Acadia University


Wolfville, Canada

Particular: Details

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Established: 1838

Total Students: 3,737

Percentage of International Students: 6%

  • Founded 1838.
  • In pulverevinces – Through effort (dust) we conquer.
  • President and Vice Chancellor. Dr. Peter Ricketts.
  • Bruce Galloway (’68)
  • Campus size. 250 acres (100 hectares)
  • Full-Time Enrolment. Undergraduate: 3,574.
  • First-year Student Origins. Eastern Canada: 67%
  • Clubs and Organizations- 70+ student-run opportunities
  • Faculty to Student Ratio- 1:14

By choosing Acadia, you have opportunities to work closely with professors, volunteer in the community, study abroad, enjoy co-op placements, and be engaged in real-world research. Acadia’s four faculties – Arts, Pure and Applied Sciences, Professional Studies, and Theology – offer more than 200 degree combinations in its undergraduate academic programs and graduate programs. Some of our most popular majors are in biology, marketing, English, psychology, environmental studies, and kinesiology.

  • Chaplaincy
  • Faith
  • Well Being
  • Counselling
  • Career Advices
Approximately 1500 students live on-campus in 11 residences:
  • Chase Court
  • Chipman House
  • Christofor Hall
  • Crowell Tower (13 Story High-rise)
  • Cutten House
  • Dennis House – First floor houses student health services
  • Eaton House
  • Roy Jodrey Hall
  • Seminary House – Also houses the School of Education in lower level
  • War Memorial (Barrax) House
  • Whitman Hall (Tully) – All female residence
  • Willett House (former residence)
University rankings
Global rankings
Canadian rankings
Maclean’s Undergrad[21]4
Maclean’s Reputation[22]29


Acadia University’s campus is beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that we often hear this phrase, “I visited campus and fell in love.” Just steps beyond Acadia’s campus you can explore a rich, natural environment that includes the world’s highest tides, vineyards, woodland trails, and farmlands.

  • Edgar Archibald, scientist and politician
  • Norman Atkins, Canadian senator
  • Ron Barkhouse, MLA for Lunenburg East (Horton Academy)
  • Todd Battis, Correspondent CTV National News
  • Gordon Lockhart Bennett, Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island
  • Arthur Bourns, President of McMaster University
  • Libby Burnham, lawyer, Chancellor of Acadia University
  • Bob Cameron, football player
  • Dalton Camp, journalist, politician and political strategist
  • Elizabeth Cannon, University of Calgary’s President & Vice-Chancellor
  • Paul Corkum, physicist and F.R.S.
  • John Wallace de Beque Farris, Canadian senator
  • Mark Day, actor
  • Michael Dick, CBC-TV Journalist
  • Charles Aubrey Eaton (1868–1953), clergyman and politician
  • William Feindel, neurosurgeon
  • Dale Frail, astronomer
  • Rob Ramsay, actor
  • Alexandra Fuller, writer
  • Gary Graham, musician, choral conductor
  • Milton Fowler Gregg, VC laureate, politician
  • Robbie Harrison, Nova Scotian politician and educator
  • Richard Hatfield, Premier of New Brunswick
  • Charles Brenton Huggins, Nobel Laureate
  • Kenneth Colin Irving, industrialist
  • Robert Irving, industrialist
  • Ron James, Canadian comedian
  • Lorie Kane, LPGA golfer
  • Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament
  • Joanne Kelly, Actress
  • Kenneth Komoski, Educator
  • David H. Levy, astronomer
  • Peter MacKay, lawyer, Canadian Minister of National Defence
  • Henry Poole MacKeen, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
  • Paul Masotti, football player

If you are planning to study abroad in Canada and targeting this university, you can get in touch with AEC. Give us a call on +91-8448446609 or 011-43334444 to get assistance on call. You ca also write a query and sent it to us at

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