Lourdes at a Glance

Awards & Recognition

Named a “Best in the Midwest College” by Princeton Review (2005-2020)

Named a “Military-Friendly” university by Victory Media (2009-2019)


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


1,429 students from across the U.S. and abroad
1,120 undergraduate
309 graduate

Student/Faculty Ratio

15 to 1

Student Body

67% female; 33% male
24% students of color
36% first generation college students

Financial Aid

97.5% 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


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
Environmental Biology
Occupational Therapy
Pastoral Counseling
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Veterinary Science

Graduate Degrees

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
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.