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Mount Allison University

  • Public University, Estd 1839
  • Sackville, New Brunswick
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • 2,300 students including international students from 50 countries
  • 500+ faculty and staff
  • 50+ programs and six degrees
  • 55 Rhodes Scholars, four Canada Research Chairs, and nine 3M National Teaching Fellows
  • 240+ varsity athletes and nine varsity sports
  • Eight club teams and ten intramural sports
  • According to Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings, in Canada, the university is:
    • #3 for students awards
    • #1 undergraduate university
    • #3 for the student to faculty ratio
    • #1 in medical and science grants and library expenses
    • #3 in the reputational survey
    • #2 for student satisfaction and operating budget
    • #3 for scholarships and bursaries
    • #1 with 100% of the full-time instructional faculty members having a PhD, first professional degree, or a terminal degree
    • #4 in the primarily undergraduate category for faculty awards

University at a Glance

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Based in Sackville, New Brunswick, Mount Allison University is a primarily undergraduate public university focused on liberal arts. Founded in 1839, this university also goes by Mount A or MtA. It earned university status in 1849. Mount A has ranked as the top undergraduate university in the country 22 times in the past 30 years according to Maclean's magazine. No other university in Canada has matched this record. The university has many other firsts too, including being the first university in the British Empire to award a Bachelor's degree to a woman in 1875. It also opened the first university art gallery in Canada, the Owens Art Gallery. Mount Allison is a pioneer in the foundation of services for students with learning disabilities. This university is also the first university in Canada to:

  • Grant a Bachelor of Arts to a woman in 1887
  • Offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1941
  • Provide internet access across the entire campus
  • Offer a Canadian Studies program

MtA is currently home to over 2,300 students including international ones representing more than 50 different nationalities. Students can choose from more than 50 programs with five bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree. They can also pick from pathway agreements and English language programs. Academic support and resources include:

  • Writing Resource Centre
  • Math Help Centre
  • Physics Help Centre
  • Academic advising
  • Peer tutors
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Academic mentors in residence
  • Student Success Course
  • Study Skills Workshop
  • R.P. Bell Library
  • Alfred Whitehead Music Library
  • University Archives
  • Meighen Centre for students with disabilities

Mount Allison’s beautiful and historically rich campus provides housing facilities to students in eight residences. The university has over 240 varsity athletes who participate in nine varsity sports and continue to bring home trophies. Students can join one of eight club teams and partake in ten intramural sports. The athletic center, gymnasium, pool, alumni field, fitness center, dance studio, and civic center provide athletic and recreational facilities. Students can expect accessibility services, financial help, safety and security, high-quality technology, and career development while studying at this university. Health and wellness services are also available on-campus.

Mount Allison University has an alumni network of around 25,000 graduates. Some of the notable alumni of the university include Robert Barritt, Kate Beaton, Winthrop Pickard Bell, Rick Black, Harold Lothrop Borden, and Kate Braid.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

Official academic transcripts
Official English translations of documents notarized by a notary public
Proof of English proficiency
Letter of Intent
Resume (mature students)
Financial affidavits

Application feesCAD 50 - 50
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 4 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $19.0K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 2 Years - 2 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: $3.3K


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On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus housing facilities to its students in eight residence halls

  • Bennett House:
    • 102 residents
    • Room types:
      • Single shared ensuites
      • Singles and doubles with private community bathrooms
  • Bigelow House:
    • 85 residents
    • Room types:
      • Single shared ensuites
      • Singles and doubles with private community bathrooms
  • Campbell Hall:
    • 102 residents
    • Room types:
      • Single shared ensuites
      • Double ensuites
  • Edwards House:
    • 74 residents
    • Room types
      • Singles, with shared community bathrooms
  • Harper Hall:
    • 187 residents
    • Room types:
      • Singles, with shared community bathrooms
  • Hunton House:
    • 108 residents
    • Room types:
      • Singles, with private community bathrooms
  • Thornton House:
    • 71 residents
    • Room types:
      • Single private ensuites
      • Singles, with private community bathrooms
  • Windsor Hall:
    • 146 residents
    • Room types:
      • Single private ensuite
      • Single shared ensuites
      • Double ensuites
  • All residences are co-ed but Harper Hall has an all-girls wing
  • The all-access meal plan is compulsory



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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    62 York St, Sackville, NB E4L 1E4, Canada
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