Mount Allison University (also Mount A or MtA) is a Canadian primarily undergraduate liberal arts college located in Sackville, New Brunswick. It has been ranked the top undergraduate university in the country 20 times in the past 28 years by Maclean's magazine, a record unmatched by any other university. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the average first-year class size is 60 and upper-year classes average 14 students.
Mount Allison University was the first university in the British Empire to award a baccalaureate to a woman (Grace Annie Lockhart, B.Sc, 1875). Mount Allison graduates have been awarded a total of 55 Rhodes Scholarships. American chemist James B. Sumner, who later won Nobel Prize in Chemistry, used to work at Mount Allison as a teaching fellow. Mount Allison also has one of the largest endowments per student in Canada.
Liberal arts & sciences at Mount Allison
A liberal arts and sciences education from Mount Allison will teach you important skills that can help you thrive, both personally and professionally, in today's ever-changing world.
Maclean’s magazine’s annual university rankings is a leading source of information about universities in Canada. Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean’s as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada 21 times in the past 29 years — a record unmatched by any other university.
The small class difference
We like to call it the small class difference — you'll be able to connect with your professors both inside and outside the classroom. These meaningful interactions will guide you throughout your degree and help you figure out your future.
Approximately 2,100 students
Average first-year class size is 60, one of the smallest in the country
Upper-year classes average 14
Low full-time student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1
One-on-one independent studies
Professors come to Mount Allison from all over the world to focus on teaching while actively pursuing their research. At Mount Allison, you'll be mentored, taught, challenged, and encouraged by accomplished leaders in their field:
Eight Mount Allison professors have been named 3M National Teaching Fellows — Canada’s top teaching honour
Four Mount Allison professors are Canada Research Chairs — the highest research honour in the country
Our faculty ranks first in national awards won in the 2020 Maclean's magazine's annual university rankings (primarily undergraduate category)
Create your own degree
At Mount Allison, you are not limited to one area of study. You are free to follow your passions, discover new ones, and create the exact degree you want. With more than 40 programs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
Mount Allison's close-knit and engaging community extends across campus and beyond. Students quickly discover the endless opportunities to get highly involved in extracurriculars on and off campus and say these are some of the most valuable learning experiences of their time at Mount Allison.
English Language Requirements
As English is the primary language of instruction at Mount Allison, students must possess a mastery of English sufficient to communicate effectively, follow lectures, and write assignments and examinations in English.
Admission preference is given to students who submit IELTS or TOEFL results.
You may also provide proof of one of the following:
Successful completion of at least three years of academic instruction at a Canadian secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison University
Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution, as recognized by Mount Allison University, where English is the primary language of instruction
TOEFL score of 90 (internet test), 580 (paper test), 213 (computer test) (DI Code 0939) with no band score lower than 20
International English Language Testing System – Academic (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6*
Canadian Academic English Test – Computer Edition (CAEL CE) minimum score of 70
Cambridge English – Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum Cambridge English Score of 176
Please note: Meeting the minimum English proficiency requirement does not guarantee admission. Mount Allison reserves the right to request additional information in support of your application.
Entrance scholarships range from $4,000 to $20,000. You will be automatically considered for entrance scholarships when you submit your comprehensive admission and scholarship application. You must have a calculated admission average of 80 per cent (or equivalent) to be eligible.
Designated scholarships offer some of our top awards. You can apply for many of them within your admission application, but some require an additional application or supplemental information.
Awards offer assistance to incoming full-time students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, community involvement, and/or financial need. You will automatically be considered for awards when you apply for admission to Mount Allison.
Applying for scholarships
You can apply for scholarshipsat the same time you apply for admission to Mount Allison, within your online application account.
For more information, contact our financial aid and awards counsellor, [email protected] or (506) 364-2258.
For guaranteed entrance scholarship consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1. For applications received after March 1, entrance scholarships will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed consideration.
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