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Whats So Great About the University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge, or U of L as it is fondly referred to, is a small university of about 8500 students located in the southern most part of Alberta, Canada.  That in itself is a great reason to go to the University of Lethbridge; Alberta has:

  1. Traditionally very high employment rates
  2. Has the youngest population in the country
  3. Has the lowest taxes in the country
  4. Has the Rocky Mountains, Calgary Stampede and Chestermere Water Festival

The U of L itself has much going for it:

  1. Modern campus overlooking the gigantic raveen
  2. One of the lowest tuitions in the country, averaging $6000.
  3. has 6 different residence styles, from almost bunk houses to nearly private condominiums
  4. 25% of fourth year undergrads work with faculty on a research project which is similar to much more research focused universities like the U of A

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  5. They have a very popular and successful sports program named the Pronghorns supported by an excellent gym that you can easily get access to.
  6. They are known as a solid school for Nursing, Business and Psychology
  7. One of the most friendly staff in the country.  After you register they will PHONE you personally to answer any questions you have about course selection.  I have never seen that before.

More information can be found at www.uleth.ca

McLeans Magazine recently asked a U of L student for “the skinny” on what goes on at the school:

Best place for a nap: Pool gallery viewing area

Favourite campus food: Pulled pork poutine from Urban Market

Best campus coffee: The Campus Coffee Company

Favourite watering holes: Hudson’s on weekends, Studio on Thursday

Perks: Gorgeous coulees

Best hangover breakfast: The Telegraph Tap House’s $3 weekend breakfast

Where to live: West side within walking distance

Best place to study: Bread, Milk & Honey café

Worst place to study: Outside (too windy!)

Best giveaway: SU free popcorn Fridays

Coolest elective: The History of Rock and Roll

Best campus events: Fresh Fest, Last Class Bash

Best live-music venues: The Owl, Attainable Records

Official school motto: Fiat lux, “let there be light”

Best place to live for first-years: On campus

Best place to grab late-night pizza: Two Guys and a Pizza Place

Most original social event: Kummoniwannalaya


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