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.
“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.
Welcome to Destination Acadia. Imagine a place where history, culture, and adventure come together in perfect harmony. A place where food, wine, music, and sports are woven into the everyday fabric of life. A place where young and old enjoy shopping, casual conversation, and a pace of life that is becoming increasingly rare.
Acadia University is one of Canada’s oldest and most picturesque universities and a preferred destination for students worldwide for almost 200 years.
Some of the special features of Acadia University are:
A vast 250 acre campus
More than 200 programmes offered
Faculty to student ratio 1:14
Average class size: 32
12 residence buildings ranging from high-rise to heritage and from basic double rooms to deluxe singles in suites.
English Language Requirements
ince English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS,CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia's English requirements are as follows:
TOEFL - 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20 IELTS - 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0 CAEL - 70 with no subtest score below 60 PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60 Cambridge English: Advanced - 176 with no subtest score below 169 MELAB - 80
Acadia provides opportunities for students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements to enter our undergraduate degree programs. Completion of the full-time, non-credit English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program allows students to gain English language proficiency before starting their degree program. Applicants may be given admission based on successful completion of Acadia's English for Academic Purposes program.
We know you'll do your best in the classroom, and we'll do our best to help you get there. We offer over $4 million annually in scholarships and awards, including entrance scholarships and entrance scholar-bursaries. We also encourage you to apply for external awards to supplement your scholarships, loans, and savings.
Some of the scholarships provided by the university are:
Entrance Scholarships Acadia recognizes and rewards achievement and potential, and we make it easy to apply! When you apply to an Acadia undergraduate program, you will automatically be considered for an entrance scholarship.
Entrance Scholar-Bursaries Acadia offers a number scholar-bursaries, which are based on academic standing and demonstrated unmet financial need. Some of our scholar-bursaries, such as the Spicer-Hennessey Scholar-Bursary (valued at more than $40,000) are renewable for up to four years.
Local and Specialized Scholarships In addition to the entrance scholarships covered by your admission application, you can apply for prestigious scholarships and special awards provided by our generous donors and alumni.
1. The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Studies ($60,000 over 4 years) 2. The AIL Acadia Scholarship ($60,000 over 4 years) 3. The Rotary Club of Wolfville-Acadia University Award ($2,000) 4. The Port Williams Jam Scholastic Award ($1,500) 5. The VEMCO Entrance Scholarships in Business ($1,250) 6. The Acadia Alumni Tuition Discount ($500)
Renewable High-Value Scholarships Acadia University offers the following scholarships to eligible students with a minimum 95% scholarship average.
Chancellor's Scholarship $40,000 ($10,000/year)
Board of Governor's Scholarship $32,000 ($8,000/year)
President's Scholarship $28,000 ($7,000/year)
International Baccalaureate Scholarship $24,000 ($6,000/year)
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