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Acadia University

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Founded in 1838, the Acadia University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Wolfville (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Nova Scotia. Officially recognized by the Department of Advanced Education of Nova Scotia, Acadia University (AU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Acadia University (AU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 186-year-old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Canadian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. AU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Acadia University's Control Typepublic


Acadia University's Entity Typenon-profit


Acadia University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Acadia University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym AU
Founded 1838
Motto In pulvere vinces
In dust, you conquer
Colours Garnet and blue
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Acadia University general video presentation.

University Location

Address 15 University Avenue
B4P 2R6 Nova Scotia
Acadia University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Acadia University Phone Number +1 (902) 542 1016
Acadia University Fax Number +1 (902) 585 1092

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Acadia University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Acadia University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Acadia University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Acadia University.

Acadia University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Acadia University's admission information.

Acadia University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Acadia University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Acadia University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Acadia University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Acadia University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Acadia University's Admission Office Admission Office

15 University Ave, PO Box 40
Wolfville B4P 2R6
(902) 585 1016

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Acadia University.

Acadia University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Acadia University has an enrollment range of 3,000-3,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Acadia University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Acadia University's Control Type Control Type

Acadia University is a public higher education institution.

Acadia University's Entity Type Entity Type

Acadia University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Acadia University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

Acadia University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Acadia University does not have any religious affiliation (formerly Baptist).

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Acadia University's main facilities:

Acadia University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Acadia University's Library

Acadia University's Housing University Housing

Not reported

Acadia University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Acadia University's main services:

Acadia University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Acadia University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Acadia University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Acadia University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Acadia University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Acadia University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Acadia University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Department of Advanced Education of Nova Scotia

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Acadia University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Maple League of Universities (MLU)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Acadia University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Acadia University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Acadia University's Facebook page Acadia University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Acadia University's X (formerly Twitter) page Acadia University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Acadia University's YouTube channel Acadia University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Acadia University's Instagram page Acadia University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Acadia University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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