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Acadia University


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Student Population:

3 485


Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Professional Studies, Faculty of Theology

Acadia University is a predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with some graduate programs at the master's level and one at the doctoral level. Acadia University is located in the town of Wolfville, which is approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Halifax, Nova Scotia the provincial capital. Founded in 1838 by the Baptist Community. In 2010, Acadia was ranked second in Maclean's Magazine for Best Overall in the Primarily Undergraduate University category.

Acadia also received several A-level grades in the 2010 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, receiving highest marks in six of seventeen categories. The university has emphasized a personalized education. Acadia's average class has 26 students, which helps to maintain an intimate learning environment for students.

The university has the distinction of being the only Canadian university inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for its pioneering use of technology in the classroom. Acadia professors continue to set the standard for innovative classroom instruction today. Acadia is also the only university to have placed first in all four categories (best overall, highest quality, most innovative, and leaders of tomorrow) in Maclean's annual reputation survey. In the 20 years that Maclean's has done this survey, Acadia has ranked in the top three 18 times.

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