Nipissing University

Canada, Ontario, North Bay

While the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900’s with the North Bay Normal School, Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University.

Nipissing University received its charter as an independent University in 1992, and was created to specifically address the needs of Northern Ontario. Nipissing’s strategic priorities regarding the student experience as well as academic and research excellence is grounded in this commitment.

Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science, professional programs and with four distinct nursing programs, is proportionally the most nursing intensive university in Ontario.

Nipissing’s strategic focus on student success and experience has translated into consistent top rankings in the country in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. Students find themselves in a high-quality academic environment that is student-focused and based on personal teaching practices, innovative approaches to learning, and a growing research culture.

Access and equity have been a longstanding priority of Nipissing with a focus on students who, without interventions and support, might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education. For example, Nipissing has experienced continued growth in the enrollment of full-time first generation students, increases in the number of students with disabilities, and the number of full-time Indigenous students enrolled at the University.


Services & Amenities

Student Enrollment
Foreign Student Enrolment
Off Campus Housing, Optional On Campus Dorms
Four Seasons, Snow
Gender Restriction
Study Types
Master's Degree, Certificate, Bachelor's Degree
Gap year
Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Sociology, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Archaeological Monitoring, Bilingualism, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Digital Classics, Digital Humanities, Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention - Autism Spectrum Disorders, Environmental Management, Forest Resource Management and Conservation, Game Design and Development, Geomatics, Health Studies and Gerontology, iLEAD Business Experience, Neuroscience, Program Evaluation and Applied Research, Study of State Violence, Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Business Analytics, Child and Family Studies, Classical Studies, Commerce, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Economics, Education, English Studies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Leadership, Environment and Physical Geography, Environmental Biology and Technology, Environmental Geography, Finance, Fine Arts, Gender Equality and Social Justice, Geography, History, Human Resources, Indigenous Studies, International Business, Liberal Arts, Liberal Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical and Health Education, Policing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religions and Cultures, Social Welfare and Social Development, Social Work, Sociology, Sustainable Development
Sport Teams
Cheerleading, Dance, Men's Rowing, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Men’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer, Men’s Volleyball, Nordic Skiing, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rowing, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball