Fast Facts

The University of Lethbridge (2018/2019)

Located in Alberta, Canada, the University of Lethbridge welcomes more than 8,700 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.

Opening in 2019, the new science and academic building 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 nearly 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. 18, 2018)

  • 8,767 students enrolled
  •   Undergraduate Enrolment 8,135; Master's Enrolment 494; Doctoral Enrolment 129 (note: 9 students are registered in courses who are taking English for Academic Purposes)
  •   673 students are on the Calgary campus
  •   Approximately 71% of Lethbridge campus students re-locate to attend the U of L
  •   Our student body is approximately 59% female, 41% male
  •   The average entering average for new high school students: 79% (Fall 2017 as of December 1)
  •   We are home to 489 visa students. Visa and permanent resident students come from 105 countries with the highest number of students hailing from Nigeria, China, India, Philippines and Japan.
  •   95.8% of full-time professors have a doctorate or terminal degree
  •   Average lecture class size is 34
  •   Students to faculty ratio: 15:1
  •   Approximately, 1,600 students graduate annually
  •   To date, more than 43,000 U of L alumni have gone on to make important contributions in communities around the world
      With 1,175 employees, the U of L is Lethbridge's second largest employer
  •   Annual provincial economic impact: $1.8 billion economic impact, nearly half in southern Alberta8,724 students enrolled