Acadia University

Halifax, Canada
Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in Canada. Located just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia and its international airport, Acadia is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy.

About

History

In 1884, Acadia pushed down another roadblock by admitting women to its university. Clara Belle Marshall (Raymond) became one of the first women in Canada to obtain a university degree. Another barrier was removed a few years later when Edwin Borden became Acadia’s first African Canadian graduate.

Education

Fast forward to 1996, and Acadia integrated the use of notebook computers into the undergraduate curriculum and featured innovations in teaching and support. The Acadia Advantage initiative arguably revolutionized learning at the Wolfville, N.S. campus and beyond.

Because of its pioneering efforts, Acadia is a laureate of Washington’s Smithsonian Institution and a part of the permanent research collection of the National Museum of American History. It is the only Canadian university selected for inclusion in the Education and Academia category of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award.

Research

Acadia University is among the best in its class in Canada. We offer a research environment that is both intimate and expansive, one in which students and faculty are engaged in rigorous inquiries that in some cases are locally focused, others which have a global reach, and many of which are increasingly interdisciplinary in nature. The University takes great pride in the skill of its faculty researchers and the important mentoring roles they assume with students. With a large number of undergraduate Honours programs, most of which are thesis-based, and thirteen graduate programs, students receive one-on-one research mentoring by highly skilled faculty members who are actively engaged in research.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Humanities (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

Services

Student services

It feels like an embrace, being gathered into a community of kindness. We promote community-mindedness and attract students who feel the same. Eighty percent of our students volunteer. Together you shape your world and contribute to the local and global community.

It looks like a rich mosaic of 3,500 students from more than 50 countries. A beautiful green oasis of gardens, walking trails and ivy-covered buildings. Great rooms with sumptuous leather couches, chandeliers and a fireplace you could stand up in. Beautifully restored historic buildings where the Acadia spirits reside.

Housing services

The University takes great pride in the skill of its faculty researchers and the important mentoring roles they assume with students. With a large number of undergraduate Honours programs, most of which are thesis-based, and thirteen graduate programs, students receive one-on-one research mentoring by highly skilled faculty members who are actively engaged in research. Many of our undergraduate and graduate students are sought out by larger comprehensive universities for further study, a clear testament to the quality of the research experience they have received here.

Student Life

Campus life

Acadia's residences offer a prime location, only minutes from your classrooms, labs, the gym and library. Living on campus offers the ease of an eight-month, all-inclusive lease which includes furniture, heat, power, water, local phone service, phone with call display, high speed internet, in-house laundry facilities and regular cleaning of public areas. Students in residence benefit from a direct, wired and wireless high speed connection to the Acadia network, 24-hour on-call security, coordinated response in an emergency and Resident Assistant programming and support.

Other Degrees