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Mount Allison University

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Mount Allison traces its roots to 1839 when Sackville merchant Charles Frederick Allison proposed the creation of a school of elementary and higher learning.

The Mount Allison Academy, a school for boys, opened in 1843, followed by the Ladies College in 1854. 


Our University has five undergraduate degrees - Art, Commerce, Fine Arts, Music and Science - and five master degrees.

It offers more than 40 different programs to choose from to create your unique degree.

We like to call it the small class difference — you'll be able to connect with your professors both inside and outside the classroom. These meaningful interactions will guide you throughout your degree and help you figure out your future.

Our professors bring their research into the classroom, which helps connect you to what is happening right now in the world. You have the opportunity to work directly with them on their research or even co-publish articles before you graduate.


The Office of Research Services supports a vibrant research culture at Mount Allison University.

In collaboration with the provost and vice-president academic and research and the academic deans, it provides services such as:

  • assisting with the preparation of individual and institutional submissions for funding to provincial and federal departments or agencies
  • assisting students with the preparation of applications for graduate scholarship funding from SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR
  • supporting the work of the research ethics board and the animal care committee
  • supporting the work of the research and creative activities committee
  • supporting activities related to technology transfer and commercialization of research


We often say the liberal arts and sciences education students pursue at Mount A helps prepare them for any career, not just a career. This isn't just a good line — it's true. In our rapidly changing world, students who can think critically, problem-solve, and bring a broad perspective to their work are extremely valued.

Mount Allison also has resources in place to help students achieve their career and life goals.

Career services aims to equip students with the skills they need to find employment and helps employers find them by connecting them with student internship and employment opportunities. 

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Student services

The Mount Allison Students’ Union represents all full- and part-time students at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. 

The Objectives of the MASU shall be:

  • to represent and be the primary advocate for all students;
  • to advance the education of its Members;
  • to promote substantive student participation in all aspects of University governance;
  • to promote public, universally accessible, high-quality postsecondary education; and
  • to provide the administrative capacity necessary to enable students to participate in the educational, cultural, and social activities to which they have access by reason of being students.

Housing services

Residence life at Mount Allison offers you more than just a place to sleep, we offer you an entire experience! Our students enjoy the convenience of our modern residence system paired with a dining program that provides a well-balanced and fresh daily menu.

Choose from one of our eight unique residences, ranging in size from 70 to 190 residents, to find a house that best matches your personality. Our residence community offers card access, ensuring a safe and secure living experience. Explore our residence profiles and learn how you can apply today!

Library services

The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives is comprised of the Ralph Pickard Bell Library, the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives.

Together, the Libraries and Archives offer services, research resources, collection of over 500,000 titles and access to an increasing number of books, journals, newspapers, musical recordings, and other materials in digital format.

ICT services

Computing Services is your first stop for help with anything related to:

  • Campus computers and printers
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • E-mail accounts
  • Username and passwords
  • Ellucian
  • Residence telephone and networking
  • Cell phones

Medical services

  • Health Services — provides non-emergency care, including a nurse/educator, physicians, massage therapy, acupuncture, and reflexology
  • Mental health & wellness — individual and group counselling, educational outreach programming, access to pyschologists on a fee-for-service basis
  • The Meighen Centre — provides support for students with all types of disabilities

Student Life

Campus life

Mount Allison’s campus is pretty compact — you can walk end-to-end in less than 10 minutes — but it still doesn’t hurt to have some guidance when you’re trying to find your way around.

Sports facilities

  • The Athletic Centre is home to the Department of Athletics and Recreation and includes a swimming pool, gymnasium, and weight room that are open to all students.
  • The gymnasium hosts our Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton Mounties, and is available for general use at scheduled open recreation times.
  • The lower-level weight room provides cardiovascular and free weight equipment.
  • Fitness Centre and Dance Studio
  • Ice rink
  • Tennis courts

Student clubs

When you are just minutes from anywhere you want to be, on or off campus, it makes it easy to dive in and get involved.

Getting involved in (or starting your own) club or society will help you gain important job-related skills like leadership, fund raising, and people management. You will dig deeper into your academic interests outside the classroom and meet lots of inspiring and like-minded people. And you will have lots of fun along the way.

There are over 110 student-run organizations and you will learn about them in your first week on campus. The Clubs and Societies Fair lets you explore what's available, sign up on the spot, or even take the first steps to starting your own club or society.


Mount Allison University is a member of: The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and The Association of Commonwealth Universities

Student Reviews

Mount Allison University "where you want to be!"
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mount Allison is a very good university that takes interest in all the activities of its students. Whenever I need help or a piece of advice there is always someone available to help. There are a lot of opportunities at Mount Allison University and the University campus is an exciting place to leave. Basically, everyone is like a family and there is this kind of equality...

It's the place to be
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university if located at suburban area and you can focus on study with the great support from your peer and the staff

Physics department experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Small class sizes are awesome, most teachers are great. Tons of opportunities for undergrads, I had a job on campus almost every semester after first year, and did two summers off full time research in my field.

Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

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