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Mount Allison University

Sackville, Canada

Public -1839

17 : 1

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Computer Science, Astronomy, Biology

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Mount Allison University, located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, is a public Canadian university. At the undergraduate level, the university focuses on liberal arts education. It was founded in 1843 and awarded university status in 1849. The university is one of the country's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. Mount Alison was the first university in the British Empire to award a baccalaureate to a woman)Grace Annie Lockhart, B.Sc, 1875). The policy of university education initiated in the 1960s responded to population pressure and the belief that higher education was a key to social justice and economic productivity for individuals and for society. The university is affiliated with Maple League of Universities, Universities Canada, IAU, ACU, and CIS. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university has a magnificent campus that covers 76 acres. Bachelor's degrees are available in Science, Arts, Commerce, Fine Arts, and Music at the university. More than 40 study programmes with five-degree options are available at the university. It provides master's degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry, as well as bilingualism certificates. Aside from that, in collaboration with Moncton Flight College, it offers a scientific curriculum with a major in aviation. Furthermore, students have the option of participating in 31 study abroad programmes in 20 different countries. There are over 140 organizations and societies at the university, as well as more than 30 clubs and intramural sports teams. Architecture is one of the campus’s defining features. Noted architectural historian, John Leroux, who is working with visual artist Thaddeus Holownia on a book about the university's architecture, calls the campus "one of the finest in Canada" and says some of the most beautiful buildings built in New Brunswick in the last 100 years are located at Mount Allison.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Mount Allison has the best Rhodes Scholars per capita record in Canada, with 55 total and 14 in the last 16 years. In 2014, an entrance scholarship was awarded to 76 per cent of the student body. Mount Alison prides itself on providing high-quality education and academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community. It was the first university to award a Bachelor’s and BA degree to a woman, first to offer a Bachelors of Fine Arts, first to provide internet access across the entire campus, and a pioneer in the establishment of services for students with learning disabilities. In addition, Robert Barritt (Bermudian painter and politician), Kate Beaton (cartoonist), Winthrop Pickard Bell (historian and philosopher), Rick Black (CFL football player, Grey Cup champion), Harold Lothrop Borden (military officer), and Kate Braid (poet) are some of the university's well-known alumni. 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The University is dedicated to raising understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues among all members of their campus community. In Fall 2021, the university had 2,288 full-time students and 91 part-time students enrolled. International students at Mount Allison include full-time students, visiting and exchange students, and students in their Mount Allison Summer Semester in English (MASSIE) program. The International Centre is a valuable resource for all international students, providing support and services starting when you apply to Mount Allison right up to your departure from campus and beyond. The companies notable for RBC, Horizon Health Network, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Scotiabank and Deloitte.

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