Acadia University

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Students who choose to attend Acadia University become an important part of the Acadia community — their thoughts, ideas, and personality matter here. Beyond the ivy-covered academic buildings, awesome residences, incredible sports facilities, and renowned natural environmental research and recreation areas, students will find an international student body, small classes, top-level research facilities, award-winning professors, and supportive alumni — all waiting to help students take their place in the world.

Every second person a student meets in the unique shops and cafés of the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, will be connected to their university and to them. Nearly half of the student body lives in residence halls ranging from historic to high-rise, with 24/7 campus safety, and some of the finest dining on the Canadian university scene. School spirit abounds, as Acadia holds more conference and national championships than any other university in Atlantic Canada.

Founded in 1838, Acadia has a long tradition of academic excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Although its offerings are many, its small size necessitates working across disciplines and including undergrad students in important research. Students contribute to the outstanding reputation Acadia enjoys — consistent top level ranking by Maclean’s and top marks in the Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report Card – including “Most Satisfied Students.”

With a faculty-to-student ratio of 1 to15 and average class size of 28, Acadia offers students a unique opportunity to be immersed in their education – that means hands on and hands up. Students challenge ideas while challenging themselves. Their classrooms go beyond walls and are in the field, on the stage, and in cafés, testing theories and continuing discussions with professors and classmates. They learn through community engagement, volunteering, co-op, and study abroad. They are today’s leaders.

A liberal arts education from Acadia University will prepare students for the complex world ahead. Check out our future students page to explore what else Acadia has to offer you.