Lourdes at a Glance

Awards & Recognition

13x a “Best College in the Midwest” by Princeton Review
8x a “Military-Friendly University” by Victory Media
4x a “U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll” by the Corporation for National and Community Service


Lourdes University is located in Sylvania, Ohio, 10 miles west of Toledo in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.


Established in 1958 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio


127 beautifully landscaped acres featuring California-mission style architecture

Accreditations and Authorizations

Gubi Mascot


Gray Wolves


  • Member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC)

University Colors

Terra cotta and black


1,356 students from across the U.S. and abroad
1,048 undergraduate
308 graduate

Student/Faculty Ratio

12 to 1

Student Body

67% female; 33% male
26% minority
46% first generation

Financial Aid

97% of Lourdes undergraduate students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible to receive some form of financial aid

Majors & Programs

More than 30


Undergraduate Degrees

Associate of Arts (AA)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pre-Professional Concentrations

Art Therapy
Pastoral Counseling
Physician Assistant
Veterinary Science

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts in Theology
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Organizational Leadership
Master of Science in Nursing

Educational Partnership

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) through partnership with Saint Louis University
  • LECOM Early Acceptance Program – Biology majors can apply for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program in one of three graduate tracks: medicine, dentistry or pharmacy.
  • 3+3 Law Program – students pursuing a concentration in Pre-Law can complete the first three years of their coursework at Lourdes then complete their first year of law school at The University of Toledo.
  • Public Health Program – Public Health majors can complete the first three years at Lourdes and then begin the first year of the master’s degree program at The University of Toledo.