Nipissing University
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Tuition: $5,707.00  Students: 5,000
100 College Dr.
North Bay, ON      P1B 8L7

Nipissing University

Nipissing University was founded in 1967 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Once an affiliate of Laurentian University in Sudbury, it became an independent university in 1992. Today, it provides undergraduate programs that focus on Nursing, Business, Arts, Science, and Teacher Education. ... continued below

About Nipissing University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The University’s main campus is in North Bay, and it also has two satellite campuses in Southern Ontario: Muskoka and Brantford Campus. Muskoka Campus, located at Bracebridge, provides students the opportunity to take up a full-time or part-time study of three different Science and Arts degrees. The size of each class is small, and it offers Job Search, Peer Tutoring, Job Search, Career Counselling, and Academic Skills Programs resources to students. In 2008, it opened the new Georgian College Facility on Wellington Street. Brantford Campus offers students part-time Masters degree courses and professional development programs. The campus accommodates students who want to live inside the campus. Its two residences have a townhouse style and three-suit style function that students can choose from. For students who are more into environmental sustainability, they may want to try the Ecovillage, which is a student-led project that advocates an environmentally-safe living environment inside the campus.

Student Services and Student Life

The University offers some of these services: Placement Services, Personal Counselling Services, Peer Tutoring, Mentoring and International Services, Disability Services (accessibility plan), Career Counselling, Academic Skills (General Writing, Essays, Math), and Aboriginal Services. It also offers Health and Security Services (Campus Safety Walk Program, Campus Safety Whistle Program, and Emergency Telephones).

The Student Union is the representative body of the students who study at Nipissing University. It is the joint owner of Canadore College (student centre), and a member of the Canadian Federation of Students. There are thirteen student representatives, also known as the NUSU Delegates in the union. They are students from different fields of study: Two from the Muskoka campus, Humanities, Social Sciences, Resdences, Sciences, Graduate Studies, Part-Time, and Mature Students, three from the Faculty of Education, and the Professional Schools. Students who are into meeting people and gaining new friends and experiences can also join the campus clubs available at Nipissing. They include the Art Club, Best Buddies, Campus Free Press, Conservative Club, Dance Ensemble, Habitat for Humanity, History club, King’s Side Chess Society, Near North Voices, Nipissing Canadore Christian Fellowsip, NipissingYOU, Nipissing University Business Community, Nursing Society, Nipsissing University Student Ambassadors, Querrical Up North, Religions and Cultures Club, Sociology Club, Student Political Involvement Network, Students for Literacy, Students on Stage, Women’s Centre, and Zombie Club.

The Nipissing Lakers represent the school in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The most popular sports are the Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Cross Country Running, and Nordic Skiing.

Academic Programs

Nipissing is divided into the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, and the Faculty of Education. There are also two current full-time graduate programs available right now: Master of Arts in History and Master of Education.


Maclean’s magazine graduate survey ranked the college 46th in Canada for Student Services. The Globe and Mail asked students to rate the college, and the grade given was A+ for Residence and Personal Safety and Security on Campus categories. The campus also received a grade of A for Overall Educational Experience, Employment Preparation, and Opportunities to Have Fun on Campus.

North Bay Information

North Bay is located approximately 300km north of Toronto, Ontario and differs in geography from Southern Ontario in that North Bay is situated on the Canadian Shield. The climate in North Bay is common to most places in Northern Ontario. North Bay tends to be a less humid climate than that found in Southern Ontario due somewhat to the distance from the Great Lakes and less warm than some other locations in Northern Ontario due to cooling from Lake Nipissing.

In recent years the city has gained prominence as a hub of arts and culture in Ontario, due to its vibrant community of artists, musicians, actors and writers. North Bay is more economically diverse than many other Northern Ontario communities, although a large percentage of the city's jobs are public sector in nature with health, education and government dominating the list of the city's top employers.


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