Mount Allison University, fondly called “Mount A”, is a public university located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. It was established in 1839 with the mission to create and disseminate knowledge in a community of higher learning mainly for undergraduates. Mount Allison University became a degree-granting institution in 1862.
“Mount A” specializes in degree programs such as fine art, commerce, music, science, and Canadian studies; and certificate programs in bio-psychology, diversity, equality and inclusion, visual literacy and culture, and social research methodologies.
Unsurprisingly, Mount Allison University has produced 55 Rhodes Scholars to study at the best university in the world, which is the University of Oxford. This is because the school provides excellent teaching to students, engages them in different community development programs, and allows the students to participate in sports and study-abroad programs, which make them have leadership experiences, teamwork spirit, and academic excellence. Besides, many Mount Allison University’s students work hand-in-hand with professors on researches and co-publish articles before graduation.
More than any Canadian University, the institution is ranked, for 21 times in 29 years, as the best university in Canada that offers primarily undergraduate programs by the Maclean's Annual University Rankings. In terms of the percentage of full-time academics that have PhD or the highest degree in their field, “Mount A” comes first in the whole of Canada. Additionally, with its small class sizes and the student-lecturer ratio of 17:1, it is safe to say that no student will go untransformed in their academic, social, and leadership sectors.
The university, which is a prominent member of Maple League of Universities, offers more than two million dollars annually to students in the form of bursaries, financial aids, and scholarships.