Faculty / Student Interaction
The biggest advantage of smaller classes? More facetime with your professors. That means more one-on-one interactions with the person instructing, critiquing, and shaping your future.
You’ll receive valuable feedback on assignments allowing you to be the best your can be. By the end of your time at Algoma University, you’ll know your professors on a first-name basis, and they’ll know all of your goals and aspirations. Even better, they’ll help make them a reality by providing assistance during the grad-school application process or providing references for jobs. Our professors are committed to your success well after your years at Algoma U come to an end.
Small Class Atmosphere
Algoma U is the only university in Ontario that caps classes at 75 students.
You’ll never be in a class with hundreds of other students in a big lecture hall; instead, you’ll find most classes have no more than 35 students in them. This eases the transition from high school to university, and helps relieve stress. You’ll be in a setting where you’re comfortable to share your worldviews with others and ask questions. Plus, with small class sizes, there is less lecturing and more discussion. That’s what make our classes student-centered and student-driven.
Algoma U is an undergraduate-only university. What does that mean? It means we only teach students at the Bachelor degree level.
Algoma U does not have Master or Doctoral programs so we are able to focus all of our energy on you. We provide opportunities most students could only experience at the graduate level, but here they’re strictly for you, the undergrad! You can work in a lab beside your professor conducting sophisticated research, be a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant, or even get published for the work you conduct throughout your studies. You’ll craft a sophisticated thesis and participate in elite competitions. You’re our priority so you get all the opportunities.
Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in English, 2011
I am so thankful for all the help I have received from the University, especially from the professors in English. They have written countless personal letters of references for me, continue to edit my work, and help me craft applications. I think Dr. DiSanto and Dr. Burnett have written over 10 letters each now for me! And I have Dr. Bondar to thank for reenergizing my passion of creative writing.
Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certificate in Anishinaabe Studies, 2015
Attending Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig marked the start of what will be a lifelong journey toward reconnecting with and understanding Anishinaabe philosophy and knowledge. By combining research skills from my history program with the critical Anishinaabe thinking approaches I learned at Shingwauk, I feel prepared to help do my part to tell the truth of my people.
Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics, 2016
From Nigeria to Sault Ste. Marie, Baffa Yusuf’s checklist of requirements for a university were really quite simple: the school had to be located in Canada and it had to provide an environment that would be conducive to academic success. “I walked around and some students from Saudi Arabia took me out to have lunch. There’s that diversity and I got accepted by people so fast.”
Meet Our Advisors
Algoma’s dedicated Admission Advisors will help you discover what makes our university so great and are here to help with any of your questions.
Paul Quesnele ’07
BA, Law and JusticeLearn More
Heather Douglas ’16
BSc, Biology (Hons)Learn More
Taylor Jaehrling ’17
BA, Community Economic and Social DevelopmentLearn More
Jamal Muckett-Sobers ’15
BSc, PsychologyLearn More
Valeria Lopez ‘09
BA, Community Economic and Social Development Dbl major honours degree-Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women's StudiesLearn More
Aryn Lasage ’09
B.A. (Hons.) Aboriginal Studies & Business Administration Interdisciplinary Aboriginal Learning Certificate (to be completed in 2019)Learn More
Megan Majic ‘15
Bachelors of Business Administration – Human Resources SpecializationLearn More
Brad Lloyd ‘10
B.A. Geography, 2010Learn More
Algoma University offers some of the best awards in Ontario, and we work hard to ensure they’re attainable. Our numerous awards are based on academic achievement and financial need to both newly admitted and continuing students. You may be automatically considered for some awards strictly based on your grades, however you may choose to apply for other scholarships and bursaries.
The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to assisting students with meeting their education-related financial needs by administering many different programs such as: Government aid, including the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Part Time Canada Student Loans, and out of province student loans, Scholarships and Awards, Bursaries, Work Study and Summer Employment Programs, Bursaries for Students with Disabilities and the Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Persons with Permanent Disabilities. We also provide advice, information and support to students to help navigate the process of funding postsecondary studies through seminars and workshops. These include Financial Navigation seminar for new students and parents (NEW!), One-on-one budget planning sessions, Workshops and presentations on debt-repayment and debt-reduction, Presentations on how to apply for OSAP.
Receive a great education for less than the annual provincial average! In this section we detail tuition, deadlines, and fees for the academic year, including Domestic Tuition and Fees, International Tuition and Fees, US Tuition and Fees, Senior Citizen Fees, Method of Payment and Fee Refund Schedule. Check out these sections to see the many ways that you can save money by studying at Algoma U.
The values below are the approximate cost of attending Algoma University based on costs for the 2018 – 2019 school year. All fees are subject to change. This estimate is for budgeting purposes only and is not intended to represent an official quote.
Student Life / Experiences
We offer a wide range of cultural, academic and social activities that make for a meaningful and life-changing experience for every student. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your own unique experience and become the person and scholar you want to be.Learn More
Exploring our campus is the best way to get a feel for what we’re really all about! Whether you visit us during the week when classes are taking place, or even on our online virtual tour, we’ll be happy to accommodate you. Discover the many ways you can visit and experience Algoma University.Learn More