Algoma U is the smallest university in Ontario, with over 1,600 students learning, thinking, and growing together. Our University is large enough to offer great diversity, but small enough to offer a sense of community. We offer an education that is big on personal attention. In fact, we are the only university in Ontario that never has more than 75 students in a class! This means more one-on-one time with professors who get to know you and care about your success. We offer over 30 undergraduate programs, many with unique co-operative education, undergraduate research, and leadership opportunities. Algoma U also has amazing support services to help you succeed in class, including free one-on-one tutoring. Plus, students coming directly from high school are guaranteed a single room in our brand new residence! And you will feel at home living in residence because of our close-knit campus community. Even better, we are one of the most affordable university experiences with the best entrance scholarships in Ontario! Our students have been very successful getting employment after graduation, as well as gaining admission to Teacher's College, Law School, as well as other professional and graduate degree programs. The employment rate for graduates is one of the highest in the province. There's also a great varsity sports program.
So where are we? Algoma U is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, at the heart of the Great Lakes and nestled on the Canadian/United States border. The World Health Organization has designated Sault Ste. Marie an International Safe Community. The city has a population of approximately 75,000 people, and offers plenty of shopping, entertainment, and culture, with numerous concerts and festivals happening year round. You can access almost every outdoor activity in our summer and winter seasons within a short drive from campus – that includes snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, boating, golfing, and hiking! There is always something to do in the “Sault!”
Algoma University places a great deal of emphasis on personal interaction between students and faculty members through small classes and frequent use of seminars, labs, and tutorials. Algoma U ensures personal attention by offering one of the lowest student to faculty ratios among Ontario universities. With no class bigger than 75 students, our students excel in our ideal learning environment. Students can study in this environment in courses including Biology, Business Administration, Community Economic and Social Development, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Law and Justice, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and many more!