“Our vision is for Mount Allison to be a place of discovery and innovation and risk-taking. A place where students are encouraged to try, are allowed to fail, and are encouraged to try again. A place where a multiplicity of ways of knowing can exist, and where leaders are created and encouraged every day.”

— President Jean-Paul Boudreau


Since our founding in 1839, Mount Allison has prepared generations of young people for leadership.

Over the past 180+ years, our donors have literally built the campus, providing funding for new buildings and improvements to existing ones. Donors have created endowments that fund scholarships and bursaries, fellowships and guest speakers, leadership opportunities for our students, and development opportunities for our athletes. 

Through an unwavering commitment to our students and to the people, environment, and experiences that shape their education, we are recognized nationally and internationally as one of Canada’s top undergraduate universities.

The evidence speaks for itself

High-achieving students from across the country and around the world seek out Mount Allison. And with good reason.

  • For the past 30 years, Maclean’s magazine has consistently ranked our small Maritime university first in Canada for undergraduate education.
  • We rank second for student satisfaction and operating budget.
  • We stand third in the nation for student academic awards.
  • We have had 55 Rhodes Scholars, with eight recipients between 2010 and 2019 alone — one of the best records in the country.

Learn more about Mount Allison's reputation and rankings.

The Mount Allison experience

Students are drawn here by our powerful combination of academic rigour and rich learning opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, built on a culture of in-person, face-to-face, individual attention and support.

This is the Mount Allison experience: an exceptional — even transformational — student-centred education, unparalleled among Canadian universities.

Learn more about the top reasons to attend Mount Allison.


    Today, more than ever, students need Mount Allison.

    They need a Mount Allison that:

    • prepares them to navigate our rapidly-changing and often uncertain world, with clarity, compassion, and confidence
    • embraces the imperatives of our communities, opening opportunities for first-generation, Indigenous, rural, and international learners to step forth as leaders for change

    They need:

    • a stellar Mount Allison experience, grounded in innovative teaching and enriched learning that ignites imaginations and invites students to be active navigators of their educational journey
    • financial resources to help them realize their potential as tomorrow’s thinkers, leaders, creators, and innovators

    But most of all, they need you — visionary philanthropists and leaders — to help build that future: a Mount Allison University for the 21st century. Please join us.

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    Impact of giving

    Your gift makes a difference. Learn more about our latest fundraising achievements and a few special donors who are making a difference for MtA students.

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