Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne | Church Point, N.S. | Founded 1890


Université Saint Anne students

Sainte-Anne has developed an international reputation as a leader in French and French immersion studies after serving Nova Scotia’s Acadian and francophone population for more than a century. Today, it educates students from across Canada and around the world. French is the official language of instruction, but Sainte-Anne also works to instill bilingualism, which helps its students stand out among other Canadian university graduates. “Because they’re bilingual, our rate of employment is very high—over 90 per cent,” says president Allister Surette. As for graduates of the bachelor of education or the co-op bachelor of business programs, they can return to Sainte-Anne for tuition-free study if they have not found relevant work within four months of graduation. Sainte-Anne has five campuses throughout Nova Scotia, and the main campus in Church Point (Pointe-de-l’Église) is located in the heart of the francophone region of Clare, near the scenic shoreline of St. Mary’s Bay. A network of hiking trails runs through the woods and along the seashore. The Church Point campus even has its own lighthouse. Students can choose accommodation from among 10 residences, each with its own style and traditions. Meanwhile, with a biomass furnace, a 50 kW wind turbine and more than 100 solar panels, Sainte-Anne claims to be the greenest campus in Canada.

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Standout Programs
• Education: Grads of this two-year degree program are highly employable, and receive a specialist diploma in teaching French as a second language.
Business Administration: Graduates leave with fluency in French and English, well prepared for graduate studies, or to pursue professional accreditation in areas such as accountancy.
Canadian Studies: This bachelor of arts program explores the colonial, frontier, regional, national and multicultural roots of Canadian society. It includes English and French literature as part of its curriculum.

Cool Courses
• The Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien: Study the works of Tolkien in Middle Earth from The Hobbit to The Silmarillion. This course also looks at many of the letters written by and to Tolkien in order to gain a greater appreciation for his work.
• Major Feminist Writers: Learn about the pioneers of feminist thought in Europe and North America. This course will closely follow five or six important 20th-century feminist literary texts.

Minimum entering grades Tuition Undergraduate students Residence spaces
Arts: 66%
Science: 69%
Commerce: 72%
$6,191 ($7,474 out-of-province) Full-time: 373
Part-time: 158
362 (first come, first served)

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