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 campus boasts hiking and snowshoeing trails, cross-country skiing—even a waterfall. Nipissing offers a welcoming atmosphere, a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1 and a host of opportunities for experiential learning. Undergrads also have the opportunity to participate in original research.

“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.”

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. The NUSU Student Centre provides students with space to study and socialize. The multi-use facility features office space for the student union and a student quad with outdoor seating. Nipissing will formally launch the new Simulation Centre this April. The centre offers an immersive and interactive learning environment designed to replicate a variety of real-life situations, procedures and environments for students from a range of disciplines including nursing, social work and more.

Campus Buzz

Nipissing students have two new spots to gather, with On the Rocks, a campus nightclub, and Bay Bistro, a licensed restaurant, both in the NUSU Student Centre. 

Standout Programs

• Physical and Health Education: Study the science of human movement and apply it through practical physical education courses and community placements. A broad range of courses cover areas including teaching, coaching and kinesiology.

• History: Students in this program, which features small, seminar-style classes and experiential learning, explore diverse historical themes and develop an informed social perspective.

• Environment and Physical Geography: Enhanced by Nipissing’s northern location, this program covers a diverse field, including weather and climate, landforms, biogeography, hydrology and geology. Students benefit from research opportunities, field trips and internships.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)

$7,435 ($7,790 out-of-province students)

Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 70-75% | Science: 70-83% | Commerce: 70%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 3,590 | Part-time: 1,291

Graduates: Full-time: 171 | Part-time: 1

International Students: First-year: 4.8% | Graduate: 6.4%

Housing Facts

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

Residence Costs: Apartment-style: $6,397 to $7,140

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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