Friday, 20 January 2012

Acadia University


Since 1838, Acadia University has challenged students to excel both in and out of the classroom. Located in Wolfville – one hour from the provincial capital of Halifax – the university is nestled in the Annapolis Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of Nova Scotia.
The university’s safe, small-town location and predominantly residential character encourage personal growth through close contact with fellow students and professors, participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and a wide variety of cultural programs. Acadia’s commitment to innovation is evident across the disciplines, and through the integration of notebook computers into the undergraduate curriculum. All Acadia students are engaged to develop an awareness of the environment regardless of discipline.
Acadia’s division of continuing education (Open Acadia) is committed to reaching students wherever they may be. In addition to its award-winning science programs, Open Acadia offers a wide selection of correspondence and distance education courses.
With more than 26,000 alumni worldwide, Acadia celebrates is tradition while looking to the future. Noted alumni include Charles Huggins, winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. Acadia University prides itself on a tradition which embodies academic, athletic, cultural, organizational, social and spiritual development.

Student fees

Canadian student fees  2011-12 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $5,569 - $6,591
Graduate tuition fees: $5,531 - $6,553
International student fees  2011-12 *
Undergraduate tuition fees: $13,327
Graduate tuition fees: $13,457
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from afew hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.

Student enrolment

2011 rounded preliminary fall enrolment *
Full-time (undergraduates): 3,290
Full-time (graduates): 190
Part-time (undergraduates): 150
Part-time (graduates): 330

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