Mount Allison University
Founded 1839 | Sackville, NB
Mount Allison delivers a quality liberal arts and science education in picturesque Sackville, N.B. “Mount Allison offers a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment to students from around the world,” says president Jean-Paul Boudreau. “The connections made at Mount Allison, both on campus and virtually during the pandemic, contribute to making the university an extraordinary community.”
Mount A’s scholarship program has grown significantly in the past two years: more than $10 million in new funding has been applied to student financial aid. The residential campus, with its ivy-covered sandstone buildings, has a welcoming feel. Students can walk across campus in less than 10 minutes and be downtown in just five. The largest residence, Windsor Hall, has been renovated and now offers study rooms, lounges, a fitness centre and a movie room. Mawita’mkw, a designated Indigenous gathering space, serves as a meeting space, hosts guest speakers and is home to the Elder-in-residence program. In recent years, a sweat lodge, Indigenous gardens and a teepee for ceremony and teaching space have been built on campus.
Mount A’s fine arts program is highly regarded. The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts is equipped with specialized studios and classrooms for fine arts and drama, as well as a 100-seat theatre. Students can admire the work of alumnus Alex Colville at the Owens Art Gallery and visit the late artist’s studio, which was donated to Mount A.
• Health Studies: Students in this interdisciplinary program examine health from biological, behavioural, historical, environmental and cultural perspectives.
• Aviation: Offered in partnership with the Moncton Flight College, this program lets students pursue their commercial pilot licence while they take a bachelor of science (studying geography, math, computer science and physics) or a bachelor of commerce (focusing on business).
• Fine Arts: This program combines studio work with an immersive class curriculum. Students develop skills in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and open media.
Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70.2% · Science: 71.3% · Commerce: 72.1%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,176 · Part-time: 152
Graduates: Full-time: 16
International Students: First-year: 13.4%
Male-Female Ratio: 41 to 59
Residence Spaces: 845 (approx. 700 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $11,056 · Single room with meals: $11,439 to $13,127
• Religious Ethics and the Environment: Explore how different religions view nature and how these views affect issues such as the climate crisis.
• Sport Psychology: Apply psychology to sport, health and physical activity through a mix of theory and group activities.