Why Acadia?

Meet Lily (BBA, '23) from Ottawa, Ontario.

Meet Lily

Hi! I’m a fourth year Business Administration student in the Co-op program. I love Acadia’s small class sizes and being able to connect with professors one-on-one. Acadia and the Town of Wolfville feel like home to me because I am always able to find a familiar face on campus and around town.

From making lifelong friends in school to meeting members of the community, my experience at Acadia will follow me through all aspects of life.


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Important Dates

  1. Fall Orientation Week

    Welcome Home! Join us for Fall Orientation Week and get ready for your first week of classes!

  2. Application for Admission Opens

  3. Open House, Residence Application

    If you've already applied to Acadia, complete your application to live in residence. If you're still considering which school is the right fit for you, register online for our Open House event and see for yourself!

  4. Scholarship Deadline

    Apply by March 1st to be considered for additional scholarships on top of the grade-based entrance awards. If you've already been accepted, you can register for your courses beginning in March.

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News & Events

Acadia University has opened its doors to evacuees from the wildfire in Shelburne County. As a precautionary measure, residents and caregivers from Roseway Manor will move into temporary accommodation in Chase Court beginning May 30.

In celebration of National AccessAbility Week, May 28 to June 3, Acadia University is proud to recognize the completion of improvements to accessibility in the S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience) program.

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Aerial View of Acadia

The Campus

The 250-acre Acadia campus is located in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Your classes are a 5-minute walk from any student residence on campus. Our campus offers breathtaking views and cozy study environments in spaces like the iconic K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.

With 90% of first-year students living in residence and 92% of off-campus students living within one kilometre of the university, the campus is the epicentre of Acadia's social life. Students who live off-campus still gravitate to this hub of activity.

The Town

Located just an hour from Halifax and Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Wolfville is the kind of college town you've always imagined. Streets are lined with bistros, coffee shops, lively pubs, and quirky boutiques.

The town is framed by the rolling hills of the Annapolis Valley and the waters of the Minas Basin, home to the highest tides in the world. Wolfville is nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia’s award-winning wine region. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is only 10 minutes away.

Getting a Coffee Downtown
Port Pub in Port Williams

The Experience

As an Acadia student, you’ll experience a friendly town lifestyle, small class sizes, and academic excellence. You’ll be part of a warm and welcoming campus and a diverse and vibrant community. Our outstanding architecture and natural beauty are a bonus!

Our average class size is 28 students, and the student to professor ratio is 15:1. We offer some of the best dining at any Canadian university. Our Athletics Complex contains a host of facilities for students and the community.