At a glance

Degree Programs

Redeemer offers courses in more than 30 different subject areas. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree in one of 25 programs.

Experiential Learning

Eight-month co-op placements are available for students in the business program. Students in all programs can take advantage of internships, volunteer and off-campus opportunities.


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).


Redeemer is an interdenominational institution with students representing more than 50 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 2015-2016, Redeemer enrollment costs are: tuition $15,616; housing $4,800; student fees $508. Meal plans for on-campus students range from $2,201 to $2,612.

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 2014-15, 93% of students received assistance from various sources, totalling more than $7.5 million.


In the Fall 2014 term, 725 students were enrolled, representing 8 Canadian provinces, 4 US states 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 14:1.


Currently there are 47 full-time and 37 part-time faculty. Faculty members are engaged in teaching, research and service to the community. Redeemer also employs 75 full-time and approximately 17 part-time staff, and 8 coaches.

Faculty Research

Redeemer faculty conduct high quality research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The new Centre for Christian Scholarship supports original research among our talented faculty and extends their influence in the public square. The Centre has three main branches: the Dooyeweerd Centre promotes Christian philosophical work, particularly that of Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd; the Pascal Centre collects and creates scholarly work on issues of religion and science; the Zylstra Program funds original scholarship by Redeemer faculty that is related to issues of public concern.

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 2014-2015, this external funding used amounted to $122,705 of the total $212,073 spent on research at Redeemer.

Alumni and Graduate Employment Statistics

Since the first commencement exercises in 1986, Redeemer has graduated more than 4,400 students. 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, Redeemer opened a new domed soccer facility.

Sources of Operating Revenue (2014 – 2015)

Tuition and Fees – 48%
Donations – 28%
Campus Services/Housing – 16%
Other (Grants & Fees) – 4%
Restricted Revenue – 4%