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 new 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. Mawita’mkw, a designated Indigenous gathering space and home to the Elder-in-Residence program, opened in the student centre, and a newly renovated life sciences research centre opened in fall 2018, consolidating research in environmental and life sciences and providing hands-on opportunities for students.
Mount Allison’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—the oldest university art gallery in the country—and visit the late artist’s studio, which has been donated to Mount A.
• Fine Arts: This program balances intellectual and hands-on exploration of the visual arts; courses are taught by practising artists and art historians.
• Commerce: Focused on experiential learning, this bachelor’s program features small classes, internship opportunities and entrepreneurship projects.
• Aviation: In partnership with the Moncton Flight College, this bachelor of science program covers geography, math, computer science and physics, while allowing students to obtain their commercial pilot’s licence.
• Indigenous Peoples: Ecology, Science and Technology: This geography and environment course examines the relationship between different groups of Indigenous peoples and their environment, and looks at how variation in natural resources has led to various scientific developments and technological innovations.
• Time: This course explores the meaning and relevance of time from the perspectives of four different disciplines: religion and philosophy, physics, biology and music.
$9,024 ($9,394 out-of-province students)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 71.2% · Science: 74.1% · Commerce: 73.1%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 2,166 · Part-time: 81
Graduates: Full-time: 17
International Students: First-year: 9.7%
Male-Female Ratio: 41 to 59
1,100 (approx. 650 reserved for first-year students)
Double room with meals: $10,073 · Single room with meals: $11,025