Degree Programs

Redeemer offers 34 different majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Education degree.

Experiential Learning

Eight-month co-op work terms are available for students in Business, Urban & Intercultural Ministry and Kinesiology. Students in all programs can take advantage of internships, volunteer and off-campus opportunities as well as career guidance through the Career Centre. Learn more about Experiential Learning.


Redeemer is an interdenominational institution with students representing 39 different denominations. Our mission statement is based on the Reformed Christian tradition.

Admissions Standards

We welcome students who, through their previous studies or experiences, have demonstrated the ability to succeed and are interested in the mission and purpose of Redeemer.

Tuition and Fees

For the academic year of 2019-20, enrolment costs are: $9,800 for tuition ($17,334 for American/International undergraduate students and Bachelor of Education students), $6,640 to $7,640 for housing, $616 for students fees, $2,554 to $2,954 for meal plans.

Financial Aid

Students can take advantage of a wide range of financial aid options such as scholarships, bursaries, on-campus employment, and government assistance programs. In 2018-19, 89% of students received assistance from various sources, totalling more than $8 million.


In the fall 2021 term, 1,014 students were enrolled, representing 10 Canadian provinces and 25 other countries.

Student/Faculty Ratio and Class Size

The average class size at Redeemer is 20, and classes range from 1 to 100 students. Our student to faculty ratio is 15:1.


Currently there are 43 full-time and 50 part-time faculty. Faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and service to the community. Redeemer also employs 79 full-time and approximately 26 part-time staff, and 18 coaches.

Faculty Research

Redeemer faculty conduct high-quality research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The Centre for Christian Scholarship supports original research among our talented faculty and extends their influence in the public square.

Research Expenditures

Research activities have been supported in part by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada and other funding agencies and donors. In 2020-2021, 12 faculty members received $159,401 in research grants and funding.

Alumni and Graduate Employment Statistics

Since the first commencement exercises in 1986, Redeemer has 6,428 alumni who are reflecting the love and hope of Jesus Christ wherever they are called. Approximately 34% of all graduates have continued their education in professional and academic programs in more than 90 graduate schools across Canada, the US and around the world. Redeemer alumni can be found working in a wide range of businesses, social service agencies and public institutions.

Campus Features

Redeemer is located on a beautiful 86-acre campus in Ancaster, part of the City of Hamilton, ON. Redeemer’s main facilities were constructed in 1985 and consist of one comprehensive academic building, 43 townhouse-style residences, 20 apartment-style units, a three-story residence hall and a student recreation centre. The campus includes athletic and recreational facilities for student and off-campus groups. In 2011, in partnership with Ancaster Soccer Club and the City of Hamilton, Redeemer opened a domed athletic facility.

Sources of Operating Revenue (2018 – 2019)

Tuition and Fees – 49%
Donations – 20%
Campus Services/Housing – 16%
Restricted Revenue – 10%
Other (Grants & Fees) – 3%


Redeemer operates under a charter from the Government of Ontario and is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).