1. Earn a recognized and respected degree

Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's annual university rankings as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada 24 times in the past 33 years — a record unmatched by any other university.

Discover other ways Mount Allison compares against other Canadian universities in some of the key areas students consider when choosing a university.

Aviation student during flight training

2. Prepare for your unique career path

Mount Allison provides students with a high-quality academic experience with flexible learning and interdisciplinary study.

You might know exactly what you want to study, or maybe you will take a little time to figure it out.

Minors and electives can be chosen from any area of study, even outside your chosen degree, allowing you the flexibility to combine your interests and meet your unique career goals.

The benefits of a liberal arts and sciences education

Skills that last a lifetime

A liberal arts and sciences education from Mount Allison will teach you important skills that can help you thrive, both personally and professionally, in today's ever-changing world. You'll gain critical thinking, communication, research, and problem solving skills – and that's just the beginning.

You'll benefit from:

  • the flexibility to explore a wide range of courses
  • small class sizes
  • hands-on learning experiences
  • easy access to award-winning professors
  • a close-knit and engaging community

At Mount Allison, our education is designed with one goal in mind: to give our students the best possible chance at a meaningful career, and a fulfilling life.

STEM fields need liberal arts and sciences

The increased interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields makes sense – technology is constantly changing and people who have advanced scientific knowledge are always needed. But there's also increased demand for communicators, problem-solvers, and people with a thorough understanding of human nature.

Even in STEM fields, employers need people who know how to sell products, communicate with stakeholders, and work with engineers and software developers to ensure that people's needs are being met. Employers want people who can make sound decisions and think critically. Essentially, they want people with transferable skills that apply to almost every situation.

Build experience

At Mount Allison, your educational experience will extend well beyond the pages of your textbooks. You'll have a range of opportunities for hands-on learning and on-the-job experience, through:

  • research projects
  • case studies
  • internships
  • student conferences
  • field work
  • recitals and art exhibits
  • independent study

3. Build bonds in small classes

You'll get to know your professors and fellow students, allowing you to broaden your worldview and make strong connections that last a lifetime.

16:1 student-to-faculty ratio

With 2,300 students, an average first-year class of 60, and upper-year classes as small as three, the small class difference can be found across campus. More than 60% of our classes have 30 students or less.

Teaching excellence

You'll be taught, mentored, and encouraged by accomplished leaders in their field. Professors come to Mount Allison from all over the world to focus on teaching while actively pursuing their research.

Environmental Science students in the field on the Miramichi River

4. Learn through experience

Experiential learning (or hands-on learning) is a core element of a Mount Allison education.

With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you can graduate with hands-on learning and real-world experiences.

You'll also develop skills that you can apply to the workforce, make important networking connections, and figure out what's next after university.

Experiential learning includes:

  • Paid internships
  • Student research
  • Community partnerships and volunteering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Field work and travel
  • Recitals, performances, and exhibits
  • Independent study
  • Student conferences and competitions

5. Discover the world

Kyoto Field School in Religious Studies

International experiences

You can study and experience the world!

International experiences include study abroad and exchanges, field schools, independent study and research, international internships, conferences, and volunteering.

International Centre

A global campus

At Mount Allison, our campus is a diverse community of students from more than 85 countries.

Students also have the opportunity to gain international perspectives though academic programs with an international focus and language courses.

6. Live, work, and play on campus

Mount Allison is a residential campus where you'll be steps from everything. The residence community provides safe, supportive, and convenient housing options.

Residence students in Windsor Hall

Residence living

More than 85% of first-year students live on campus.

Your residence becomes your home away from home and your second family. Our unique residences provide a place for you to study and socialize, along with a personalized space to call your own.

Jennings Dining Hall

Unlimited, all-access meals

Mount Allison provides an all-you-care-to-eat meal plan for residence students to ensure flexibility and convenience for any schedule.

There are healthy and balanced options to choose from each day and you can even get a late-night snack.

Downtown Sackville in the summer

7. Live in the heart of Atlantic Canada

Located at the centre of the Maritime provinces, Sackville, New Brunswick is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and outdoor spaces while having easy access to eastern Canada's largest urban areas.

Whether you come here from a small town or a big city, you will discover the best of both worlds, a buzzing cultural and social hub in a safe and secure environment.

8. Get involved in our community

At Mount Allison, you'll become part of a tight-knit campus community that is culturally diverse, gender-inclusive, supportive, and welcoming.

Get involved

When you're just minutes from anywhere you want to be, it makes it easy to get involved.

Athletics and recreation

Be part of #MountiePride, a mantra that unites us all.

Arts and culture

Whether you love music, art, film, books, or theatre, you'll find it here.

9. Find support when you need it

On a small campus, it's easy to find a helping hand. Mount Allison provides many different services to support you throughout your degree.

Director of Student Experience, Danai Bélanger, at the McCain Student Centre

Student support

Mount Allison offers many different services to support your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, as well as help you prepare for your future career.

We also provide a host of academic resources to help with your transition to university.

Students with an admissions counsellor at the McCain Student Centre

Financing your degree

Financing your degree is a team effort and we're here to help! At Mount Allison, we want to help remove financial barriers that may keep you from taking this important step.

In fact, we provide over $5.5 million in scholarships, bursaries, and awards each year.

Graduating students at Convocation Hall

10. Go anywhere from here

Once you graduate

Your Mount Allison degree prepares you well for any career path.

You will graduate from Mount Allison well for equipped to enter graduate or professional schools like law, dentistry, and medical — or to enter into the competitive job market.

Learn more about success after graduation.

Lifelong connection

As a graduate of Mount Allison, you'll be part of an active alumni network of +25,000 strong that reach around the globe where you can foster personal and professional connections throughout your life.

Well beyond graduation, Allisonians remain closely connected to their alma mater and to one another.

Next steps

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