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. (population 5,500). “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.

Mount A has seen many developments in recent years. The Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts opened in 2014, equipped with specialized studios and classrooms for fine arts and drama, as well as a 100-seat theatre. The main athletics field, Alumni Field, underwent a major transformation, switching from grass to artificial turf and acquiring new bleachers. The largest residence, Windsor Hall, underwent renovations and reopened in 2019, offering study rooms, lounges, a fitness centre and a movie room. Mawita’mkw, a designated Indigenous gathering space, serves as a meeting space, hosts guests speakers and is home to the Elder-in-residence program, where visiting female Elders share matriarchal teachings with the community.

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
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.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: In this multidisciplinary program, students focus on developing critical thinking, examining how and why the world works as it does.

Cool Courses
Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science and Technology: Explore how variation in natural resource use among Indigenous peoples has led to development and innovation.
Community Engaged Learning: Design and implement projects for local middle school students based on their interests.

$9,108 ($9,498 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70.8% · Science: 75.2% · Commerce: 74.3%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,078 · Part-time: 70
Graduates: Full-time: 18
International Students: First-year: 12.5%
Male-Female Ratio: 42 to 58
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 1,035 (720 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $10,260 to $10,866 · Single room with meals: $11,231 to $12,838

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