Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6
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Since 1838, Acadia University has challenged students to excel both in and out of the classroom. Located in Wolfville – one hour from the provincial capital of Halifax – the university is nestled in the Annapolis Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Nova Scotia.
The university’s safe, small-town location and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contact with fellow students and professors, participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and a wide variety of cultural programs. Acadia’s commitment to innovation is evident across all disciplines, and through the integration of notebook computers into the undergraduate curriculum. All Acadia students are engaged to develop an awareness of the environment regardless of discipline.
Acadia’s division of continuing education (Open Acadia) is committed to reaching students wherever they may be. In addition to its award-winning science programs, Open Acadia offers a wide selection of correspondence and distance education courses.
With more than 27,000 alumni worldwide, Acadia celebrates tradition while looking to the future. Noted alumni include Charles Huggins, winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. Acadia University prides itself on a tradition which embodies academic, athletic, cultural, organizational, social and spiritual development.
Acadia offers more than 200 degree combinations in the Faculties of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies, and Theology. With a student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of 28, professors mentor students and concentrate on developing the whole person.
Excellence in research training is a cornerstone of an Acadia education. With numerous undergraduate honours programs and graduate programs, Acadia offers a research environment that is both intimate and expansive. There is considerable multi-disciplinary collaboration amongst researchers internally and externally. Students work closely with research faculty and receive hands-on training in some of Canada’s best equipped labs. Students leave Acadia exceptionally well prepared for research careers or further training at larger institutions.
Acadia has expertise in areas as diverse as the science of coastal environments, ethno-cultural diversity and social justice, environmental monitoring and climate change, organizational relationships, data mining, the impact of digital technologies, and lifestyle choices contributing to health and wellness.
Acadia has a range of unique research centres and spaces, including a new Tidal Energy Institute, and the Beaubassin Field Station. There has been an increase in applied research opportunities, including in the agricultural sector, highlighted by research with local wineries and grape growers, and a major project on alternative insect control techniques and technologies.
Canadian student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,775 - $6,797
Graduate tuition fees: $5,735 - $6,757
International student fees 2012-13 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $13,993
Graduate tuition fees: $14,130
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from afew hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.
2012 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 3,480
Full-time (graduates): 210
Part-time (undergraduates): 130
Part-time (graduates): 440
* Source: Association of Atlantic Universities