Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in Canada. Located just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia and its international airport, Acadia is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy.
Acadia’s 3,500 students come from nearly every province and more than 50 countries to take advantage of our strong academic programs, a curriculum that encourages personal development, and collaborative learning experiences led by award-winning professors.
Students are encouraged to become part of a scholarly community that encourages and inspires them. Community engagement, real-world opportunities, and meaningful research at the undergraduate level are pillars of an Acadia education. The University recognizes that learning means living every moment in and out of class. Working closely with their professors is something that can be transformative for both our faculty and students, and often results in lifelong friendships.
In addition to the academic experience, co-curricular and campus life programs enhance learning opportunities and help students develop teamwork and leadership skills. Acadia has a long tradition of respecting diversity. Each member of the community has different experiences to share, enriching classroom and casual interactions.
Our liberal arts curriculum, combined with the intangible Acadia spirit and sense of belonging, lays a strong foundation for our students’ future aspirations – travel, post-graduate study, careers, and family. An Acadia education helps our students grow and prepares them for life.