Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University | Halifax, N.S. | Founded 1802

Saint Mary's University campus

(Saint Mary’s University)

Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The university has a strong international community, with foreign students making up 29 per cent of enrolment. Saint Mary’s has forged partnerships with more than 40 institutions in 25 countries, offering students programs and learning opportunities in locations such as Brazil, the Gambia and Northern Ireland, and has set up mobility awards to help fund the exchanges.

“Saint Mary’s is proud to educate citizens of the world,” says president Robert Summerby-Murray. “Our global connections create an intellectual and cultural richness that few universities can equal.”

The entrepreneurial spirit is strong at the Sobey School of Business, which offers a solid slate of programs at the graduate and undergraduate level. Bachelor of commerce students get a rigorous grounding in business basics and lots of opportunities for hands-on learning through case competitions, international experience, student-run investment programs and interaction with the business community.

The campus is small and intimate, occupying a leafy city block in Halifax’s South End. Downtown is only minutes away, with its restaurants and animated nightlife. A network of overpasses and tunnels gets students to and from class without having to set foot outside—handy in the winter months.

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Standout Programs
Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial skills are applicable to a number of careers. This program combines the newest methods of practice and theory. Students build their skills while learning about venture investing and management techniques and can take part in workshops and case competitions.
Intercultural Studies: In this flexible program, which can be combined with other studies, students learn languages and gain intercultural skills, in class and through international opportunities.
Forensic Science: Designed to complement a bachelor of science degree, this certificate develops critical thinking and the methods for evaluating information and analyzing data as it applies to civil or criminal law.

Cool Courses
Who Owns the Past?: This course explores how the past has been used and abused for political purposes in different historical and cultural contexts and considers the role of museums, collections, illicit traffic in relics and the restitution of cultural property.
The Environment and Human Health: Using comprehensive case studies, students explore a range of natural and anthropogenic agents that cause human health problems.

$7,929 ($9,212 out-of-province students) (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 70% · Science: 70% · Commerce: 70% · Engineering: 70%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 5,403 · Part-time: 651
Graduates: Full-time: 479 · Part-time: 201
International Students: First-year: 21% ·
Graduate: 59%
Male-Female Ratio: 49 to 51
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 1,140 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $9,975 to $10,550 · Single room with meals: $11,395 to $11,970 · Apartment-style: $6,050 to $7,670

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