Saint Mary's University


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Welcome to Saint Mary’s University! Established in 1802, Saint Mary’s is one of the oldest universities in Canada. Our distinguished and highly educated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative research initiatives, and emphasis on experiential learning all add up to an environment of unparalleled academic excellence. With a population of about 7,000 undergraduate students, your average first year class size will be between 40 and 60 students, making asking questions and getting involved easy!

Just like our home in the vibrant and student-focused city of Halifax, which offers the perfect balance of big city flair and small town charm, Saint Mary’s provides its students with all the benefits of a small university, as well as all the opportunities and resources that you expect from a larger university.

Saint Mary’s is a place where small class sizes, an incredible and welcoming student community, and getting to know your professors both in and outside of the classroom exist alongside diverse and unique course offerings, paid co-op work terms in almost every major, generous scholarships, and excellent student support services.

Don’t be fooled by our small campus, located in one city block among the trees and peaceful residential streets of South End Halifax, this is a globally connected university community. Not only are fully one third of our students international – hailing from over 112 countries around the world, but we also offer exchange and study abroad partnerships with over 40 institutions in 25 countries! Truly, Saint Mary’s University is “The World in One City Block.”

Becoming a student at Saint Mary’s University means joining a community of more than 50,000 students and alumni around the world. It means a highly personalized education, gaining hands on experience and working closely with professors who are experts in their field of study, and doing it all alongside an incredible, closely-knit community of peers in Atlantic Canada’s social, economic, and cultural hub. Saint Mary’s University offers the perfect environment for students who are looking for the amenities of the city but also an iconic, intimate university experience.