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Established in 1965, Algoma University is an undergraduate-only university in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a scenic city at the heart of the Great Lakes, along with the Canada-America border.

Algoma U is a teaching-focused institution that places an emphasis on serving the needs of Northern Ontario. With over 30 academic programs spanning the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines, students learn in a student-centered environment. Small classes, cooperative education, and opportunities for experiential learning promote student success.

Students participate in an array of unique research opportunities. Students work alongside faculty conducting cutting-edge research in laboratories and elsewhere. Such opportunities contribute to 89 per cent of Algoma students finding careers only six months after graduation.

Algoma students also enjoy a guaranteed single room in residence, great scholarships and bursaries, access to a modern athletics complex, a thriving student life, and more. Algoma’s campus is located on the site of the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School. Due to this historic locale, Algoma has a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between indigenous populations and other communities. The university’s student body is one of the most diverse in Ontario: over 27 per cent are international and another 13 per cent are Anishinaabe (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis). Students benefit from a blending of traditional and contemporary learning techniques that celebrate and promote cultural understanding.

Algoma is a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, which provides a respectful, inclusive, and innovative educational environment for Anishinaabe students.

The university also offers programming in Brampton and Timmins, On


Full-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate tuition fees:


Major High School Prerequisites – 6 U/M level courses at the Grade 12 level including: Min. Avg. Minor
Accounting ENG4U, two U/M Math
(Data Management recommended)
Anishinaabe Studies  ENG4U 65%
(Ojibwe Language)
ENG4U 65%
Biology ENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
Business AdministrationAccounting


Human Resources Management


ENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)
70% ••

Community Development ENG4U 65%
Community Economic and Social Development ENG4U 65%
Computer ScienceMobile Software Engineering

Computer Games Technology

Computer Games Technology/Creative Arts

1 other U/M Math
For BSc: ENG4U, MHF4U,
2 other U/M Sciences
(Physics & Chemistry recommended)
Economics ENG4U, two U/M Math 65%
Engineering ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, SPH4U,
1 additional 4U Science or Mathematics
1 additional 4U/M
70%(75% for Mechanical Engineering)
English and Film ENG4U 65%
Environmental Science ENG4U, MHF4U, 2 U/M Sciences
(Biology & Chemistry recommended)
Finance and Economics ENG4U, two U/M Math
(MDM4U recommended)
Geography ENG4U 65%
History ENG4U 65%
Law and Justice ENG4U 65%
Music ENG4U + Interview 65%
Political Science ENG4U 65%
Psychology For BA: ENG4U
For BSc: ENG4U, MHF4U,
2 other U/M Science
(Physics & Chemistry recommended)
Social Work ENG4U 70%
Sociology ENG4U 65%
Visual Arts ENG4U + Portfolio 65%



Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.