Acadia University Profile

Founded in 1838, Acadia University is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading research institution. It is located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The University has the following faculties and departments:
- Faculty of Arts (Canadian Studies; Comparative Religion; Economics; English & Theatre; Environment & Sustainability Studies; History & Classics; Languages & Literatures; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Women's Studies)
- Faculty of Pure & Applied Science (Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering; Earth & Environmental Science; Mathematics & Statistics; Nutrition & Dietetics; Physics; Psychology)
- Faculty of Professional Studies (Business School; Education; Kinesiology; Recreation Management & Community Development)
- Faculty of Theology

The University's programs (B.Kin. and B.Kin.H) are accredited by CCUPEKA (Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators).

Acadia University is a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) and Atlantic University Sport (AUS).

Rankings:

- It is the highest ranked university in Nova Scotia in the 2009 MacLean’s rankings, placed among the top 2 primarily undergraduate universities in Canada. Acadia is also placed highly for: Student Awards (2nd); Student/Faculty Ratio (4th); Awards per fulltime faculty (9th); Operating Budget (3rd); Scholarships and Bursaries (7th); Reputational Survey (5th).

- 3rd in the primarily undergraduate category (Maclean’s magazine Annual University Rankings 2008).

- Awarded A+ in the categories of class size, safety, and computer access, and A’s in attractive campus, faculty availability, interaction, and knowledge. It also received an A for overall satisfaction (Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report).

- Named one of North America's leading post-secondary institutions at the fourth annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing held in 2001 at Seton Hall University.

* For the university in Pennsylvania, see Arcadia University Top Rankings.