100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, Ontario P1B 8L7
Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate institution offering students a supportive community with an engaged faculty of teacher-scholars to ensure every student has a chance to grow, lead and chart a path to a successful future. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in original research, interact with faculty and engage in a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities.
The main campus in North Bay is on a stunning 291 hectares of pristine Canadian Shield forest. It offers degrees in applied and professional studies, arts and science, and education. Nipissing’s Schulich School of Education, the only named faculty of education in Canada, is internationally renowned for preparing teachers. Nipissing has two regional campuses. The Muskoka-Bracebridge campus offers degrees in culture and the arts, child and family studies and liberal arts, as well as education. In Brantford, Nipissing delivers a concurrent Bachelor of Education program in a unique two-university partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.
Nipissing has a reputation for innovation. The Schulich School of Education was the first in Ontario to incorporate laptops in the classroom and the curriculum. Education students can choose to practice-teach in international settings such as Kenya, Cameroon, China, Italy and the U.K. Business students receive iPads to enhance classroom learning and connect students..
Nipissing University is known for its commitment to Aboriginal initiatives and the success of Aboriginal students. The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives provides important connections between communities, students, academic programming and support services for Aboriginal students.
Students enjoy small classes where faculty get to know learners, and where students can share with classmates. The university offers students outstanding guaranteed entrance scholarships, awards, on-campus jobs and other opportunities to support their studies.
Nipissing University has graduate programs in education, history, mathematics and environmental science/environmental studies, and has recently launched a PhD in Sustainable Education. Programs are available in a variety of formats from traditional face-to-face classroom lectures and seminars to online and blended learning models that allow students to access learning wherever they are. Nipissing has several programs in partnership with other institutions and a number of international partnerships that provide students with opportunities for study or professional placements abroad.
Faculty members at Nipissing University are committed to engaging students in research and scholarship. Researchers work in diverse fields of study and also focus significant activity on environmental, cultural, societal and educational issues specific to Northeastern Ontario. Nipissing undergraduates can work with faculty in original research and as teaching assistants, opportunities available only to graduate students at most universities. It’s one reason why so many of Nipissing’s undergraduates go on to graduate or professional studies.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,274 - $5,379
Graduate tuition fees: $8,153
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $11,500 - $14,500
Graduate tuition fees: $17,500
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 3,900
Full-time (graduates): 70
Part-time (undergraduates): 2,300
Part-time (graduates): 250
* Source: Council of Ontario Universities