When you come to Redeemer, you’ll find a university that offers academic excellence and a dynamic education where theory meets experience. That education is biblically-centred and ultimately, delivers a degree you can believe in.
As important as a future job is, you’ll find much more than that here. As you discover your world and transform your mind in the classroom, you will be encouraged to develop your gifts through a variety of hands-on experiences. These will stretch you academically and help grow you as a person. You will gain the skills you need for future careers or further studies. All this will cause a deepening of your faith and in the end, we hope you’ll find your place in God’s world.
Redeemer is a Christian liberal arts and science university offering you a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), or Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree in 39 different majors. Redeemer’s education is rooted in an inter-disciplinary core curriculum taken by every student. This means our programs are well-rounded and flexible and encourage you to develop your gifts as you prepare for the realities of a fast-paced, constantly changing world and workforce.
With a professor to student ratio of 14:1, there is plenty of opportunities to have meaningful interactions with experts in your chosen field. And since our average class size is 24 students, our faculty are able to share their expertise on a more personal level through mentorship within the classroom.
There are 422 spaces for single students and 20 spaces for couples, families, or mature students. All first and second year students who are younger than 20 years as of December 30 are required to live in residences unless they live at home with their family (and are therefore guaranteed housing).
Off-campus housing is readily available and readily accessible. Updated postings are available here.
Redeemer has a number of programs and resources to help you succeed. Through Learning Services, you can take advantage of Study Smart Seminars, which covers topics such as library use, Internet research, and time management. There is also tutoring services, the Writing Centre and many other Learning Skills Resources.
The Centre for Experiential Learning and Careers offers interest, career, and skill testing self-assessment workshops and counselling in occupational value clarification, interest identification, and personality traits are also available. Workshops and information in job search techniques resume and cover letter writing, and interview techniques are available. Assistance is given to students needing summer or campus employment.
Redeemer University College is an affiliated member of the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA), the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA), and the Ontario Christian Colleges Athletic Association. Athletics at Redeemer are an integral part of the institution's total educational experience. The purpose is to provide the benefits of quality Christian athletic participation to as many men and women as possible, and to strive for athletic excellence. See the website for more information.
Our students, through their active involvement in all sorts of activities and events, make Redeemer a vibrant community where you will always find something going on. These are not just distractions – they are opportunities to grow and develop gifts and skills, all the while having fun and meeting people who share and enjoy the same interests as you. Getting involved in these activities will make your Redeemer experience unforgettable.
There are clubs for those interested in things as diverse as rock climbing, improv comedy, exploring the outdoors and air switch. In fact, if there’s something that you want to do, there’s likely a club for it already. And if not, we’ll help you set up one! For more information about clubs at Redeemer, visit our website.
Redeemer University College provides two computer labs with 70 computers, laser printers, plus an e-mail cafe and a commuter student computer lounge. Students have high speed, wireless Internet access across campus. Residences also have high-speed wireless Internet access.
Redeemer University College is home to a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Poetry readings, theatre productions, concerts and art exhibits are all part of our campus’ dynamic and creative community. We encourage you to check out these quality productions by Redeemer students and guest artists. Redeemer is also active in Hamilton's vibrant arts community. See www.redeemer.ca/arts. for more information.
Redeemer offers a variety of services and resources to support and encourage students so that they may achieve their academic and personal goals.The campus is wheelchair accessible and additional services are provided if needed. Special services include note takers, tutors, peer counselling, extra test or exam time, different test location, and scribes. A Learning Services Director is in place to assist the students with the above mentioned services.
Redeemer is affiliated with the following research institutes: The Dooyeweerd Centre for Christian Philosophy; The Centre for Christian Scholarship; and The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.
There are many different ways to explore Redeemer - see for yourself why this is such a great destination! Visit our website to schedule an individual visit or register online for a Campus Visit Day or for one of our special visit events.