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Cape Breton University

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world rank 3098

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University Overview

Founded in 1974, Cape Breton University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Sydney (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Nova Scotia. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): New Cairo. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton University (CBU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Cape Breton University (CBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Canadian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name

Acronym

CBU

Founded

1974 Origins date back to 1951

Motto

Experience the Possibilities

Colours

Orange, green, black and gray

Mascot

Caper

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University Location

Address

PO Box 5300
Sydney (population range: 50,000-249,999)
B1P 6L2 Nova Scotia Canada

Telehone

+1 (902) 539 5300

Telefax

+1 (902) 562 0119

Other locations

New Cairo

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees


Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Cape Breton University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local students 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 17,500-20,000 US$ (12,900-14,700 Euro)
International students 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro) Not reported

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Cape Breton University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)

International Students

International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection

Admission Selection Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate

Admission Rate 50-60%

Admission Office

1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney B1P 6L2+1 (902) 563 1136
800 474 7212

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Cape Breton University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment

Total Student Enrolment 3,000-3,999

Academic Staff

Total Faculty and Academic Staff 300-399

Control Type

Control Type Public

Entity Type

Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar Semesters

Campus Setting

Campus Setting Suburban

Religious Affiliation

None

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Facilities and Services

Library

University Library Yes Go to 's Library

Housing

University Housing and Accommodation Yes

Sport Facilities

University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids

University Financial Aids Yes

Study Abroad

Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes

Distance Learning

Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Cape Breton University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Accreditation Seal Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia


Year of first Accreditation

1974


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC)
  • Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Cape Breton University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)


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Site last updated: Friday, 13 October 2017