ACADIA UNIVERSITY, WOLFVILLE

Wolfville, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1838Established Year

Acadia University is a public Liberal Arts University which was established in the year of 1838 at Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is predominantly undergraduate university with a few graduate courses.

Why choose Acadia University?

  • Webomterics ranked Acadia 46th among the universities in Canada
  • Second rank in the Maclean’s Magazine for overall best primarily undergraduate university category

Why Acadia University stands out?

  • Acadia University is nationally accredited and distributes more than $4.6 million in awards each year.
  • Acadia University is a part of the permanent research collection of the National Museum of American History.
  • It has an average class of 28 with A+ student-faculty interaction
  • The university has an International Population of 11%.
  • Acadia University has 11 Varsity Teams and 15 Athletics Clubs.
  • The student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Statistical Highlights

Type of UniversityPublic
Faculty Members211
Total Number of Students3,765
Number of Undergraduate Seats3,574
Number of Postgraduate Seats191
Number of International Students414
Annual Acceptance Rate49%
Tuition Fee Range$7,390 - $20,910
Languages usedEnglish, French, German, Spanish
Test Score AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, PTE
Websitehttp://www.acadiau.ca

Programs Offered at Acadia University

Acadia University offers more than 200 Undergraduate and graduate programs. These are divided into the following faculties and divisions:

  • Faculty of Arts – 14 programs
  • Faculty of Professional Studies – 5 programs
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Science – 9 programs
  • Faculty of Theology - The course focuses on providing the biblical, theological, historical, and practical foundation of the Christian faith and ministry.

Graduate Studies

Acadia University offers 17 Graduate level courses in the following fields:

CoursesBranches
MScApplied Geomatics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Geology
Mathematics and Statistics
Psychology
MDivDivinity
MedEducation
MAEnglish
Political Science
Social and Political Thought
Sociology
Theology
MRRecreation Management
DMINMinistry
Ph.D.Educational Studies

Open Acadia

Open Acadia offers its flexible programming and learning opportunities online and on-campus. The courses include:

  • Online Learning
  • Spring & Summer Courses
  • Master of Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Acadia Lifelong Learning
  • Summer Music Academy
  • Huggins High School Science Seminar
  • English Language Centre

Co-op Programs:

Acadia also provides Co-Op programs with the duration of 4-8 months and 12-16 internships. Some of the Co-op programs with degrees are mentioned below:

Undergraduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in various specializations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Community Development
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in various disciplines

Graduate programs:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Choose Your Schedule

ScheduleOnlineOn-Campus (Day/Evening)
Study PlanFull-timePart-time

Campus & Housing at Acadia University

The main and only campus of Acadia University is located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Wolfville campus houses all the faculties and programs. It also has the Acadia University Art Gallery. The war memorial gymnasium and the war memorial house are landmark buildings for Acadia University.

There are 12 residences in Acadia University which have a total capacity of around 1500. The residences and their capacities are as follows:

Residence NameCapacity
Chase court255
Chipman house118
Christofor hall74
Crowell tower264
Cutten house258
Dennis house144
Eaton house91
Raymond house10
Roy Jodrey hall96
Seminary house90
War memorial137
Whitman Hall98
Total1545

Types of Rooms

Acadia University has five types of rooms available for students’ accommodation. They can select from four types of single rooms or go for the shared double room.

Meal Plan

Affordable meal plans are available to choose from for resident students. There are four varieties of meal plans for the students from.


Acadia University Application Process

Prerequisites: Prospective students need to start with the following before applying for the University-

Documents to be submitted

  • All official transcripts
  • Letter of reference
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Resume (outlining work experience, extra-curricular activities, achievements and activities)
  • Cover letter indicating why you are interested in university studies

English Language Requirement

An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Acadia University.

Following tests and scores are accepted by the University as a measure of English Proficiency: -

Test NameMinimum Scores Required
TOEFL90 - iBT with no subtest score below 20
IELTS6.5, with no band below 5.5
MELAB80
CAEL70 with no subtest score below 60
PTE61 with no subtest score below 60
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English176 with no subtest score below 169

Note:-

  • Students who have studied in English for three years or more, may be exempted from submitting a proof of proficiency in English.
  • Students who fail to meet English requirements but are academically admissible may be allowed to study at the university upon successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

What to do next?

  • Interested students must select the program and check its requirements on the official website.
  • International students are also required to fulfill the requirements stated for their country.
  • Students, domestic or international, must apply directly on the official website.

Application fee

  • The application fee for undergraduate programs is $40 for all students.
  • The application fee for graduate programs is $50 for all students.

Expenses to be incurred at Acadia University

Given below are the outlines of expenses a student may bear while studying at the Acadia University-

Tuition Fee

Level wise tuition fee for domestic and international students is as follows:

Undergraduate courses

CostsNova Scotia studentsCanadian studentsInternational students
Tuition$7,390$8,673$17,363

Graduate courses

CostsNova Scotia studentsCanadian studentsInternational students
MA$7,341$8,624$17,532
MSC/MR/MA/other courses$4,760$6,043$12,215
ASU Fees$302.50$302.50$302.50

Doctoral Courses

CostsNova Scotia studentsCanadian studentsInternational students
Tuition$9,172$10,455$20,910

Co-op Fee

Undergraduate Co-op fee:
Co-op work term, fee per semester$1,697
Co-op internship, fee per 16-month course$3,372
Graduate Co-op fee:
Co-op work term, fee per 4 month course$873
Co-op internship, fee per 12 - 16 month course$1,734

Student Residence Rates

The price of accommodation at Acadia University is as follows:

Room TypeCost
Single$6,885
Deluxe Single$7,735
Premium Single$8,295
Single in Suite$8,085
Double Room$5,900

Meal Plan Rates

Meal PlanCost
5 Day Plan$4474
7 Day Plan$4593
7 Day Plus Plan$4827
7 Day Max Plan$5005

Financial aid provided by Acadia University

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the upcoming graduates in Acadia University. Scholarships are available based on academic and extracurricular performances and financial need. A few scholarships are given below:

Scholarship NameScholarship AmountFrequencyPeriod
Chancellor’s Scholarship$10,000Once per year4 years
Board of Governor’s Scholarship$8,000Once per year4 years
President’s scholarship$7,000Once per year4 years
International Baccalaureate Scholarship$6,000Once per year4 years
Renewable entrance scholarships$500 - $60,000N/AN/A
The Arthur Irving Academy Scholarships in Environmental Studies$15,000Once per year4 years
AIL Acadia Scholarship$38,000 + $22,000N/A4 years

Bursaries

Bursaries are small amount of money to supplement the funding. Students must have a minimum of 80% in their academics to be eligible for these bursaries.

Bursary NameAmountFrequencyPeriod
Harrison McCain Scholar-Bursaries$4,000Once per year4 years
Spicer Hennessey Scholar-Bursary$28,000 + $16,000N/A4 years

Work while you study

Students who are studying in Acadia University can work while studying their courses. They can work on or off campus to earn some extra money. Students can work up to 20 hours a week.

Students enrolled in a full time course at Acadia University with a valid study permit, do not need to get an SIN to work off campus.


Work after Graduation

Acadia University provides career counselling and co-op programs. These help students find employment after graduation with ease.

It has a portal dedicated through which students can come in contact with prospective employers

Acadia University has shown an employment rate of 95%. The employed students have an average salary of $40,000 per year.


Acadia University Alumni Network

Acadia University has strong alumni network with graduates all across the globe.

The university provides numerous benefits and services like discounts at partnered stores, insurance assistance, etc.

The Acadia Alumni Association also offers a suite of awards to honors the alumni who distinction success in both life and career. Some of the major awards are:

  • Acadia Alumni Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Acadia Alumni Outstanding Youth Alumni Award
  • Acadia Alumni Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • The Isaac Chipman Award for Excellence in Alumni Service
  • The Athenaeum and Acadia Alumni Student Award of the Year Award

Some of the alumni of Acadia University who are working in major positions are:

  • William Twaits: CEO of Imperial Oil Limited
  • Rev. William A. White: Noted Black Minister and Missionary
  • Stephen Wetmore: Former CEO of Canadian Tire Corporation
  • David H. Levy: Astronomer
  • Robert Irving: Industrialist
  • Peter Mackay: Lawyer, Canadian Minister of National Defence
  • Paul Masotti: Football Player
  • Donald Oliver: Canadian Senator

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Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
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Bachelors Tuition Fees$19407
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 7,143
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
4,254
International Students
414
Male : Female Ratio
42:58
Student : Faculty Ratio
16:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES ( FALL SEASON )
Application Deadline
March 01, 2019
Start of Application process October 01, 2018
End of Application process March 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 40
Application website www2.acadiau.ca
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
71 %
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
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Min. 90
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