Algoma University

Founded 1964 | Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Algoma University is an undergraduate-only institution, offering degrees in more than 30 programs, including environmental science, business and studies in Anishinaabemowin. Class sizes are small, and there are opportunities for students to assist faculty in conducting research and to be published alongside faculty—a strong advantage when it comes to employment or grad school.

“Our approach to education, undergrad research opportunities, relevant programming and our role in cultivating cross-cultural learning between Indigenous communities and other communities prepares our students to tackle the most pressing issues of our time,” says president Asima Vezina.

The main campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of the Great Lakes. Students can participate in clubs, intramural activities and varsity sports. The campus features centres for international students (the Globe) and Indigenous students (Anishinaabe Student Life Centre). The Experiential Learning Hub is a collaborative space that focuses on research and innovation, and helps students build the skills employers seek. A major expansion of the School of Computer Science and Technology has modernized labs and increased capacity. Meanwhile, Algoma is developing Mukwa Waakaa’igan, a cultural welcoming centre dedicated to teaching, learning and reconciliation. Algoma also offers degree programs in Timmins and Brampton. The Brampton campus is expanding with new classrooms and labs; a Student Welcome Centre is slated to open this year.

Standout Programs

• Computer Game Technology and Creative Arts: This computer science specialization is designed for students interested in the artistic aspects of computer games. It includes courses in English and fine arts.

• Health, Wellness and Addictions: This program considers individual, community and historical perspectives with a focus on the needs of northern Ontario.

• Business of Esports Specialization: Students learn about business management while gaining expertise in a growing industry; opportunities for professional networking and to participate in esports events.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 65% | Science: 65-70% | Commerce: 70% | Engineering: 70%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 1,345 | Part-time: 312

International Students: First-year: 38.6%

Male-Female Ratio: 50 to 50

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 197 (92 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $8,526 to $11,146

Apartment-style: $5,510

Cool Courses

• Climate Change Biology: Examine consequences of climate change while acquiring skills to formulate effective responses.

• Ceremonial and Artistic Practices in the Guatemalan Highlands: Students travel to Guatemala during reading week to take part in a range of activities.

Student Life on Campus

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