NU Established: 1992

Nipissing University

100 College Dr, North Bay, ON P1B 8L7, Canada

Nipissing University is located in North Bay, on a wooded escarpment overlooking the shores of Lake Nipissing. The university is rooted in a century-old teachers’ college; true to those roots, roughly a third of Nipissing’s students are in the Schulich School of Education.

  • 5,500+
    Total Students
  • CAD 10,826
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 6,255
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid
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Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate institution dedicated to providing a personalized and exceptional student experience in which every student has a chance to learn, grow and chart a path to a successful future. Undergraduate students have opportunities to participate in original research and engage in a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities.

Nipissing has a reputation for innovation. Its renowned Schulich School of Education, the first in Ontario to introduce laptops into the curriculum, offers students the option of practice-teaching in international settings such as Kenya, Cameroon, China, Italy and the U.K.

Nipissing’s campus boasts hiking and snowshoeing trails, cross-country skiing—even a waterfall. The Harris Learning Library features spacious group-study rooms. 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, with access to common areas for socializing.

Nipissing offers master-level graduate programs in education, history, kinesiology, mathematics and environmental science/environmental studies, and a PhD in Education with a focus on educational sustainability.

Researchers at Nipissing focus significant activity on environmental, cultural, societal and educational issues specific to Northeastern Ontario. Nipissing is dedicated to nurturing and supporting scholarship and research.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 6,236 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 18,128 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 9,176 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 20,402 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
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Programs / Degrees at Nipissing University


Bachelor of Arts

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Culture
  • Classical Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Studies
  • Environmental Geography
  • Fine Arts
  • Gender Equality and Social Justice
  • Geography
  • History
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Native Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religions and Cultures
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Science

  • Biology​
  • Computer Science
  • Environment and Physical Geography
  • Environmental Biology and Technology
  • Liberal Science
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

School of Business

  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (Distance Learning)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Distance Learning)​
  • Degree Completion
  • Degree Completion for College Graduates
  • Degree Completion for CAFM Graduates
  • Degree Completion for CGA Students
  • iLEAD
  • Inside the School
  • School of Business Leadership Awards
  • Business Leadership Awards 2015-2016
  • Business Leadership Awards 2014-2015
  • Student Showcase
  • Research
  • Research Committee Reports
  • SBE Research/Travel Support Application Form
  • High School Initiatives
  • Stock Market Game
  • Nipissing Business Challenge
  • Accounting Preparation Quiz

School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Criminal Justice Program Overview
  • Canadian Correctional System Overview
  • Graduate School Application Process
  • Graduate Studies
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

School of Human and Social Development

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Child and Family Studies
  • Social Welfare and Social Development
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
  • Social Work

School of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
  • Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Bridging Program
  • Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Blended Delivery
  • Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP)
  • Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards


  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Sociology - Applied Social Research
  • Master of Education
  • Masters of Environmental Science/Studies
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • PhD in Education with a focus on Educational Sustainability​

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 7.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 100

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 51-200
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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