- Enrolments are “Full-time Equivalent” (FTE) figures (Statistics Canada, 2005-06)
- Operating Expenditures (CAUBO, 2005-06)
- Research Grants (Tri-Council, 2006-07)
- Library Holdings (CARL, 2006-07)
- Dalton Camp - Politician and political strategist; Peter MacKay - Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Freeman Paterson - Photographer and author; Harrison McCain - former chairman of McCain Foods Ltd.; David Levy - astronomer
What the Students Say
- Small-town atmosphere
- Embrace of technology in the classroom
- Limited course selection
- Leafy, attractive campus
- High tuition
Courses With Kudos
Biology, Business, Education, Music, Sciences, Kinesiology, Computer science
Student Sound Offs
"I love the small town life at Acadia. It is easier to make lifelong friends rather than a lot of random acquaintances."
"All of our classrooms have top-notch technology, our faculty integrate technology into our courses and all students quickly become comfortable with using technology ... it's a part of our culture."
"The student use of laptops has made the school very impersonal, and it is also a big distraction during class when people are chatting or surfing the Web."
"Has a tendency to be slightly elitist. Due to the high cost of tuition many of the students are from affluent families. Some of these students are less than respectful of others."
"Acadia is a small school in a small town, so it really makes the whole area university-centric. It fosters a great sense of community and belonging, but sometimes being trapped in the 'Acadia bubble' can be claustrophobic."
"Because the school is so small, there are not of specialized courses offered. Great for people who don't really know exactly what they want to do, though."
"The honours programs are fantastic. At Acadia our advisers are professors who only have a few students to oversee. You get a lot of attention."
"Being on a first-name basis with many of my professors has made a huge difference in my education. Many of my friends who chose to go to larger teaching institutions are constantly surprised that my profs know me by name when they see me at the local grocery store or pub."
"You can always find something to do, even in little Wolfville. You may leave your family to come here, but you adopt a new one that's campus-wide."
"I think there could be better lighting on campus at night, I don't always feel safe when I'm walking home from night classes or from the library late at night."
Student survey results and additional indicators
For: Acadia University
Institution size classification: Very Small (see the methodology)
- Latest survey update: September 2012
- Other data sources: latest available data shown
- All letter grade results are student satisfaction data
Canadian University Report - Student Survey
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