Acadia University, founded in 1838, is located about 100 km northwest of the provincial capital of Halifax, and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contacts with students and professors, through participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and through a wide variety of cultural programs.
Campus size : 250 acres (100 hectares)
Full-time student population : Acadia is home to 3,894 full-time students from over 68 countries.
Residences : There are 12 residences on campus, which house 1,708 students.
Teaching Faculty : 211 full and 37 part-time educators are employed at Acadia.
Faculty/Student Ratio : 18:1
Programs : There are over 200 degree combinations from the Faculty of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies and Theology. Within these faculties there are also specialized programs offered by the Schools of Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Music, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Recreation Management and Kinesiology, among many others.
Recent Academic Distinction
2004 Maclean’s University Ranking
Opinion leaders across Canada have again ranked Acadia University Best Overall in Maclean's annual reputation survey of primarily undergraduate universities. Acadia has ranked first in this category every year since 1994. “Being ranked best overall by Canadian guidance counselors, high school principals, recruiters and CEOs means a great deal to Acadia graduates,” said Dr. Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Acadia’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “Having a well-established reputation for providing high-quality education, being innovative and producing tomorrow’s leaders means Acadia alumni are more competitive in the job market and when pursuing post-graduate degrees.”
Acadia also ranked highest amongst all Atlantic Canadian universities in Maclean’s national reputational comparison. This places Acadia ahead of primarily undergraduate, comprehensive and medical doctoral institutions in the region. In the Maclean’s ranking of primarily undergraduate universities, Acadia placed third, a position it has held for the past three years. And in the graduate survey introduced by Maclean’s this year, 82 per cent of Acadia graduates responding rated their educational experience as “very good” placing Acadia fourth highest in the country. “The results of the graduate survey underscore the real value of the Acadia experience,” said Dr. Dinter-Gottlieb. “Acadia students have access to top-notch faculty, are often directly engaged in research projects while earning their undergraduate degree and live in one of Canada’s most desirable and safest communities while studying, so it’s no surprise they rate their learning environment and overall educational experience so highly.”
Top 10 reasons to choose Acadia!
- Reputation for Excellence
- The Acadia Advantage has been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution
- Opinion leaders across Canada have again ranked Acadia University Best Overall in the November 2004 Maclean's annual reputational survey of primarily undergraduate universities. Acadia has ranked first in this category every year since 1994.
- There are over 200 degree combinations from the Faculty of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies and Theology. Within these faculties there are also specialized programs offered by the Schools of Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Music, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Recreation Management and Kinesiology, among many others.
- Diverse international community with students from more than 75 countries.
- Student/Faculty Ratio of 18:1
- Small, interactive classes in state-of-the-art learning environments.
- Outstanding school spirit and ongoing alumni relations.
- Over 1,200 part-time jobs on campus, and a wide range of co-operative education and internship opportunities.
- Supportive, dynamic, and fun residential campus life.
- Acadia awards annually more than $2.1 million in scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries awards and prizes. Approximately 150 entrance scholarships are offered each year.
- Acadia students form a close relationship with the small, safe, and friendly town of Wolfville
Awards, Scholarships, Grants, etc.
Acadia awards annually more than $2.1 million in scholarships, scholar-bursaries, bursaries awards and prizes. Approximately 150 entrance scholarships are offered each year.
- BA - Bachelor of Arts (Major)
- BAH - Bachelor of Arts with Honours
- BAM - Bachelor of Arts in Music
- BAO - Bachelor of Arts (Options)
- BM - Bachelor of Music
- BMT - Bachelor of Music Therapy
- MA - Master of Arts
- MAT - Master of Arts in Theology
- BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
- BBAH - Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours
- CB - Certificate in Business Administration
- DB - Diploma in Business Administration
- BED - Bachelor of Education
- CSE - Certificate in Special Education
- MED - Master of Education
- BKIH - Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours
- BKIN - Bachelor of Kinesiology
- BRM - Bachelor of Recreation Management
- BRMH - Bachelor of Recreation Management with Honours
- BTH - Bachelor of Theology
- DMI - Doctor of Ministry
- MDI - Master of Divinity
- MR - Master of Recreation Management
- MTH - Master of Theology
- BASC - Bachelor of Applied Science
- BCS - Bachelor of Computer Science
- BCSH - Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours
- BCSS - Bachelor of Computer Science with Specialization
- BSC - Bachelor of Science
- BSCH - Bachelor of Science with Honours
- BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
- BSNH - Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honours
- CAS - Certificate in Applied Science
- CCS - Certificate in Computer Science
- MSC - Master of Science
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