The Spirit of You
Rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, Lourdes University provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. For several decades, Lourdes University has delivered an exceptional liberal arts education—one focused on student success. Lourdes graduates are the preferred candidates of employers. Each year, 99% of graduates secure employment or gain acceptance to graduate school.
Lourdes offers academic programs that are innovative and responsive to the needs of the workforce. The iWolf program provides a more technology-rich environment to increase student learning and engagement, offer 24/7 access to academic materials, and decrease student costs. Students benefit from quality academic programs and personalized attention.
Lourdes also offers a wide variety of community outreach programs. The Center for Science Education and the Environment is a great resource for educators seeking professional development opportunities. The center’s hands-on educational programming benefits youth of all ages. The Appold Planetarium, the Koester Greenhouse, and the Lifelong Learning Program offer events for all ages.
Lourdes University is on 127 acres of woodlands in Sylvania, Ohio, 10 miles west of Toledo in Lucas County. The California mission-style architecture reflects the rich history and heritage of the University. This peaceful atmosphere provides the environment for a vibrant, values-centered institution of higher education.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis, Lourdes is grounded in its Franciscan values. We are a community of learning, reverence, and service. To be truly appreciated, Lourdes’ strengths must be experienced. The beauty of the grounds, the grandeur of the buildings, and the spirit of the campus draw people back again and again, whether as a student, alumnus, visitor, or friend.