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A liberal Education at Acadia University… Fresh Thinking for a New World!


1. About the University:Acadia University is primarily an undergraduate institution providing a liberal education based on the highest standards, a scholarly community that aims to ensure a broadening life experience for its students, faculty and staff.



2. Where we are:
Acadia University is located about 100 kms northwest of the provincial capital of Halifax, Nova Scotia in a small town called Wolfville. The small town setting and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contacts with students and professors, through participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and through a wide variety of cultural programs. Acadia students form a close relationship with the small, safe, and friendly town of Wolfville.

3. International Project, Services and Activity: Acadia’s mission is to provide a diverse cultural and intellectual environment by attracting students from widely different cultural, geographic, ethnic, and demographic backgrounds. To recognize the importance of the university to its surrounding community, to promote community service in all areas of the university, and to address regional, national, and international issues.

The Wong International Centre

Recognized as one of the best undergraduate universities in Canada, Acadia University is home to more than 600 international students from over 65 different countries each year.  With  the support of a full-time international student advisor, an orientation program, a host family program, a buddy program, English as a second language tutoring and international student clubs, students soon feel comfortable in their new surroundings.  The Wong International Centre provides a place for international and Canadian students to meet, to promote communication and to plan cultural and social activities.  The International Centre provides services, resources and opportunities for Canadian and international students and serves as a community centre to the extended Acadia community.

The International Centre the offices of the International Student Advisor and International Liaison Officer. The international centre also provides a home away from home for the international community that enriches our campus. Canadian students are encouraged to use the centre to learn about the culture of international students and study, work and travel abroad opportunities.The International Centre provides a supportive environment in which students can maximize the benefit of coming to Acadia. The primary target of the centre is to provide students with the services necessary to ensure they are being fulfilled academically, socially and culturally.

4. Academic fields of study:
There are over 200 degree combinations from the Faculty of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies and Theology. Within these faculties there are also specialized programs offered by the Schools of Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Music, Nutrition and Food Science, and Recreation Management and Kinesiology, among many others. There are over 1000 part-time jobs on campus, and a wide range of co-operative education and internship opportunities.

Undergraduate Programs


ARTS
  • Computer Science
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • English*
  • Environmental Arts
  • French*
  • German
  • History*
  • Latin
  • Music*
  • Psychology*
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science*
  • Sociology*
  • Theatre Studies
  • Women’s Studies

SCIENCE
  • Applied Science (Engineering)
  • Biology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Computer Science*
  • Environmental Science*
  • Geology*
  • Mathematics & Statistics*
  • Nutrition*
  • Physics*
  • Psychology*

* Cooperative education programs are available which incorporate paid work experience with classroom study.

Second Entry/ Professional Programs:  (requiring some university preparation)

Professional Studies

Business Administration*

Education

Kinesiology

Recreation Management
Post-Graduate Programs

Post baccalaureate degree:

(undergraduate degree required for admission)

Bachelor of Education

Master’s Degree Programs:

  • Master of Science (Biology)
  • Master of Science (Chemistry)
  • Master of Science (Computer Science)
  • Master of Science (Geology)
  • Master of Science (Psychology)
  • Master of Education (Counselling)
  • Master of Education (Special Education)
  • Master of Education (Curriculum Studies)
  • Master of Education (Leadership)
  • Master of Recreation Management
  • Master of Arts (English)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)

5. Contact Information:

Liaison and Recruitment Services

Acadia University

Wolfville, NS, Canada  B4P 1N2

Web: www.acadiau.ca

6. Approx. total enrolment 2002/03: Acadia is home to a diverse international community of 3, 728 full-time students from over 65 countries. There are 11 residences on campus, which house 1, 674 students.

7. Approx. international student enrolment: 638

8. Unique feature:  Acadia has embarked on the next evolution in learning through The Acadia Advantage, an academic initiative, led by committed faculty, which integrates the use of notebook computers into the undergraduate curriculum. Acadia's students receive IBM ThinkPad computers for their use as an integral part of their learning experience during the academic year. Students can connect to the Internet from any location on campus to download class notes, participate in chat groups or e-mail professors. This unique undertaking enhances the university's teaching and learning. The Acadia Advantage has been inducted into the Smithsonian.

9. Essential Facts:  Acadia University was founded in 1863 and maintains a reputation for excellence. For the seventh year in a row, Canada's opinion leaders consider Acadia University to be the best overall, primarily undergraduate university in Canada. In the MacLean's annual universities issue, Acadia also placed first in the "Leaders of Tomorrow" and "Most Innovative" categories. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Acadia has been considered the most innovative. Students enjoy a supportive, dynamic, and fun residential campus life. There are 343 full and part-time educators employed at Acadia, and the faculty/student ratio is 15:1. Classes are small, interactive and conducted in state-of-the-art learning environments. Acadia students contribute each year to Acadia’s outstanding school spirit and ongoing alumni relations. Acadia annually offers more than $1 million in scholarships, bursaries and awards.

 

CONTACT

Acadia University

Enrolment Management

31 Acadia Street

Wolfville Nova Scotia

Canada  B4P 2R6

Tel:  (902) 585-1016

Fax:  (902) 585-1092

Website: http://www2.acadiau.ca/index.php

Email:
ask.acadia@acadiau.ca


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CONTACT

Acadia University

Enrolment Management

31 Acadia Street

Wolfville Nova Scotia

Canada  B4P 2R6

Tel:  (902) 585-1016

Fax:  (902) 585-1092

Website:  http://www2.acadiau.ca/index.php

Email: ask.acadia@acadiau.ca


 

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