University of Lethbridge

About the University of Lethbridge

Established in 1966, the University of Lethbridge is a comprehensive academic and research university founded on the liberal arts tradition. It offers over 150 degree programs in six faculties, as well as several pre-professional programs such as dentistry, journalism, engineering, law, medicine, and social work.

The University of Lethbridge’s main campus is in Lethbridge, Alberta, with two smaller campuses in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.

The University of Lethbridge is internationally recognized for its research in the sciences. The University pursues collaborative research with two agricultural research centres in Lethbridge, and in 2005 was named Canada’s Centre for the United Nations’ Water for Life decade for its leadership role in water research.

The University of Lethbridge is recognized by the MacLean’s University survey (2014) and RE$EARCH Infosource (2013) as one of Canada’s top 3 research universities.

Campus Life

With over 13 000 pieces in its collection, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery is home to one of Canada’s largest collections of 19th and 20th century art from Canada, America, and Europe.

The campus also boasts a new gym containing modern athletic facilities, as well as several competitive sports teams in a variety of sports including basketball, ice hockey, swimming, and soccer. The University also offers several intramural programs.

The University of Lethbridge Student Union is proud to offer students the chance to join more than 60 clubs spanning interests including languages, sports, the arts, academic disciplines, and social justice. With frequent events such as karaoke, open mic nights, and game nights, the University of Lethbridge presents students with ample opportunities to participate in both the academic and social sides of post-secondary life.

Why Study at the University of Lethbridge?

The University of Lethbridge’s strategic vision is based on four promises:

  • The promise to provide students with the best environment so they can produce their best work.
  • The promise to encourage exploration, to collaborate on ideas and information, and to teach and learn simultaneously.
  • The promise to provide students with modern facilities, advanced technology, valuable partnerships, and welcome the diverse variety of people that are essential to creating an environment that fosters passionate learning.
  • The promise to develop a culture in which students and professors learn and grow together by recognizing the power of every student’s dream and helping that dream come true.

The University’s liberal arts foundation gives students the opportunity to experience a variety of subjects and disciplines. The chance to discover and experience what they are passionate about encourages students to develop essential critical thinking and analytical skills.

With an average class size of 32 students, the University of Lethbridge demonstrates its commitment to providing an exceptional student experience by ensuring that students have personalized access to professors. As home to leading research centres and world-renowned faculty members, the University of Lethbridge is host to a culture of actively engaged students and a dynamic, stimulating learning environment.

School Address

4401 University Drive,
T1K 3M4

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    Lethbridge, Alberta

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