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 22 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 new NUSU Student Centre opened last fall, 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 slated to open later this year.

Standout Programs

• Nursing: Study the science behind nursing in student-centred classes and develop key skills in health-care delivery through hands-on learning and clinical experience at North Bay Regional Health Centre and agencies throughout the region.

• Data Science: Combine foundational studies in math and computer science and get hands-on application of data science technologies. Take advantage of internships and undergrad research.

• Business: Choose from a range of specializations including international business, accounting, finance and marketing. A new co-op option offers experiential learning opportunities.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

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

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,581 · Part-time: 1,261

Graduates: Full-time: 180 · Part-time: 2

International Students: First-year: 0.7%

Graduate: 4.4%

Male-female Ratio: 31 to 69

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 950 (500 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $5,817 to $6,525

Cool Courses

• Gender and Social Media: Draws on feminist cultural studies; topics include citizen journalism, e-commerce and gaming.

• 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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