Nipissing University: Narrative Description

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100 College Dr., Box 5002
North Bay, ON, Canada P1B 8L7
Tel: (705)474-3461; Admissions: (705)474-3461; Fax: (705)474-1947; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: 290-hectare small town campus. Endowment: $4.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $565,000. Total enrollment: 6,265. Faculty: 194 (130 full-time, 64 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 6,474 applied, 17% were admitted. Full-time: 2,201 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 628 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 23 other countries, 35% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program. Off campus study at Muskoka Campus, Wilfrid Laurier University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 6/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room only charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $3950 full-time, $790 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $748 full-time, $80.50 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program. College room only: $3630. Room charges vary according to housing facility and location. International student tuition: $8500 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: BACCHUS, NUSAC (Nipissing University Student Athletic Counsel), Business Society, Drama Club Students on Stage, Literacy Club Frontier College. Major annual events: Winter Classic, Frosh Week, Shinerama (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser). Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 788 students; 899 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Education Centre Library with 180,397 books, 324,471 microform titles, 5,680 serials, 2,689 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.3 million. 163 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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