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Acadia University

  • Public University, Estd 1838
  • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
  • 27 Courses

University Highlights

  • 3,574 undergraduate students
  • 191 graduate students
  • Provides more than $4.5 million in scholarships, bursaries, awards, and prizes
  • An average class size of 32
  • 70+ student-run clubs and organizations
  • More than 200 combinations of programs
  • 12 residence buildings
  • The Vaughan Memorial Library contains a collection of over a million titles in all formats, numerous electronic services, and databases
  • 11 varsity teams
  • 15 athletic clubs
  • 80% of programs offer co-op
  • 11% of first-year students are international from 60 countries
  • An acceptance rate of 25%

University at a Glance

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Acadia University is a highly-ranked public university founded in 1838 that focuses on liberal arts in Nova Scotia, Canada. Set up as the Horton Academy in 1828, the university’s establishment occurred as an extension of a Horton-based institution. Acadia’s functions began officially in 1838 with the name of Queen’s College. This university took on the name of Acadia College in 1841 before adopting its present name in 1891. The institute currently has affiliations with the International Association of Universities and the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate.

Acadia University is the education hub of 3,574 undergraduate and 191 graduate students. International students from 60 countries make up 11% of all first-year students. The university is a predominantly undergraduate institute with a total of 200 programs including some graduate ones at the master's level and one at the doctoral level. Correspondence and distance education courses are also available at this university. The academic structure of the university falls under the following faculties and departments:

  •  Faculty of:
    • Arts
    • Professional Studies
    • Pure and Applied Science
    • Theology
  • Graduate Studies
  • Open Acadia

Acadia’s main and only campus is in Wolfville. The 12 on-site residences house over 1,500 students. Other than housing, students can access academic, administrative, recreational, and athletic facilities. The university’s library houses an expansive collection of print, digital, and multimedia resources for students. Students can also access a variety of athletic facilities including a swimming pool, fitness center, sports therapy clinic, dance studio, walking tracks, gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, and tennis courts. They can join 70 student-run clubs and organizations that cater to a wide variety of interests and needs.

Acadia University has a strong and successful alumni network all across the globe. These alumni receive benefits such as discounts at partnered stores and insurance assistance. Alumni who have distinguished themselves with success in their careers receive one of many awards including:

  • Acadia Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Acadia Alumni Outstanding Youth Alumni Award
  • The Isaac Chipman Excellence in Alumni Service Award
  • Acadia Alumni Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

Some of the distinguished alumni of Acadia are:

  • Edgar Archibald
  • Bob Cameron
  • Norman Atkins
  • Ron Barkhouse
  • Paul Corkum
  • Dale Frail
  • Paul Masotti
  • William Feindel
  • Mark Day
  • Rob Ramsay
  • Joanne Kelly
  • Alexandra Fuller
  • Gary Graham
  • Heather Rankin
  • Lorie Kane
  • Kenneth Colin Irving.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

SOP: Not required
LOR: Needed for few courses
Essays: Not required
CV: Needed for few courses
Additional documents: Required
Proof of proficiency in English: Required

Application feesCAD 50 - 50
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 2 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $19.0K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 2 Years - 2 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $6.7K


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On campus accommodation :
  • All first-year students have guaranteed accommodation
  • Students must choose one out of four compulsory meal-plan options
  • The following 12 residences have a total capacity of around 1,500:
    • Chase Court
    • Chipman House
    • Christofor Hall
    • Crowell Tower
    • Cutten House
    • Dennis House
    • Eaton House
    • Raymond House
    • Roy Jodrey Hall
    • Seminary House
    • War Memorial
    • Whitman Hall
  • Four types of single rooms and one type of double room are available



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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    15 University Avenue Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P2R6 Canada
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