Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University | Sackville, N.B. | Founded 1839


Mount Allison University Campus

With 2,400 students, Mount Allison offers a friendly community and a high-quality liberal arts and science education in picturesque Sackville, N.B. (population 5,500). “Mount Allison is the type of place where close-knit relationships are not only possible, they are bound to happen,” says president Robert Campbell. The residential campus, with its ivy-covered sandstone buildings, has a welcoming, inclusive feel. Students can walk across campus in less than 10 minutes and be downtown in just five. In 2014, the university opened the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, equipped with specialized studios and classrooms for fine arts and drama, as well as a 100-seat theatre. A new athletics turf field, Alumni Field, and stadium bleachers were recently unveiled and the new Centre for Environmental Innovation is slated to open in 2018. Mount Allison’s fine arts program, established more than 160 years ago, is highly regarded. In 2017, the music program celebrates the 100th anniversary of its bachelor of music degree. Students can admire the work of Alex Colville (a Mount A grad) at the Owens Art Gallery—the oldest university art gallery in the country—and visit the late artist’s studio, which has been donated to Mount Allison.

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Standout Programs

Aviation: In partnership with the Moncton Flight College, this bachelor of science program covers geography, math and physics, while allowing students to obtain their commercial pilot’s licence.

Commerce: Provides a solid undergraduate foundation in key business disciplines, as well as a focus on experiential learning. Students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills through hands-on experience; includes opportunities for internships, mentorships, field trips and case competitions.

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: This multidisciplinary program brings together three fundamental disciplines to give students different perspectives and a deeper understanding of the human experience; develops critical thinking through exploring varied, often conflicting, views of the world.

Cool Courses

Physics of Music and Sound: This course teaches the basics of sound production, transmission, how sound is heard, how musical instruments work, and the physics of waves. The course attracts as many arts students as science students.

Arts and Culture Marketing: Students organize and market an event, partnering with students in drama, English, fine arts and music, to showcase their creative talent at 10 downtown businesses in Sackville as part of Culture Days events across Canada.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Average class size Number of students Residence spaces Graduation and retention rates
Arts: 70.5%
Science: 72.5%
Commerce: 72.7%
$8,648 1st & 2nd year: 47.6
3rd & 4th year: 11.6
Undergraduates: 2,422
Graduates: 16
1,100 (750 reserved for first years) Graduation: 62.7%
Retention: 83.4%

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