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Fast Facts

The University of Lethbridge (2019/2020)

Located in Alberta, Canada, the University of Lethbridge welcomes more than 8,900 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world to its campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary each year.

The university's motto, Fiat Lux (let there be light), refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning. Both undergraduate and graduate students work alongside accomplished researchers in a highly supportive and multidisciplinary environment that is grounded in liberal education.

uLethbridge is home to leading research centres and institutes across disciplines, including the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience.

Opened in 2019, Science Commons is one of the most advanced facilities in Canada.

The Dhillon School of Business is one of only six percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The financial trading rooms on both campuses are the best equipped academic trading spaces in Western Canada.

uLethbridge is the only university in Alberta to offer arts and science co-op work experiences for every major at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The university is renowned in Canada for its education program (with 27 weeks of practicum experience), addictions counselling program and significant art collection. The digital audio arts major is the most comprehensive degree program of its kind in Western Canada.

Spanning 500 acres, the picturesque Lethbridge Campus is noted for its signature building, University Hall, which was designed by renowned Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson.

The Calgary Campus is located downtown and enables students to advance their careers by taking evening and weekend classes.

In 2017, the U of L celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 2018, the University of Lethbridge launched SHINE: The Campaign for the University of Lethbridge, the largest campaign in the University's history. The Campaign goals are twofold: to significantly increase engagement opportunities for alumni and community members, and to raise $100 million to propel the entire region forward.

About Lethbridge

A city of more than 100,000 residents, Lethbridge is located in southern Alberta and is a short distance from the Rocky Mountains, Calgary and the U.S. border. We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities and the warm westerly Chinook winds give Lethbridge some of the most moderate winters in Western Canada.

Fast Facts (as of Sept. 17, 2019)

  • Overall there are 8,956 students enroled.
  • Undergraduate Enrolment 8,311; Master’s Enrolment 505; Doctoral Enrolment 133 (note: 7 students are registered in courses who are taking English for Academic Purposes).
  • 691 students are on the Calgary campus.
  • Approximately 71% of Lethbridge campus students re-locate to attend the U of L.
  • The average entering grade for new high school students: 80% (Fall 2018 as of December 1).
  • We are home to 572 visa students. Visa and permanent resident students come from 94 countries with the highest number of students hailing from India, Nigeria, China, Philippines and the United States. 
  • 95.4% of full-time professors have a doctorate or terminal degree.
  • Average lecture class size is 33.
  • Students to faculty ratio: 15:1.
  • Approximately, 1,600 students graduate annually.
  • To date, more than 45,000 U of L alumni have gone on to make important contributions in communities around the world.
  • With 1,177 employees, the U of L is Lethbridge's second largest employer.
  • Annual provincial economic impact: $1.9 billion economic impact, nearly half in southern Alberta.