Nipissing University’s main campus is located in North Bay, on a wooded escarpment overlooking the shores of Lake Nipissing. The university is rooted in a century-old teachers’ college. True to those roots, roughly a third of Nipissing’s students are in the Schulich School of Education. Nipissing has a welcoming atmosphere, offering dedicated staff for ﬁrst-generation students, professors who are well-trained in learning disabilities, and a hub for five per cent of the student population who identify as Aboriginal. Undergrads have the opportunity to participate in original research to discover their intellectual passions and find their “eureka” moments. “[Students are] receiving education with a lot of quality interaction with professors, and a strong focus on undergraduate research,” says president Michael DeGagné. Nipissing’s campus boasts hiking and snowshoeing trails, cross-country skiing—even a waterfall. The Harris Learning Library features spacious group-study rooms. The new athletic facilities have basketball and volleyball courts, a fitness centre and lab space for researchers in the physical health and education program. Residence rooms are all singles, with access to common areas for socializing.
• Criminal Justice: Students receive a foundation in criminal law and justice policies, develop research methods and analyze crime trends and prevention. Graduates in the policing and corrections streams get a combined bachelor of arts degree and a college diploma from Canadore College in police foundations or community and justice services.
• Nursing: The scholar practitioner program is a two-year B.Sc. open to students who already have a degree in any field. Students are placed with partners in Toronto, such as SickKids Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto Public Health for hands-on training.
• The Schulich School of Education: The program integrates mobile technology in the curriculum; faculty research the use of emerging technologies, such as iPads and smartphones, in the classroom. International teaching practicums are also available.
• Taking Criminological Theory to the Movies: Using cultural or popular criminology as a starting point, students will critically analyze crime films through the lens of criminological theory.
• Examining the Paranormal: This course examines paranormal topics such as ESP, psychokinesis, life after death, and UFO phenomena from a variety of perspectives: historical, philosophical, scientific, and psychological.
|Minimum entering grades||Tuition||Average class size||Undergraduate students||Residence spaces||Graduation and retention rates|
|Arts: 70% to 75%
|$7,030||1st & 2nd year: 26.8
3rd & 4th year: 20.3
|1,025 (approx. 800 reserved for first years)||Graduation: 71%