Nipissing University

  • 100 College Dr, Box 5002, North Bay, ON, P1B 8L7view map
  • (705) 474-3450
  • (705) 474-1947
  • www.nipissingu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1967
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Small, interactive classes
  2. Accessible, supportive faculty; one-on-one attention
  3. Friendly, small-town feel
  4. Limited course selection
  5. Campus shared with Canadore College

Courses With Kudos

Education, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Geography, Business

Student Sound Offs

"The best thing ... is being able to see your professors outside the classroom and they greet you on a first-name basis. There is nothing better than being able to talk to your professor like they are a friend."

"I get fantastic hands-on experience, particularly because I'm in the geography program. We are located right on the edge of a forest, with a river, so it is the perfect location to learn how to use all of the tools that are required by geographers today."

"There is a large focus on research at the undergraduate level which does not always happen at larger universities. This gives Nipissing science students a path to further education and graduate schools."

"Despite the fact that it is in the City of North Bay, it really has a small-town, almost family kind of feel. You feel safe and secure."

"There's not a lot of funding for library services; getting books for assignments and essays is sometimes difficult because 20 or so other people want the same material."

"It is in a very scenic, northern setting. There are many trails on campus and a pond and waterfall to relax by to relieve stress and just think."

"The residences here are amazing with excellent dons and managers and activities. The residences are new and have amazing laundry, phone and kitchen facilities."

"Recreational and athletic programs offer a wide variety, lots of activities to sign up for, appropriate for all levels of skill."

"The opportunities for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experience, work as research assistants and teaching assistants and even attend international research conferences."

"It is not uncommon to find the president of the university walking the halls and conversing with students."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Nipissing University
Institution size classification: Small   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction A- B+

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning A- A-
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors A A-
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members A- B+

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B+ B+
Number of Courses to Choose From B- B-

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus A- B
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A B+
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A A

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A+ A
Average # of Students in First Year Class 84 120
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 11% 17%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 69% 53%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 20% 31%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 45% 44%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 54% 51%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 1% 5%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection A- B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A- B+
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B+ B+
Labs and Research Equipment B+ B

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls B+ B
Student Residences A B
General Attractiveness of Buildings B+ B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B+ B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals B B+
Study Spaces in the Library B B
Library Hours of Operation B B+

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career A- B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers A- B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities B+ B
Career and Employment Services B+ B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located B+ B
Quality of Public Transportation C- C+
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B- B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B+ B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing C+ C+

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 65% 67%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) A- B+
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B+ B
Campus Bookstore C B-
Services for International Students A- B+