Work Hard, Play Hard: 3 Ways Nipissing University Sets Students Up For Success

While academics are important, there are so many other factors that can make or break a student’s university experience. Where you live and the activities you do outside of the classroom can be just as impactful to your overall satisfaction as your time spent in class.

This is one of the biggest reasons why Nipissing University really stood out to us. This small North Bay school has so much to offer its students, making it a great choice for those who want a well-rounded and diverse university experience.

Ready for the inside scoop? Let’s dive in.


1. Amazing Residence Life

Forget all the horror stories you’ve heard about cramped dorm rooms and sketchy communal showers. At Nipissing, every first-year student coming from secondary school is guaranteed a private single room in their top-rated residences, as long as they meet their admission and application deadlines.

Not only are their dorm rooms super cozy and comfortable; you’ll also never be bored because there is always something happening in residence. There are casual movie nights, potluck suppers, skating parties, athletic events and group study sessions happening on a near-weekly basis. Throughout the year, you can look forward to annual events like the Residence Festive Feast, Residence Formal, and the “12 Days of Giving” Residence Food Drive. Plus, you can feel secure knowing Nipissing offers a variety of mental health and sexual assault prevention services to support their students’ safety and wellbeing.


2. Supportive Learning Environment

Going from secondary to post-secondary school can be quite the jump. Fortunately, Nipissing helps make the transition a little easier with class sizes that are pretty much on par with your average high school. Nipissing boasts a student to faculty ratio of 26 to 1 and an average class size of 29, meaning you’ll be able to really get to know your professors and engage with your fellow classmates.

Nipissing University also has some great programs to support their students’ academic success. Vocantas Scaller is an outreach campaign that lets students notify the university if they would like additional support or more information about a service on campus. Student Retention Alert is an early alert program with the goal of giving students the earliest possible connection to the right resources and support when they need it.


3. Lots of Opportunities to Get Involved

So we have your social life and your academic life covered, what about your extracurriculars? The Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) hosts Club Days in September and January to introduce new students to the clubs and organizations on campus. None of the clubs feel like the right fit? You can easily start your own.

If you’re looking to have a fun night out with your friends, you can check out Nipissing’s winter carnival Frostbite or show your Laker pride by attending a game. And if you’d rather be on the court than on the sidelines, you can get involved with varsity and intramural athletics like soccer, hockey, volleyball, running, skiing, and more.

Nipissing University has been frequently recognized for its high level of student satisfaction and it’s so clear to see why. What NU may lack in size, it easily makes up for with the wide range of services and opportunities it offers to its students. So start packing your bags for North Bay – this university is the full package.

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