Mount Allison University

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

A student works on a lithography stone in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts at Mount Allison University. (Courtesy of Mount Allison)

A student works on a lithography stone in the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts at Mount Allison University. (Courtesy of Mount Allison)

Mount Allison delivers a high-quality liberal arts and science education in picturesque Sackville, N.B. “Mount Allison is a welcoming, inclusive and transformational university. The connections that happen here all contribute to making Mount Allison an extraordinary place to live, learn and work,” says president Jean-Paul Boudreau.

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 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.

The largest residence, Windsor Hall, is newly 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, where visiting female Elders share matriarchal teachings with the community. Over the past two years, a sweat lodge, Indigenous gardens, and a teepee for ceremony and teaching space were built on campus. Mount A’s fine arts program, established more than 160 years ago, is highly regarded. Students can admire the work of alumnus Alex Colville at the Owens Art Gallery and visit the late artist’s studio, which has been donated to Mount A.

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Standout Programs
Geocomputing: Students in this applied program, which combines theory and practice, study both geography and computer science, examining the spatial dimensions of social and environmental problems.
• Aviation: Offered in partnership with the Moncton Flight College, this program lets students work toward their commercial pilot licence while pursuing a bachelor of science, studying geography, math, computer science and physics, or a bachelor of commerce, focusing on business studies.
Museum and Curatorial Studies: The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to art history, commerce, Canadian studies and classics; courses include arts and culture management, curating and critical writing, and archival work.

Cool Courses
• Stress, Burnout, and Resilience: This psychology course considers the importance of social connection. Recent students researched, wrote and recorded a podcast.
Archaeology of Buildings and Landscapes: Experiential learning is the core of this study. Students examine buildings and landscapes in northeastern North America from Indigenous architecture and land-use before European colonization to the present day.

Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 71.3% · Science: 74% · Commerce: 73.2%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,167 · Part-time: 70
Graduates: Full-time: 17
International Students: First-year: 17%
Male-Female Ratio: 41 to 59
Housing Facts
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 773 (1,035 last year with 720 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $11,106 to $12,745

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