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Acadia is one of Canada's smallest primarily undergraduate universities with one of the country's biggest reputations for academic excellence. With an average class size of just 26 students, Acadia provides the intimate learning atmosphere needed for students to excel. Acadia has embarked on the next educational evolution in learning with the Acadia Advantage program, an initiative which integrates the use of notebook computers into the undergraduate curriculum. At Acadia, the average class size is 26 students with a faculty to student ratio of 1:13. Students are in small interactive classes, in state-of-the-art learning environments. Students come to Acadia from across Canada and over 60 countries worldwide.
Atlantic School of Theology
The Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, a leader in ecumenical theological education, is committed to graduate-level education and research and the formation for lay and ordained Christian ministries.
Programs centre on the Halifax campus but AST also offers programs that enable students to study at a distance using the Internet.
A young and energetic faculty is committed to the highest levels of theological scholarship and to the health and well-being of the church.
Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University in Sydney focuses on academic and research excellence, student services and the use of technology to support undergraduate education. CBU is deeply involved in community development and applied research opportunities.
The University offers a unique blend of certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate programs and provides many undergraduate research opportunities as well as a variety of programs with work-placement components that give students extended practical experience.
Dalhousie University in Halifax, an internationally respected research institution, has over 3,600 courses in more than 180 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Dalhousie offers exchange programs, fieldwork, community service and co-operative education.
The University is widely recognized for its outstanding academic quality and teaching, conducted by nationally and internationally recognized professors, and for its breadth of educational and research opportunities. Its collaborative community attracts high-achieving students from around the world who strive for excellence.
L'Université Sainte-Anne at Pointe-de-l'Église is the only Frenchspeaking university in Nova Scotia. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate programs for native speakers and has its own French Immersion school on campus for those seeking to learn or improve their French.
Its beautifully located seacoast campus on the Bay of Fundy offers a family-like atmosphere in its residences and contributes to the life and spirit of the university. A varied sports and cultural program enriches the total learning and French experience. Students learn to love French at Université Sainte-Anne!
Mount Saint Vincent University
Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is committed to providing the best university experience for all members of its community and to developing thoughtful, engaged citizens who make a positive impact on their world. With a unique blend of passion and individuality, the Mount is a university with unparalleled social impact; at home, across the country and overseas.
The Mount is located just minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and is recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of more than 4,000 women and men from across Canada and from 60 countries take advantage of the Mount's programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes or at a distance.
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
The Nova Scotia Agricultural College is a specialized university that cultivates learning and research, focusing on improving and sustaining the environment for the health and well-being of society. NSAC is a fully accredited, degree granting, university offering graduate, undergraduate and diploma studies. It is an internationally respected research and teaching institution which consistently ranks high in research intensity among Atlantic Canadian universities. On-campus greenhouses, laboratories, aquaculture facilities and a modern farm complex allow students to learn in a hands-on environment, while a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for individualized support and customized teaching.
NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
NSCAD University in Halifax is Canada's premier independent university dedicated to advancing the visual arts through education, research and production.
Part of Nova Scotia's cultural landscape since 1887, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design has offered graduate and undergraduate degrees in fine and media arts, craft, design and art history for more than 30 years. The university's Division of Continuing Studies also offers an exhaustive list of courses and certificate programs. NSCAD alumni are among Canada's most highly regarded artists, gallery directors, designers, curators and art educators.
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish unites 4,200 students in arts, science, business, information system study and applied programs. Students receive individual attention and hands-on research opportunities.
StFX offers students and professors in all disciplines access to advanced web-communication tools and an innovative computer environment linking students with professors, classmates and the world. StFX has educated a prime minister, provincial premiers, Rhodes scholars, scientists and religious and business leaders.
Saint Mary's University
Located in Halifax, Saint Mary's University has a student population of 8,500 students and is recognized as one of Canada's most internationalized with students representing more than 94 countries. Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's strives on turning students into global citizens through a globalized curriculum, coop and employment opportunities on and off campus and scholarships to support student success.
Saint Mary's offers an AACSB accredited Business Program including an MBA, a cutting-edge Faculty of Science where students can pursue research opportunities, an innovative Bachelor of Arts degree, Engineering and Pre-Professional programs and various certificate programs. Students completing the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) program may be eligible to receive advanced standing toward their degree.
University of King's College
Located in Halifax and with a student population of 1100, the University of King's College offers a vibrant, community atmosphere and renowned interdisciplinary programmes in the liberal arts and journalism.
The popular Foundation Year Programme examines the development of Western culture from ancient to contemporary times and is an alternative first year of undergraduate studies in arts, science or journalism King's partners with Dalhousie University, which means students continue on to programs in everything from Contemporary Studies to Political Science to Biology.