How to choose the right school for you

UNIVERSITY
Location
Offers
Typical 1st
year tuition
Student
residence
Elevator Pitch
Acadia University
(founded 1838)
Wolfville, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$5,987
(Nor N.S. students)
Yes
Acadia supports students in their efforts to excel in their studies, community and personal development.
Cape Breton University
(founded 1974)
Sydney, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$5,136
Yes
CBU’s post-secondary education allows students to pursue dynamic fields of study ideally suited for success in liberal arts, business, health, education, science and technology.
Dalhousie University
(founded 1818)
Halifax, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$8,000-$13,000
Yes
Dalhousie provides an exceptional bredth of academic and extra-curricular opportunities in a vibrant, diverse campus community.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
(founded 1925)
St. John’s and Corner Brook, N.L.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$2,550
Yes
Memorial is a comprehensive university, offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Memorial provides an affordable, yet high-quality post-secondary education.
Mount Allison University
(founded 1839)
Sackville, N.B.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$7,245
Yes
With an intimate campus setting and a commitment to academic excellence, Mount Allison offers you an unparalleled experience.
Mount Saint Vincent University
(founded 1873)
Halifax, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$6,066-$6,396
Yes
The Mount is a small, comprehensive university offering close faculty-student interactions, unique professional degrees, and a co-op program designed to kick-start your career.
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University
(founded 1887 as the Victoria School of Art and Design)
Halifax, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
$6,000
No
Canada’s premier university dedicated to advancing visual arts through education, research and production.
St. Mary’s University
(founded 1802)
Halifax, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$4,637
Yes
Saint Mary’s is a top ten undergraduate university offering an international hub of education opportunities all within a city block.
St. Francis Xavier University
(founded 1853)
Antigonish, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$5,497
Yes
St. Francis Xavier University offers a high quality education, in a vibrant residential setting.
St. Thomas University
(founded 1910)
Fredericton, N.B.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$5,379
Yes
STU is the only university in Canada exclusively dedicated to the liberal arts.
University of King’s College
(founded 1789)
Halifax, N.S.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$7,900
Yes
Our business is to prepare leaders for a changing world. The world needs original thinkers.
University of New Brunswick
(founded 1785)
Fredericton and Saint John, N.B.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$6,856
Yes
UNB’s world-class learning environment is complemented by a robust research capacity that commercialized its outcomes at three times the Canadian average.
Universtity of Prince Edward Island
(founded 1969)
Charlottetown, P.E.I.
• Undergraduate
• Post-graduate
• Online
$6,374
Yes
Our award-winning professors know you by name.

COLLEGE
Location
Offers
Typical 1st
year tuition
Student
residence
Elevator Pitch
College of the North Atlantic
(founded 1963)
Newfoundland and Labrador
• Undergraduate
• Online
$726
per semester
Yes
CNA has 17 campuses, offers nearly 100 full-time programs and over 300 part-time courses.
Holland College
(founded 1969)
Prince Edward Island
• Undergraduate
• Online
$3,250-$5,500
Yes
The college has small class sizes, industry trained instructors, top notch facilities, varsity athletics and much more.
New Brunswick Community College
(founded 1973)
New Brunswick
• Undergraduate
• Online
$3,60
No
Change is Good. College Works.
Nova Scotia Community College
(founded 1988)
Nova Scotia
• Undergraduate
• Online
$2,950
Truro campus only
NSCC has 137 programs and 13 campuses across Nova Scotia, faculty with tons of industry experience and passion for studen success.
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About Jon Tattrie

Jon Tattrie is a freelance journalist and writer based in Halifax. He's a board member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia and regularly speaks to universities, colleges and schools on journalism and writing. His debut novel, Black Snow, was published by Pottersfield Press in April 2009. His first non-fiction book, The Hermit of Africville, was released in the summer of 2010.

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