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    College of the North Atlantic: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    College of the North Atlantic situated in Stephenville, Canada is a public college established in 1997 with a history dating back 50 years since 1963. The college is a post-secondary and education skills training center. In Atlantic, Canada. College of the North Atlantic is the public college of Labrador and Newfoundland, thus making it the biggest institution for tertiary education and training centers in Atlantic Canada.

    College of the North Atlantic offers programs for various certificates and diploma courses. The university has a total full-time enrollment of 7,939, part-time enrollment of 1,510 and enrollment in continuing education of 11,754 students. Thus, the total enrollment of the university is 25000 students. The university has a total of 17 campuses located at various locations. The university has a total faculty of 700+. International students applying to the college should be a minimum of 17 years of age.


    Type of College Public College
    Year of Establishment 1997
    Campus Setting Urban/Suburban
    Total Enrollment Full Time 7,939 Part Time 1,510
    Continuing Education 11,754 Total 25000(approx.)
    Student-Faculty Ratio 4:1
    Number of Campuses 17
    Total Alumni 19,000+
    Total Faculty 700+

    College of The North Atlantic Rankings

    • Ranked 7th in National Universities by Webometrics University Ranking in the year 2020
    • Ranked 369 in North American Continental Universities by Webometrics University Ranking in the year 2020
    • Ranked 12547 in World Universities by Webometrics University Ranking in the year 2020
    • Ranked 86th in National Universities by Unirank University Ranking in the year 2020
    • Ranked 6188 in World Universities by Unirank University Ranking in the year 2020

    College of The North Atlantic Campus

    College of The North Atlantic Campus

    College of The North Atlantic with its headquarter in Stephenville, Canada has 17 campus locations across the region of Newfoundland and Labrador. College of the North Atlantic also has various partner universities in China. It also operates a technical education college in Qatar in the middle east. The headquarter campus is situated along the island portion of west coast.

    Baie Verte Campus

    With 1300 residents, Baie Verte campus of College of the North Atlantic is located in Central Newfoundland. Approximately 70 students per semester are registered for Full-time credit course and around 300 participate in the Continuing Education evening course. This campus also has a Selder Community Employment Corporation of Baie Verte.

    Bay St.George Campus

    It is a large campus consisting of 4 main buildings. This campus has a residence of approximately 170 students. Over 2000 students participate in various courses offered on this campus. This campus offers programs across all academic courses.

    There are 15 other campuses located in this region of Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador which offer various courses across a different stream of academics and training namely Bonavista Campus, Burin Campus, Carbonear Campus, Clarenville Campus, Cornerbrook Campus, Gander Campus, Grand Falls - Windsor Campus, Happy Valley-Goose bay Campus, Labrador West Campus, Placentia Campus, Port aux Basques Campus, Prince Philip Drive Campus, Ridge Road Campus, Seal Cove Campus, St.Anthony Campus.

    College of the North Atlantic offers various student services and on-campus facilities specifically for international students. The students are provided with personal and academic counseling, student tutoring, and other learning resources. Various on-campus events are also organized by the university.

    International students can contact International Student Contact if they need any information regarding on-campus events, accommodation search, orientation, sponsoring agencies, or general advising and counseling.

    Student Housing Facilities at College of The North Atlantic

    On-campus residency is available at the Bay St. George, Burin, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay campuses. The university offers several off-campus housing options around the Newfoundland and Labrador campus. College of Atlantic maintains a list of off-campus housing facilities near each campus so as to ease the process of house hunting by students. The various off-campus option near the Labrador and Newfoundland campus are mentioned-below:

    • Single Room in an Apartment or House
    • Rental Apartments
    • Rental Houses
    • Boarding Houses

    All these off-campus housing options are within walking distance from the college and are easily commutable. Off-campus housing options also include meal options. The cost of a housing facility may vary depending on the type chosen by the student and will lie between $700 to $1000. The average monthly estimated living expense of the international students is tabulated below:

    Expense Cost (in $)
    Housing  $700 - $1000
    Meals $250 - $300
    Transportation $70 - $100

    Programs offered at College of the North Atlantic

    College of the North Atlantic offers programs from various streams of education and academics. Most of these courses are post-secondary education courses. The courses offered are spread across 17 different campuses of College of the North Atlantic in the Stephenville region. College of the North Atlantic in this difficult situation of a global pandemic of COVID -19 is offering education without hurdles through its online education and teaching service.

    Various courses are being offered online namely Business Administration, Office Administration, Business Administration-Accounting, Business Administration - HR, CAS Transition, and various other courses are offered fully online. Many other courses are being offered in a partially online method namely Personal Care Attendant, Automotive Service Technician, Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, and many more.

    Admission Process

    The university offers programs to international students from across the world. The college attracts international students because of the high-quality education, affordable costs, friendly and safe living ambiance, the various services offered by the college, and the world-wide acceptance of its certificates and diplomas.

    International students can apply to the College of the North Atlantic Newfoundland campus and Labrador campus via the below-mentioned application details:

    How to Apply: Students can apply via the Online Application of the university, or via the email. Students can also apply via the regular mail and send the application form included with the payment and the required documents on the below-mentioned address:

    Student Services Division

    College of the North Atlantic
    1 Prince Philip Drive
    P.O. Box 1693
    St. John’s, NL
    Canada A1C 5pc

    Application Fee: Students have to pay a non-refundable application fee of $ 100 per program along with the application form.

    Basic Admission Requirements:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Application Fee
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Official Academic Transcripts issued directly from the issuing institution.
    • Student Study Permit/Student Visa awarded by the Canadian Embassy
    • Official Transcripts of degree certificates issued in the English Language. If the transcripts are in some other language then they should be translated into English by issuing authority or a professional translator.

    Proof of English Proficiency for International Students

    All international students whose mother tongue is not English or in whose country the language of instruction is not English will have to provide proof of English Proficiency so as to be eligible to seek admissions at the university. The university accepts the scores of various tests as proof of English Proficiency. The required minimum score in each of these tests is mentioned-below:

    English Proficiency Test Required Minimum Scores
    TOEFL paper-based 550
    TOEFL internet based 79
    CAEL 60
    TOEFL computer based 213
    IELTS Academic Test 6.0 (overall score)
    MELAB 78

    The academic requirements for each program differ. Thus, students are advised to see programs wise academic requirements to check if they qualify to apply to the college.

    International students applying to the university will have their applications and required documents reviewed by the college. If the college accepts their admissions then the students will be issued a Letter of Acceptance. Once, the Letter of Acceptance is issued students will need to pay the confirmation fee and the tuition fee for the first semester of the program.

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the College of the North Atlantic is mentioned-below:

    Program Fees

    Expense Cost (in $)
    Application Fee $100 per programs
    Confirmation Fee $97 
    Tuition - Regular Term (15-weeks) $3300
    Tuition - Intersession (up to 7 weeks duration) $1650
    Tuition - Continuous Intakes/Trades $220 per week
    Tuition - Part Time Course $925 per course 

    Work Term Fees

    Expense Cost (in $)
    Work Term Fee 1650 per term
    On the Job Fees $220 per week

    Equipment/Material Fees organized by area of study

    Expense Cost (in $)
    Academic Programs $135
    Applied Arts Programs $135
    Business Programs $65
    Engineering Technology Programs $210
    Health Sciences Programs $210
    Trades Programs $210
    Information Technology Programs $65
    Natural Resources Programs $210
    Tourism Studies Programs $135

    Scholarship and Financial Aid for International Students

    The university does not offer scholarships or bursaries to international students studying at the university. But the university offers a searchable database where international students can find scholarships and bursaries to afford study in Canada. These scholarships can be offered to international students once they enroll for a full-time program at the college. The eligibility of these scholarships may vary and depend on the academic performance of the student.

    Alumni Network

    Alumni Network of College of the North Atlantic comprises over 17,000 members. The college offers several benefits to its alumni. The alumni of the college offers benefits such as career services, and continuing education benefits to its alumni. Apart from these the alumni are offered with various other benefits which are mentioned below:

    • TD Insurance
    • Alumni Locator Services
    • Free Lifetime Access to the Library
    • Assistance in planning a Class Reunion
    • Gym Rental Discount and Access at Prince Philip Drive Campus
    • CAA Discounts

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    $ 6,1881st YEAR

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    8 months

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    College of the North Atlantic Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $7,425 / Year

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    College of the North Atlantic Acceptance Rate

    68.0 %

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    College of the North Atlantic enrollment

    College of the North Atlantic Enrollment

    Attendance Cost


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    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
    $7,425 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room
    $3,455 / Year
    Double Room
    $2,815 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Engineering Programs
    Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
    Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs?
    Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals

    College Rating

    Based on 3 Students Rating

    7.6 out of 10
    7.0/10Social Life


    6.7 /10

    I was looking for a college that provides Co-op opportunities for my program and finally found this one and soon after I decided to apply for it. My GPA of 7 helped me to get admitted here. I submitted an online application form costing around $140.

    Course Curriculum :

    The three-year Business Management diploma program gave me a background in business management with an emphasis on the area of Marketing. I acquired a solid understanding of the practices involved in marketing and promoting a product or service.

    7 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    6.7 /10

    Close to home, cheaper tuition. Being close to things you are familiar with makes it easier to stay grounded. Along with being close to home, not having to worry about how I'm getting home and having to wait on buses also plays a huge factor. There isn't enough parking, but if you get there early in the morning you have a chance of getting a ticket.

    Course Curriculum :

    For marketing, the course work is very theory-based, which is good. It's great to know every situation that you could be a part of and be semi-prepared. They also threw in some math courses like stats and economics to understand all perspectives.

    7 /10 academic/food
    4 /10 faculty
    6 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    9.3 /10

    I opted for this particular college because it is the only college in my hometown and I was not ready for the transition to university right after graduating so I chose to stay home for my first year to attend college and have my credits transferred to a university.

    Course Curriculum :

    Good course curriculum that covered everything we needed to know and actually learned something, well taught by the professors. teaching university courses at a college pace makes learning so much less stressful and more enjoyable.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    DSB Fowlow Building, 432 Massachusetts Dr. P.O. Box 5400 Stephenville, NL A2N 2Z6

    Nearby this campus

    • Airport


    Saint-Pierre Airport267.62 km
    Gander International Airport296.00 km
    St. John's International Airport443.84 km
    Inishmaan Aerodrome3409.74 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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