A young, dynamic university, Nipissing is known for the priority it places on student success and for providing a top-notch student experience. With approximately 3,500 full-time students, our average class size is around 29, and the faculty to student ratio of 26:1 is one of the best in Ontario. Small, interactive classes, combined with supportive, accessible professors, encourage self-expression, collaboration and participation. They also offer ample opportunity for personalized attention, where professors get to know you by name, care about your progress and help you find your voice.
As a primarily undergraduate university, Nipissing is one of the highest ranked in the category of quality of teaching and learning, and offers programs within the faculties of Arts and Science, Applied and Professional Studies and the Schulich School of Education. Undergraduate areas of strength are our Environmental Sciences, Criminal Justice, Physical and Health Education, Business, and Arts programs. Nipissing has also gained a reputation for professional programs in Education and Nursing. Nipissing is now offering a Bachelor of Social Work program. Graduate studies have expanded to include master-level programs in Education, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, History, Kinesiology, Math and Sociology. We also offer a PhD program in Education with a focus on educational sustainability.
Our campus is located in the city of North Bay on a stunning 291 hectares of Canadian Shield forest. We are only a 3.5-hour drive north of downtown Toronto and a 4-hour drive northwest of Ottawa.