As a young and dynamic university with a wide-range of Arts, Science, Professional and Graduate level programs, we get excited about delivering one of the finest post-secondary experiences in the country. Nipissing University is a primarily undergraduate university located on an impressive and natural 720 acres of Canadian Shield forest within the city of North Bay, Ontario —an easy 3.5 hours north of Toronto and 4 hours west of Ottawa. Our focus is on student success, which is assisted by an inclusive community culture, a student to faculty ratio of 23:1, small class sizes that are taught by accessible professors and by offering ample outside-of-the-classroom opportunities for students to roll up their sleeves and learn by doing.
Nipissing is among the highest ranked in the category of quality of teaching and learning. We offer programs within the faculties of Arts and Science, Applied and Professional Studies, and the Schulich School of Education. Nipissing has gained a solid reputation for professional programs in Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing, and Social Work. The School of Graduate Studies offers master programs in Education, Environmental Studies and Environmental Science, History, Kinesiology, Math, and Sociology. It also offers a PhD in Education. Research excellence has increasingly become a priority for the University and, as a result, Nipissing has grown its research culture significantly over the past decade. Nipissing University is attracting tri-council funding, research grants, industry funding, as well as growing an impressive publication record.
As a regional institution, Nipissing has a long history of creating access to education, especially for students from northern communities, and Indigenous, first generation, and international learners. The university continues to build and strengthen connections with Indigenous communities by actively participating in discussions facilitated and supported by the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.