 (277 full-time, 198 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 6,828 applied, 88% were admitted. Students come from 13 provinces and territories, 50 other countries, 6% from out-of province, 32% 25 or older, 22% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences and history; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Recommended: high school transcript, minimum 3 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/22.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $828 per course part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4140 full-time, $828 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $508 full-time, $78.60 per course part-time. College room and board: $6428. College room only: $3516. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. International student tuition: $9400 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all. Most popular organizations: Outdoor Recreation Students Association, Engineering Students Society, Business Association, ECHO/LUFROG, Educational Students Association. Major annual events: Orientation, Winter Carnival, Engineering Competitions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,319 college housing spaces available; 1,019 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Chancellor Norman M. Paterson Library plus 1 other with 780,974 books, 915,402 microform titles, 10,300 serials, 324 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 700 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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