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Dalhousie University

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Founded in 1818, the Dalhousie University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Halifax (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Nova Scotia. This institution also has a branch campus in Truro. Officially recognized by the Department of Advanced Education of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Dalhousie University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 206-year-old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Canadian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Dalhousie University also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Dalhousie University's Control Typepublic


Dalhousie University's Entity Typenon-profit


Dalhousie University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Dalhousie University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Founded 1818
Motto Ora et Labora
Pray and work
Colours Black and gold
Mascot Dalhousie Tiger; Rocky the Ram
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University Location

Address 6885 University Avenue
B3H 4H6 Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Dalhousie University Phone Number +1 (902) 494 2450
Dalhousie University Fax Number +1 (902) 494 1630
Other locations Truro

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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 Dalhousie 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 Dalhousie 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 Dalhousie 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 Dalhousie University.

Dalhousie University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)
15,000-17,499 US$
(13,670-15,950 Euro)

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Admission Information

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

Dalhousie University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Dalhousie University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Dalhousie University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Dalhousie University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Dalhousie University has more than 4700 international students.

Dalhousie University's Admission Office Admission Office

6885 University Avenue
Halifax B3H 4H6
(902) 494 2450

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

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

Dalhousie University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Dalhousie University has an enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Dalhousie University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

Dalhousie University's Control Type Control Type

Dalhousie University is a public higher education institution.

Dalhousie University's Entity Type Entity Type

Dalhousie University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Dalhousie University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Dalhousie University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Dalhousie University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Dalhousie University's Library University Library

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

Dalhousie University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Dalhousie 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 Dalhousie University's main services:

Dalhousie University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Dalhousie University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Dalhousie University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Dalhousie University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Dalhousie University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

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.

Dalhousie University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Dalhousie University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (U15)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)

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 Dalhousie University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Dalhousie University's Facebook page Dalhousie University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

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

YouTube YouTube

Dalhousie University's YouTube channel Dalhousie University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Dalhousie University's Instagram page Dalhousie University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Dalhousie University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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