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. When you step onto campus you enter a world of opportunity.
Acadia University’s campus is beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that we often hear this phrase, “I visited campus and fell in love.” Just steps beyond Acadia’s campus you can explore a rich, natural environment that includes the world’s highest tides, vineyards, woodland trails, and farmlands.
“The mission of Acadia University is to provide a personalized and rigorous liberal education; promote a robust and respectful scholarly community; and inspire a diversity of students to become critical thinkers, lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and responsible global leaders.”
By choosing Acadia, you have opportunities to work closely with professors, volunteer in the community, study abroad, enjoy co-op placements, and be engaged in real-world research. Acadia’s four faculties – Arts, Pure and Applied Sciences, Professional Studies, and Theology – offer more than 200 degree combinations in its undergraduate academic programs and graduate programs. Some of our most popular majors are in biology, marketing, English, psychology, environmental studies, and kinesiology.
Acadia’s academic calendars are your best source for information about programs, courses, and how to successfully navigate a maze of academic information. We offer two academic calendars per year: a calendar for undergraduate and graduate programs, and the Acadia Divinity College calendar. Academic advisors are also ready to help you select your courses.
For general admission, you require Grade 12 (senior secondary), English, and four additional Grade 12 (senior secondary) academic or advanced courses. A minimum 70 per cent average (calculated by Admissions) is required for all programs. Admission to Acadia is competitive. Our Admissions Office received more than 3,400 applications for the Class of 2018. The average entering grade is per cent.
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