Nipissing University

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Congratulations on your decision to pursue further studies! As a small university, Nipissing has many advantages. Our focus is student success, which is directly related to quality teaching and outstanding student services.

Our top results in national surveys indicate that small class sizes, the availability of faculty to students, opportunities for research, professional placements, experiential learning opportunities, and overall quality of education are all Nipissing advantages that will help you complete your degree and realize your goals.

We offer distance programs in RPN Bridging and Business designed to work around your schedule as a mature learner. If it’s teaching you are hoping to pursue, Nipissing is home to the renowned Schulich School of Education. Interested in studying the outdoors? Nipissing is located on 720 acres of Canadian Shield forest so your lab work can be completed in your own “backyard.” Hoping to help those in need, we offer a credentialed Social Work degree with 900 placements hours -and those are just a few program highlights.

No matter what you choose to study with NU you can count on a supportive learning environment. From professors to academic advisors, to counselling staff and even admissions. Nipissing understands that every students’ situation is unique so you’ll never end up feeling like just a number.

Whether you are looking for the traditional university experience or hoping to fast track your learning, Nipissing offers the best of both worlds with transfer credit pathways to apply your prior studies towards your degree.

About Nipissing University

While the roots of Nipissing University extend back to the 1900's, today we are 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.

Fast Facts​

  • Over 90% of Nipissing students find employment within 6 months of graduating (compared to the Ontario University average of 86.98%).
  • #1 in Mental Health Services among universities in Canada (Maclean's 2020).
  • Average class size = 29.
  • Top 3 in student satisfaction among primarily undergraduate Ontario Universities (Maclean's 2020).
  • Nipissing offers hands on undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities.

Get in touch​

100 College Dr.
North Bay, ON
P1B 8L7

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Please feel free to reach out to Sarah Marinelli directly. She is our dedicated Mature and Transfer recruitment specialist. In her role she helps guide our college transfer applicants through the application and admission process and was even a transfer student herself back in the day. She can be reached at