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 that happen here all contribute to making Mount Allison an extraordinary community.”

Mount A’s scholarship program has grown significantly in the past several years: more than $6 million is available for 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.

Standout Programs

• Health Studies: This interdisciplinary program offers courses in health and life sciences, ethics and philosophy, and social issues and culture.

• Philosophy, Politics and Economics: This combined program delves into issues of citizenship, justice and economic systems; includes opportunities for international experience and work-integrated learning, as well as access to professionals from the public and private sector.

• Aviation: Offered in partnership with the Moncton Flight College, this program lets students pursue their commercial pilot licence while taking a bachelor of science or a bachelor of commerce. Students learn about navigation, regulations and weather, and complete 200 hours of flying.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 71.2% | Science: 72% | Commerce: 74.4%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,259 | Part-time: 89

Graduates: Full-time: 14 | Part-time: 2

International Students: First-year: 16.2%

Male-Female Ratio: 42 to 58

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 935 (approx. 615 reserved for first-year students) Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $10,830 to $11,485

Single room with meals: $11,880 to $13,619

Cool Courses

• Science and Democracy: Examine the role of science in a democratic society, including how technology is intertwined with social values and political decisions.

• Introduction to Mi’kmaw Language: Learn the basics while exploring the language’s connection to place and culture.

Student Life on Campus

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