Nipissing University

100 College Drive, North Bay, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Nipissing University College was formed in 1967 as an affiliate of Laurentian University. Nipissing University received its charter as an independent University in 1992. Today, Nipissing is proud to be a primarily undergraduate university with a reputation for excellence in teacher education, arts, science and professional programs.

Students will 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. Nipissing is committed to playing a positive role in the educational, social, cultural and economic life in all of the communities it serves.

Why Nipissing University

  • Beautiful Escarpment Campus: Nipissing University is situated on an escarpment overlooking Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ontario. Nipissing is considered one of the safest universities in Canada. It's centrally located, just 3.5 hours north of Toronto and only 4 hours northwest of Ottawa. There are many year-round activities to enjoy, both on and off-campus. From viewing the beautiful fall colours along Duchesney Falls in September to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, students will have every opportunity to enjoy 20 kilometres of trails right on-campus. Students can sign out cross-country skis and snowshoes free-of-charge from the Athletics Centre.

  • Highly-Ranked School: Nipissing is consistently ranked amongst the top in the country for: student satisfaction, student support services, residence life, mental health services, and all kinds of other student supports. Top quality programs and professors, paired with highly ranked support services, create an environment where students can thrive.

  • Strong Campus Community: Nipissing offers a friendly campus and a commitment to providing one of the best undergraduate experiences among universities in Canada. Enjoy a more personalized approach to education with supportive professors and small class sizes. Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and explore their interests. Nipissing allows students to decide how to shape their lives and provides access to all the academic, financial, and personal support systems students need to succeed.

  • Dual Degrees: Nipissing offers a wide variety of dual degrees which enable students to earn two degrees quickly. Students can combine Business with an Arts or Science program and complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in as little as five years. This dual degree allows students to study a wider range of general interest and career specific subjects. Students can also choose a Concurrent Education program which leads to earning both an honours undergraduate degree and a Bachelor of Education.


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