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Algoma University

  • Public University, Estd 1965
  • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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University Highlights

  • 1,600 undergraduate students
  • 38 global partner universities
  • Three campuses
  • An international population of 27% representing 30 countries
  • Four schools
  • More than 30 undergraduate programs
  • The library contains more than 700,000 books of different disciplines
  • Three residences
  • An acceptance rate of 76%
  • Anishinaabe (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) students receive academic and cultural support
  • Caps classes at 75 students

University at a Glance

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Founded in 1965, Algoma University is a public university based in Ontario, Canada. This post-secondary institution is teaching-focused and student-centerd. The university’s origin occurred as the Algoma University College, a non-sectarian institution affiliated with Laurentian University. It took on its present name after earning its position as an independent university in 2008. Presently, many people refer to its as Algoma U or Algoma. This institute has affiliations with Universities Canada and Canadian Bureau for International Education as well as 38 global partner universities.

Algoma currently has a student enrollment of 1,600 students, among which 27% is international students from 30 countries. The university allows students to choose from more than 30 undergraduate programs. It also offers minors and specializations, certificates, experiential learning, online learning, and cooperative education. These fall under the following academic areas:

  • School of:
    • Business and Economics
    • Computer Science and Technology
    • Life Sciences and the Environment
    • Social Work

Aside from its central campus in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma U operates across two satellite campuses, Brampton and Timmins. The university’s main campus offers housing facilities in three residences. The Arthur A. Wishart Library contains more than 700,000 books of different disciplines. Students and faculty have access to this library for academic and research purposes. The campus is close to departmental stores, cafes and restaurants, and chemist and stationery shops. Student-athletes participate in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Ontario University Athletics conferences. Students can also take part in intramurals. They have access to the George Leach Centre and can participate in athletic activities such as volleyball, basketball, badminton, and tennis. Health, wellness, and medical services are available on campus grounds. Besides, students can join a number of clubs, unions, and volunteer programs. The Department of Ancillary and Student Services oversees all of the facilities that students can avail themselves of on the premises.

Algoma University has built a successful network of alumni over the years. These alumni receive multiple benefits from the university’s very active alumni council. Some of the noteworthy names that call Algoma their alma mater are Michael Cachagee, Ryan Harnden, Sherley Fletcher Horn, Kevin Hodson, Josephine Mandamin, Roxanne Martin, and Joanne Robertson.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Copy of Passport
Proof of Financial Support
Health Certificate


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On campus accommodation :

The Algoma University provides on-campus accommodation to its students in three residence halls.

  • Private, single rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible housing options
  • Algoma Dormitory:
    • Houses 96 students
    • Individual rooms
    • Fully furnished bedroom
    • Bathroom shared with one other student
    • Must subscribe to a meal plan
  • Spirit Village Dormitory:
    • Houses 45 students
    • A shared kitchen
  • Spirit Village Townhouses: Each unit has:
    • Five private bedrooms
    • Two bathrooms
    • A common living room
    • A shared kitchen
  • Rooms come with:
    • Bed
    • A study desk and chair
    • Closet
    • Blinds
    • Dresser space



Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    1520 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada P6A 2G4
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