Saint Mary's University (Canada)

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University (SMU) is one of Canada's oldest universities. It is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University is the largest and most respected business school in Atlantic Canada, offering B.Comm., MBA, EMBA and PhD programs. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) conferred its stamp of approval on the quality of the Sobey School of Business programs in April 2004.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research offers a range of graduate programs in Atlantic Canada Studies, Criminology, History, International Development Studies, Women and Gender Studies, etc.

The Faculty of Science offers programs such as the Bachelor of Science degree in Astrophysics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Computing Science and Business Administration, Environmental Studies, and more.


- 10th nationally (up from 11th place last year) in the 2008 Maclean’s University Rankings. Of the 21 universities in the "Primarily Undergraduate" category, Saint Mary's is rated 2nd nationally in research grants received from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and 7th in research grants received from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research. The University is also ranked 4th nationally in the percentage of total operating expenditures devoted to students services.

- 7th best Primarily Undergraduate Institution (Maclean's 2005).

- Rated 5th in "Best Payback for an MBA" (Canadian Business 2001).