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Mount Allison University sees increase in overall student enrolment for 2019-20 academic year

17 Oct 2019

International student population increases nearly 40 per cent overall with 115 new students

AAUEnrolment2019SACKVILLE, NB — Mount Allison University is welcoming more students from around the world to campus for the 2019-20 academic year. The University’s official enrolment numbers were released on October 15 as part of the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU)’s 2019 Preliminary Enrolments Report.

Key stats for Mount Allison from the AAU’s 2019 report:

  • Overall Mount Allison enrolment increased by 3.1 per cent, the largest percentage increase among New Brunswick schools.
  • Mount Allison’s first-year class, the largest since 2015, has 700 domestic and international students — an increase of 60 students over the previous year.
  • Mount Allison welcomed 115 new international students this fall, an increase of 55 per cent over last year. The overall international student population this year has grown by 39.3 per cent, the largest percentage increase in New Brunswick. International students now make up 12 per cent of the total university population with 255 students from 52 countries.

“At Mount Allison we strive to give our students one of the best undergraduate educational experiences in the country. This includes award-winning faculty members, a myriad of experiential learning and extracurricular opportunities, and a strong student support network on campus,” says Kim Meade, Mount Allison University Vice-President, International and Student Affairs. “The changing demographics in Atlantic Canada have led to increased focus on recruitment, particularly internationally. We are delighted to welcome such an engaging and diverse group of students for the 2019-20 academic year.”

In its Oct. 15 release, the AAU reported a regional increase of just over 20 per cent for international students among member universities, as well as a four per cent increase for full-time students and an increase of 6.8 per cent for full-time first-year students. See atlanticuniversities.ca for the AAU’s full report.

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