Nipissing University

Founded 1992 | North Bay, ON

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, on a wooded escarpment overlooking the shores of Lake Nipissing. The university, rooted in a century-old teachers’ college, offers a welcoming atmosphere, a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1 and a host of opportunities for experiential learning. Undergrads have the opportunity to participate in original research to discover their intellectual passions and find their “eureka” moments.

“Our small classes and tight-knit community provide exceptional opportunities for students to grow professionally and personally in a supportive environment,” says president Kevin Wamsley. “The natural landscape that surrounds our modern infrastructure offers an inspiring environment for learning both inside the classroom and outdoors through land-based education.”

Nipissing’s campus boasts hiking and snowshoeing trails, cross-country skiing—even a waterfall. The Harris Learning Library features spacious group-study rooms, while the athletic facilities have basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness centre and lab space for researchers in the physical health and education program. Residence rooms are all singles and have access to common areas for socializing. The NUSU Student Centre opened two years ago, providing students with space to study and socialize. The multi-use facility also features office space for the student union, a student quad with outdoor seating, as well as a restaurant and nightclub.

Standout Programs

• Indigenous Studies: This program takes a holistic approach in order to reflect the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of the study of Indigenous cultures, philosophies, literature, histories and contemporary issues.

• Data Science: The program combines foundational studies in math and computer science. Students develop career skills through internships and undergraduate research.

• Physical and Health Education: Students learn about human movement while taking part in research, community placements and physical activities.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,165 ($7,454 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70-75% | Science: 70-78% | Commerce: 70%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,707 | Part-time: 1,238

Graduates: Full-time: 185 | Part-time: 1

International Students: First-year: 3.5% | Graduate: 4.9%

Male-Female Ratio: 31 to 69

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 974 (500 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $6,092 to $6,800

Cool Courses

• Literature on the Land: Students meet in an outdoor setting to study literary works by Anishinaabeg and settler writers about the land where they now live and study.

• Artificial Neural Network Computing: This course introduces students to ANN computing and its uses, such as pattern and image recognition.

Student Life on Campus

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