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

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    Established in December of 1992, the Nipissing University is a public institute in North Bay, Ontario, Canada known for its excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs. The 27 year old University has been home to more than 100,000. The enrollment for the latest term at this renowned higher education institute of Canada is more than 5,000 students which include more than 4% international students.

    The university offers more than 40 programs out of which more than 15 courses are offered to the undergraduate students. Officially accredited by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, the institute observes a student-faculty ratio of 26:1 which ensures quality education and individual attention for all its candidates. It even offers free tuition for first-year students who have an average of 90% or more.

    The institute has a research funding of CAD 350000 from NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR and is thus a coveted choice among candidates across the globe. Nipissing University admissions are avuvale in 3 iatkos of Fall, Winter and Summer and has an acceptance rate of over 60% which makes it a moderately selective organization in the country. University graduates have an employment rate of around 91% within the first six months post completing their degrees and thus end up landing some of the brilliant high-paying jobs in Canada.


    • The university is ranked #1 for Student Services programs across Ontario.
    • It is further ranked #2 across the nation for Undergraduate Studies.
    • The institute has also been honored at 56th in Canada by webometrics rankings survey.


    Type of University Public
    Number of Programs 50
    Faculty Members 195
    Number of Students 4,833
    Number of Undergraduate students 4,645
    Number of Graduate students 153
    Number of International students 36
    Tuition Fee Range CAD 12,500- CAD 15,000
    Test scores accepted TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, CAEL, PTE, CAE, IB
    Language used English
    Minimum Test Scores Required IELTS-6.5, TOEFL-86

    Programs, Campus and Accommodation


    • Nipissing University’s campus is centrally located in Ontario near Lake Nipissing in the North Bay
    • The campus shares a vibrant destination with 3.5 hours drive from Toronto and 4 hours drive from Ottawa.
    • The University is accessible to the nearest train and airport facilities at a routine 15 minutes journey.
    • The university runs a private portal that provides the students with necessities ranging from textbooks and accessories to the official merchandise of the University.
    • It is rated as the safest place to study in Canada with a total population of North Bay counted at 54,000.
    • It also has a second campus Brantford which is a satellite campus of Nipissing University and offers professional development courses and part-time masters of education courses.

    Housing facilities/Residence

    • The institute provides accommodation to its students in either the suite-styled or townhouse-style complexes available on the campus.
    • The on-campus residence halls are granted only to the Undergraduate students. Graduate students are not applicable to this program.
    • The Suite-styled complex accommodates 4 students at a time. Whereas, the Townhouse-styled complex accommodates 6 students at a time.
    • Some common amenities include:
      • Smoke-free accommodation policy
      • Centralized CCTV security
      • Personalized television in the living room and bedroom
      • Games room
      • Social lounges


    • The university provides a plethora of courses for international students including undergraduate, graduate and certification courses.
    • The University offers more than 40 undergraduates, 7 graduate and 17 certification programs annually.
    • These programs are divided into 2 faculties and 4 schools which are as follows:
      • Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies
      • Faculty of Arts and Science
      • Schulich School of Education
      • School of Graduate Studies
      • School of Nursing
      • School of Business
      • School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
      • School of Human and Social Development
    • The most popular programs for undergraduate studies include Computer Science, Economics, Nursing, Business, History, among otters.
    • Some reputed graduation programs are Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in Sociology, Master of Education, Master of Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Kinesiology
    • It also offers flex time for working professionals to study while continuing employment. They can choose from the schedules like online via Blackboard Learn; on-site over a series of weeknight sessions; on-site over a series of weekends.

    Nipissing University Application Process

    How to apply?

    Application portal: Applicants shall apply for online applications at the Ontario Universities’ Application Center (OUAC)

    Application Fee: CAD 130

    Application deadline: Applicants should send in their application requests before January 1 to be considered for priority admissions.

    Biasc Admission Requirements: Applicants must follow the checklist of documents to avoid any last-minute rejection:

    • Official transcripts of high school or equivalent secondary school attended.
    • Proof of name change if the name differs in the high transcripts and admission form.
    • Scorecard of English Proficiency Test taken. Applicants can check the expected cutoff for consideration of their application:
    Test Score
    TOEFL 83 iBT
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 58

    General Requirements for undergraduate programs

    1. Candidates must be at least 17 years of age.
    2. Scanned copies of original transcripts of secondary school grades.
    3. Proof of English Language proficiency.

    General Requirement for Graduate programs

    1. Resume
    2. Letter of Intent
    3. Proof of graduation (copy of degree certificate, provisional certificate, marks sheets, etc.)
    4. Transcripts from post-secondary studies
    5. Proof of English Language Proficiency
    6. Letter of Reference

    Nipissing University Cost of Attendance

    For all the prospective students of the institute seeking admission in the coming sessional term, an estimated cost of living in Canada is as been tabulated below

    Expenditure Cost
    Tuition CAD 13,000-CAD 23,300
    Ancillary Fees 1,100 CAD
    Bus Pass 250 CAD
    Books and Supplies 2,000 CAD
    Meals 5,000 CAD

    The due dates for the submission of payment are as follows:

    Term Date
    Fall fees 6th September
    Winter fees 10th January

    Scholarships/Financial Aid

    The university runs an exclusive chain of scholarships in Canada for international students. More than 75% of students renew their scholarships every term. The last date for scholarship form submission is April 1.

    A few notable scholarships available for the students include:

    • Chancellor’s Award: CAD 10,000
    • Schulich Education Scholarships: CAD 7,000
    • Entrance Awards: CAD 500-CAD 3,000
    • President’s Scholarship: 3,000 CAD
    • Carl Sanders Scholarship: 2,500 CAD
    • Schulich Education Scholarship: 7,000 CAD

    Alumni Network

    Nipissing University has a strong alumni network of 34,000. Alumni regularly organize activities and events, which range from special interest activities. The institute offers a number of benefits to its alumni like access cards to avail discounts at partnered stores and services, insurance assistance, etc.

    Some of the Past Recipients of the Distinguished Award are Aengus Finnan, Sylvie Vannier, Kristopher Stevens and Rob Graham, Paul Heinrich and Dr. Glynn Sharpe, Ted Weltz, Kimberly Burley and Judy Derick, Philomena Bonis, among others.

    $ 15,9741st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline



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    $ 15,9741st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    $ 15,9741st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline


    Master of Science [M.Sc] Kinesiology

    full time | Thesis Based
    $ 16,8051st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 17,6131st YEAR

    3 years

    Course Duration

    Apr 01

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available

    Nipissing University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    DLI Number
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $17,780 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    38 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    April 1

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    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
    $17,780 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $16,807 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
    Education Programs
    Ontario College of Teachers
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing


    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants

    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.7 out of 10
    8.0/10Social Life


    10.0 /10

    My cousin sister had done her undergraduate degree from this university and when she came to know that I was thinking of which university would be best to apply to, she suggested this university for its academic excellence and warmth. I had applied through the online portal along with $130 and had mailed my transcripts to the University Admissions office.

    Course Curriculum :

    My program was really good. I learnt a great deal on subjects such as international business,finance and entrepreneurship. The skills I learnt through this program , have given me the confidence to start my own business in the near future.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    I first found out about nipissing through a school fair at my school. It was a really awesome course and the gentleman giving the presentation was fantastic. After farther research I finically got to go see the school and I felt super at home right away. The program was the best I had seen and the Nipissing community was everything I imagined for my university career! Alsng with feeling so at home the class sizes and student services/activities available here were amazing and just want I wanted!

    Course Curriculum :

    So far it's been really great. All of my courses are either helping me pursue my career in policing or helping with General life skills. The course curriculum is expected to get better and I'm excited to have things even more specific towards policing as a career!

    7 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    It had very small class sizes that allowed the profs to get to know they're students better which I think is really important. Also, their dorms are more like apartments with separate bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a bathroom you only share with one other person.

    Course Curriculum :

    My program focuses a lot on the law but there are some classes that are just unnecessary. For example, learning classical and contemporary sociology may be interesting but it adds no value to what I want to be and the same with the required six credits of science.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    6.2 /10

    I read that the class sizes were smaller which would provide me with better interactions with professors. The nursing program there is spectacular with a great simulation program to allow students to act out real-life situations on a fake patient.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is good however many of the classes taught were common sense (ethics, leadership, etc.). I learned everything I know from labs and from my clinical practice, not from the courses.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    2 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    3 /10 extracurricular
    100 College Dr, North Bay, ON P1B 8L7

    Nearby this campus

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

    Book Store

    Campus Book Store0.03 km
    Darkhorse Comics3.88 km
    Mudshark4.14 km
    Canadore College Campus Shop4.27 km
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    North Bay Regional Health Centre0.97 km
    North Bay General Hospital1.51 km
    Head to Toe Clinic2.39 km
    CML HealthCare Laboratory Services2.69 km
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    Shopping Mall

    McKeown Commons1.93 km
    Algonquin Square2.05 km
    Northgate Shopping Centre5.08 km
    Dixon Electric6.12 km

    Bus Station

    Education Centre0.34 km
    College Dr at Monastery Rd (N)0.34 km
    Governors House0.40 km
    College Dr at Monastery Rd (S)0.40 km
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    Hospital Helipad0.97 km
    North Bay VOR-DME YYB 115.4 101X4.86 km
    North Bay Jack Garland Airport5.24 km
    Russian Air Cargo Location.6.18 km
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    Train Station

    North Bay5.26 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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