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Nipissing University

Nipissing University is where it’s at! Set in a picture-perfect landscape we foster a tight knit community and are known for our small class sizes, first-rate accessible professors, personalized experience and some of the best residences in the country. Come see for yourself why Nipissing is right where you belong!



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. 


Undergraduate students who wish to plan their programs or who need advice on any academic matter should consult an Academic Advisor.

This may include, but is not limited to:

  • planning for degree programs,
  • choosing courses,
  • clarifying academic procedures or regulations,
  • determining academic standing,
  • experiencing academic difficulty,
  • utilizing college advanced standing or university transfer credits,
  • requesting a course overload,
  • obtaining a letter of permission to take courses from another university (on-campus or through distance education),
  • planning around extended medical absences,
  • planning program/courses for an international exchange,
  • waiving of program requirements/academic regulations through academic appeal/petition


Nipissing University actively supports quality research that creates a deeper, clearer understanding of the world. Excellent research could change the way we think and act. Research that creates paradigm shifting ideas or generates practical knowledge helps us to understand our world and to address immediate issues. Research also fuels teaching.


For Nipissing University Students and Alumni looking for assistance with the transition from the university setting to the workplace, please refer to our career development and education website.​

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

We place students at the core of our educational mission through the delivery of innovative, efficient, and effective programs and services. We strive to ensure that the Office of Student Development and Services offers the gateway to enriched academic and personal development for each student. We respect diversity and strive to create a living and learning community that is accessible and supportive to all.

Housing services

Student Accessibility Services supports students studying at our North Bay campus, as well as students studying at a distance. Various testing accommodations including additional time, distraction-reduced writing space, assistive technology, etc. are available to all students registered with our office provided that their documentation supports the accommodation. Students will learn about their eligibility for testing accommodations once they meet with their Accessibility Consultant who will review their documentation and determine the appropriate supports.

Library services

The Harris Learning Library opened in June 2011 and stands at the heart of the shared Nipissing University and Canadore College campus. Although based at the North Bay Campus, the Harris Learning Library services extend to students located at our other campuses, or studying on their own.

ICT services

Technology Services (UTS) is dedicated to assisting all members of the Nipissing University community make effective use of a wide range of information technologies. Highly skilled and customer service oriented staff ensure University members are able to optimize their academic and professional endeavors through the use of technology.

Medical services

Between your employer and a number of area pharmacies, the Health Care Partnership helps you find discounted dispensing fees, competitive drug ingredient prices, and preferred service levels.  By using an HCP pharmacy, you are partnering with your employer to manage costs and help sustain your comprehensive coverage.

Student Life

Campus life

All three campuses - North Bay, Muskoka and Brantford - offer unique learning opportunities, academic excellence and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Sports facilities

  • Nipissing Athletics and Nipissing University is once again happy to offer fitness classes throughout the school year.
  • From zumba to kickboxing, spin class to yoga, there will be something for everyone. We are currently finalizing the schedules, instructors and facility bookings and more information will be provided soon.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed almost everything about my time here

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The experience has been phenomenal. I feel valued in the program and not just another student number

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