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 high-quality academic experience with flexible, interdisciplinary, and hands-on learning experiences that prepare students to carve out their own career path,” says interim president Robert MacKinnon (Ian Sutherland assumes the role in July). “Relationships are important here. Students cultivate meaningful connections with their classmates and professors that last a lifetime.”

The welcoming residential campus, with its ivy-covered sandstone buildings, is easily walkable—students can get 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 place, 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 and 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. The school’s scholarship program has grown significantly in the past several years: more than $6 million is available for student financial aid. 

Campus Buzz

Mount A athletes can enjoy the recently renovated McCormack Gymnasium, which underwent upgrades to modernize equipment and make it more energy efficient.

Standout Programs

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

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

• Museum and Curatorial Studies: Students gain practical experience through museum and gallery practicums. Topics include arts and culture management, community engagement, curation, and repatriation of Indigenous objects.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)


Minimum Entering Grades

Arts: 69.8% | Science: 71.8% | Commerce: 70%

Student Body

Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,285 | Part-time: 95

Graduates: Full-time: 15 | Part-time: 1

International Students: First-year: 16%

Housing Facts

Residence Spaces: 1,040 (approx. 650 reserved for first-year students)

Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $12,303 to $12,998 | Single room with meals: $13,754 to $15,684

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.

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