Sault Ste. Marie, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1965established year

    Algoma University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Algoma University, Canada was established in 1965 as Algoma College, affiliated to Laurentian University in Sudbury. In 2008, the University was granted its charter to operate as a fully autonomous university and became the 19th university in Ontario, Canada. Algoma University – an undergraduate-only institution is fully committed in its mission to be a teaching-oriented university that cultivates and promotes inclusive, respectful and safe cross-cultural learning community that values the opportunities to learn from staff, students, and visitors from communities in Northern Ontario as well as from all parts of the world. It is the smallest University in Ontario. Through the three faculties of the school namely Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Humanities, Algoma University offers more than 30 academic programs in different fields of study.

    Key Features

    • 74th by UniRank out of selective 99 universities in Canada.
    • Recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
    • Algoma offers admissions to Canadian, U.S., and international students for either full-time or part-time courses.
    • Algoma offers financial aid to its students through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Scholarships, Bursaries, and Work-Study.
    • It comprises of two satellite campuses, in Timmins and Brampton offering degrees in social work and community development, and BBA correspondingly.
    • Algoma is inclined towards research area for which NORDIK institute which works in association with CESD and Algoma, mentors’ new researchers out of university.


    Type of University Public
    Number of Academic Programs offered 30
    Strength of Students 1600
    Student: Faculty Ratio 14:1
    Percentage of International Students 27% (around 30 countries)
    Famous for Computer Science Program
    Domestic Tuition Fee per year CAD 6,327
    International Tuition Fee per year CAD 16,431
    Language Requirements for International Students TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, CanTEST, CAEL and Pearson Test of English (PTE)


    • The University was initially located at the present-day Sault College site where classes were offered in portable buildings before moving to the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School building.
    • Presently, the university is housed in three campuses at Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, and Timmins
    • The Sault Ste. Marie campus is the university’s main campus with a strategic location that exposes students to all the amenities of a big city like sports, entertainment, festivals, cultural activities, shopping, etc
    • The main campus is characterized by innovative facilities like the Speakeasy Theatre, Wishart Library, and the new 21.4 CAD million LEED-certified Essar Convergence Centre (ECC), which is ultimately a hub for teaching, research, and commercial activities
    • The main campus also houses the George Leach Centre (GLC) gymnasium with amenities such as badminton, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton courts, indoor jogging and walking tracks, etc.
    • Located in the heart of historic downtown Brampton is the Brampton Campus of the University. The campus site offers students the vibe of a vibrant city with opportunities to enjoy great places such as restaurants, shops, entertainment, arts, parks, and culture.
    • The Timmins Campus of the university is home to the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology
    • Students at the Timmins campus have full free access to the fitness facilities which includes saunas, weight room, cardio machines, and squash courts
    • Students of the institution study in small, supportive classrooms affording them one-on-one contact with the professors which inarguably is the ideal classroom environment.
    • Students are encouraged to participate in Algoma University Student Union (AUSU), Social Work and athletic activities


    • Algoma University provides a comfortable, safe, and convenient on-campus residence for first-year, at Sault Ste. Marie campus.
    • Residence halls in Algoma include Algoma dormitory (first-year residence), spirit village dormitories, and spirit village townhouses
    • Facilities in Algoma Dormitory includes: fully-furnished bedroom with a single bed, desk, and wardrobe, bathroom, High-speed wireless Internet connection, local phone service, Study space, Elevator access, Laundry facility, Mailroom
    • A meal plan is mandatory in both the Algoma Dormitory and Spirit Village International Dormitory
    • There is private, single rooms feature in Algoma's dormitories or townhouses
    • The residence halls and apartments are centrally located on campus and are within a few minutes’ walk to almost all facilities on campus
    • The amenities available at Timmins Campus hall of residence rooms include: private four-piece bathroom, closet, bed, desk, drawer, chair, lamp, cable TV and internet, a large common kitchen, lounges, laundry facilities, and a games room
    • Application for housing attract an application fee of 50 CAD
    • After the completion of the housing application, a deposit of 500 CAD is required of all students. This fee is for spot reservation at the residence hall and it is deducted from the total residence fees
    • Fees for rooms in halls of residence and residential apartment ranges from 9,300 CAD to 11,400 CAD per year


    • Academic programs are offered in the three campuses of the university
    • Algoma University is not offering any graduate program
    • The Brampton campus is home to programs such as Business Administration, Finance and Economics, computer science, psychology, law and justice, and environmental studies. These programs come with their distinctive specializations
    • Graduate certificates programs in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, and Information Technology are also offered at the Brampton campus.
    • Algoma University through the Timmins Campus provides diploma-to-degree programs with the opportunity for students to study online at the comfort of their living at home.
    • Programs like the Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Art in Community Development is also offered by Algoma University on the campus of Northern College in Timmins
    • Mode of lecture delivery at Timmins campus includes; in-person by Algoma University instructor based in Sault Ste. Marie, who travels to Timmins for classes, interactive video conference from Algoma U’s home campus in Sault Ste. Marie or by qualified Algoma University instructors based in Timmins.
    • The school also offer experiential learning, co-operative education, and exchange programs
    • Study abroad opportunity is also available to students to get them immersed in an exceptional international learning experience

    Application Process

    International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

    • Application portal: Online Application
    • Application fee: 125 CAD
    • Supporting Documents-
      • Secondary School Certificate
      • Higher Secondary School Certificate (CBSE/ISC/State Board)
      • Proof of English Language proficiency
      • Copy of Passport with photograph page
      • Specific program requirements

    Digital copies of the supporting documents can be emailed to while hard copies are required to be sent to:

    International Admissions

    Algoma University
    1520 Queen Street East
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
    P6A 2G4

    Admission Deadlines: N/A

    Presented on the table below are the minimum English language requirements for international students whose first language is English

    Test Undergraduate
    IELTS 6.0
    TOEFL iBT 79
    PTE Academic 63
    Duolingo 110


    • Applicants who cannot meet the English language requirements can be admitted to the university’s English for Academic Purposes Program (EAPP).
    • Students who complete the program at level 4 or 5 with a grade of 80% and above will deem to have satisfied the English Language requirement, and students will earn 3 credits toward their academic studies
    • This EAPP Pathway option to satisfy English Language Requirements is not available to students applying to any programming in the School of Business and Economics.
    • Students applying for admission at the Timmins campus of the institution are assessed on an individual basis.

    Cost of Attendance

    It is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. The estimated cost presented below is the tuition and student fees for the 2020 Spring semester.

    Items Amount (CAD)
    Tuition 10,426.67
    Required Fees 805.20
    Health Insurance 320
    Housing 5,410.00
    Meal Plan 4,600
    Total 21,561.87

    Financial Aid

    • Algoma University offers some of the best attainable scholarship awards and financial aids in Ontario.
    • Scholarships are need-based and merit-based
    • Although some scholarships are awarded automatically strictly based on grades (known as Entrance awards), others still require applications from students (Application awards)
    • Athletic scholarships are also awarded to incoming students
    • There are also external scholarship opportunities for international students.
    • International undergraduate students are eligible to apply for different forms of scholarships
    • Entrance Bursaries, need-based financial aid is also awarded to first-year students at Algoma University.
    • International Entrance Scholarships available at Algoma University include:
      • Chancellor Awards worth 5,000 CAD renewable for three additional years (total of 20,000 CAD) awarded based on A+ average on previous academic record and specific language requirements
      • President’s Award 2,500 CAD non-renewable Based on A average on previous academic record
      • Dean’s Award worth 1,000 CAD non-renewable Based on B+ average on previous academic record
      • Award of Excellence worth 500 CAD non-renewable Based on B average on previous academic record



    • Access to school facilities
    • Networking
    • Career opportunities

    Notable Alumni:

    • Michael Cachagee – Human Right Activist
    • Ryan Harnden – Canadian Curler
    • Kevin Hodson – Ice hockey player


    • The Algoma University graduates have the lowest unemployment rate and the highest lifetime earnings in Ontario
    • Career Services at Algoma provides students with the necessary tools to gain both paid and volunteer experience on- and off-campus.
    • Algoma University also organize Online Career Fair where students are exposed to organizations that meet their employment needs
    • All members of the University community have unlimited free access to online learning through

    Bachelor of Computer Science [B.C.S]

    full time | co-op | Course Based
    $ 14,6291st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration



    9.2 / 10

    Bachelor Biology

    full time | honours
    $ 13,7141st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration



    6.2 / 10
    $ 13,7141st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Offered by School of Business and Economics, Algoma University


    7.8 / 10

    Bachelor of Accounting [B.Acc]

    full time | Course Based
    $ 14,6291st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Offered by School of Business and Economics, Algoma University


    9 / 10

    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Economics

    full time | co-op | Course Based
    $ 13,7141st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Offered by School of Business and Economics, Algoma University

    Algoma University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $13,714 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    2 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :


    Algoma is a small university offering courses to around 1440 students. One can apply to Algoma University year round. The start dates are in September, January, and May every year. Students can apply directly on the official website of Algoma University. For admission requirements of international students, Algoma requires a score of 65% on an average for almost all the courses offered by the university and along with that, proof of language proficiency for non-native English speakers.

    Apply today to start your journey with Algoma.

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Language Proficiency

    Algoma University Acceptance Rate

    76.0 %

    acceptance rate


    total applicants


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    Undergraduate Programs
    Total Applicants
    Total Enrolled

    Algoma University enrollment

    Algoma University Enrollment
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    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $13,714 / Year
    On Campus
    Residence Room
    $5,410 / Year
    Meal Plan
    $4,600 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Language Programs
    Languages Canada
    Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
    Canadian Association for Social Work Education


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 16 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.9/10Social Life


    7.7 /10

    I got to know about this university from one of my cousin who did his certificate course from this university. At the time of my admission, she was in the university, so she helped me a lot through out the process. I had certain screening rounds followed by an interview which were of normal difficulty level. My online application cost was $120.

    Course Curriculum :

    By combining the both, finance and economics programs, my course curriculum emphasizes the financial analysis and management side of economics and business administration. It basically concentrated on theory, applications, and explorations in current and policy related issues at the regional, national, and international level. My course duration was of four years.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    When I was in my school, while attending a seminar on higher education topic, I came across this university and its infra structure. Since then, I decided to pursue my graduation from this university. The admission process here was quite normal and easy as I had more than sufficient marks in essential qualifications.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course duration was four years which further divided into semesters. I had been given here plenty of opportunities to network and build upon my connections in the business world. My course curriculum had provided me the necessary skills needed to succeed in life along with fundamental understanding of business. Here I was able to constantly interacting with business professionals and institutions in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding Algoma region.

    10 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    This university has a good reputation. And has my specific course with good electives. The fee structure of the university is good comparative to other universities. The crowd of the university is quite diverse so more chance to interact with people from different cultures and learn from them.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum and academic structure of the university or of Canda in general is fine. Not so great not that bad. Because we only get one or two classes per subject in a week. Comparing it to the tuition fees, it's not quite just but still the education is good.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    To choose a suitable university for myself, I took help from a counselling agency as I didn't know much about this country. They helped me in shortlisted few university according to my grades and interest and I applied to all the universities and among them, I only received acceptance letter from here, so I decided to opt for it. By paying an application fee of $125, I applied here through the online portal of the official website.

    Course Curriculum :

    My 4-year program helped me gain a strong understanding of managerial accounting, income taxation, finance, auditing, and analysis of general and management practices. The curriculum also helped me develop the intellectual ability to effectively organize, manage and lead teams, analyze and solve complex problems. Some of the courses that I learned in this program include Commercial Law, Intermediate Accounting, Introduction to Canadian Business, Introductory Financial Accounting, etc.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.2 /10

    It is among the oldest universities of Canada and the alumni network of this university is well connected around the world and this will be really helpful for me while finding a good job opportunity. So, I decided to be a part of this institute. I applied here by using the online admission portal of the university for which I was required to pay an amount of $125.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through the course, I'm developing a solid foundation in data structure, programming, assembly language programming, computer organization, operating systems, theory, software engineering, and computer networking. Along with this, I'm also gaining a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the study of algorithms, programming languages, hardware architecture, systems software, application software, and tools.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    1520 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2G4

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Pharmacy
    • Restaurant
    • Airport
    • Shopping Mall
    • Hospital
    • Train Station

    Book Store

    Algoma University Bookstore0.09 km
    The Rad Zone2.36 km
    Stork & Bundle3.10 km
    Friends Of The Library Book Store3.24 km
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    Metro Pharmacy1.19 km
    Apothecarium Pharmacy1.59 km
    Food Basics Pharmacy2.89 km
    Loblaw pharmacy3.47 km
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    Soo Seaplane Base2.14 km
    Sault Ste Marie Heliport2.46 km
    Sanderson Field Municipal Airport (ANJ)6.43 km


    Group Health Centre2.37 km
    Elgin Intergral Health Ctr3.74 km
    Bayshore Home Health3.94 km
    Group Health Centre Employee AssistanceServices3.96 km
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    Bus Station

    1520 Queen Street East0.17 km
    1468 Queen Street East0.20 km
    1469 Queen Street East0.26 km
    1394 Queen Street East0.32 km
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    JC Sakura1.29 km
    KFC1.30 km
    Antico Ristorante2.52 km
    Minellis2.89 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Wellington Square Mall2.33 km
    Pine Plaza2.84 km
    Cambrian Mall3.32 km
    Station Mall3.92 km
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    Train Station

    Algoma Central Railway4.29 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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