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Acadia University

Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6

Acadia University, located in Wolfville, in the province of Nova Scotia, offers more than 200 degree combinations in undergraduate and graduate studies. Acadia offers professional programs, programs in the arts, science, theology and more.

Acadia University is award winning and has been recognized by several surveys and magazines. According to Maclean's magazine 2007 ranking, Acadia is considered "Canada's best overall primarily undergraduate university." Additionally, the universities Acadia Advantage Program, a unique program that incorporates the use of notebook computers into Acadia's the undergraduate curriculum, was honored by the Smithsonian Institution in 1999.

The Acadia campus is extensive boasting 250 acres, more than 10 residences, and numerous state-of-the-art facilities. Among them is the Vaughan Memorial Library which offers students a collection of over one million titles with numerous electronic resources. The Acadia Athletic Complex is another state-of-the-art facility offering a 3000-square foot cardio/weight room, racquetball courts, squash courts and more.

Students at Acadia University can also take advantage of the many student organizations and recreational activities both on and off campus. On campus students can enjoy a diverse range of Student clubs such as the Juggling Club, the Computer Science Society, the Mixed Martial Arts Club and more. A multitude of varsity sports for both men and women are also offered at Acadia including rugby, basketball, soccer and more.

Off campus student can enjoy the beautiful and historical province of Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia, divided into seven regions, offers a beautiful sea coast, harbors, fishing towns and more. Among the many attractions is the Bay of Fundy, Cape Brenton Island, the Cabot Trail and others.

Quick Facts:

  • Acadia University offers a more than 140 entrance scholarships each year to students, and awards more than 2.1 million in financial aid each year.

  • The full-time student body at Acadia University was upwards of 3000 with students representing more than 49 countries in 2006-07.

  • Students at Acadia can take advantage of smaller class sizes with a student to faculty ration of 18 to one.

  • In 2001 Acadia University received the Pioneer Award for Ubiquitous Computing.

  • Acadia was awarded first place in the Best Systems Solutions category in 1997 in the The Canadian Information Productivity Awards program.

  • Acadia has ranked first in the most innovative undergraduate institution category more than 14 times in Maclean's magazine.

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