Mount Allison University
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Tuition: $7,464.00  Students: 2,678
62 York St.
Sackville, NB      E4L 1E2

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University, or MTA, is mostly an undergraduate Canadian liberal arts and science university that is situated in Sackville, New Brunswick. Established in 1839, its motto comprises three words: “Litterae, Religio, Scientia” (Writing, Divinity, and Knowledge). Mount Allison is considered to be one of the richest universities in Canada on a per student basis. ... continued below

About Mount Allison University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

MTA is attractive to international students because of its popularity, small ratio of class to student size, collegiality, and academic standards. Locally, the college has around 2,000 students who come from every province in Canada. The campus also has housing facilities to its students, and 90% of incoming new freshmen are guaranteed a slot in the room reservations.

The school recommends students live on the campus, as it helps students for study groups, gain new friendships, and have fun experiences, like movie nights, intramural sports, and other events. All buildings are co-educational, with available phones, mail, internet access. It also has wing-to-wing integrated bathrooms. Most of the rooms are single, ensuite, or double accommodation styles. Its newly-built residence is Campbell Hall, a CBIP Awardee for its environmental features, which offers ensuite bathrooms and large single rooms. Cuthbertson House, is another residential building which advocates environmentally sustainable policies that makes living more eco-friendly.

Students who are just starting or are returning from college can choose from these options: Windsor Hall, Thornton House (Upper-year students, Transfer and International Students), Pavilion Bousquet, Hunton House, Harper Hall, Edwards House, Cuthbertson Sustainable Residence, Campbell Hall, Bigelow House, Bermuda House, and Bennett House. Meal plans are also available for everyone. They can choose from Aramark, Golden A Café and the Flying Bean Café in the Library.

Student Services and Student Life

The campus offers the following student support services: Academic, Counselling, Student Providers, Student Support, Academic Newsletter, SHARE, Chapel, Program Advisor, New Student Orientation, Mature Students, Students with Disabilities, Career Resources for Students, Student Health Centre, Medical Insurance, and Academic Mentors.

The school’s weekly newspaper is the Argosy, and the campus radio station is the CHMA-FM. Student clubs are as diverse as the students who study in the campus. There are some clubs who are more related to specific studies, while some have leisure, social, and community-related motives. Some of the clubs open to students are: Astronomy Society, Athletes in Action, Best Buddies, Birdiemaniacs, Black Tie Productions, Buddhist Club (SGI), Celtic Society, Debating Society, French Club/Le Cercle Francais, Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre Society,Geography & Environmental Studies Society, Global Medical Brigades (Mt. A.), Habitat for Humanity (Mount Allison Chapter), Haidong Gumdo Society (Mount Allison), International Beverage Appreciation Soc., International Relations Society, Jewish Students' Association (JSA), Journalists for Human Rights, Judo Club (Mount Allison), Society of All Nations (SAN), Sociology Society, Theatre for Social Change, and Water Polo Club.

Academic Programs

The school has three faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Science, and Faculty of Science.

Famous Alumni

Some of the most famous alumni of the university include: Alex Colville, artist, Angus MacLean, Premier of Prince Edward Island, Barra MacNeils, entertainers, Charles Beall, litigator, Cuthbert Sebastian, Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Edgar Ritchie (RS), diplomat, Eric Lapointe, football player, Frank Parker Day (RS), author, educator, president of Union College, Henry Burr, entertainer, Herménégilde Chiasson, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, Heward Grafftey, politician and businessman, Ian Hanomansing, journalist, John Bragg, industrialist, John Buchanan, Premier of Nova Scotia, senator, John Clarence Webster, physician/historian, John Gray, playwright, Kate Braid, poet, Margaret McCain, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, physician, Senator, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, and Robert Winters, politician.

Sackville Information

Sackville, New Brunswick nestled on the western border of the famed Tantramar Marshes is one of those unique places where you will find the warmth and tranquility of a small town in combination with opportunities normally found in larger urban centres. Sackville is only thirty minutes from downtown Moncton and less than ten minutes from Amherst, Nova Scotia. Sackville is located in the centre of the Maritime Provinces on the east coast of Canada.

Sackville offers a large community of culture featuring art galleries, theatre and more. Discover the natural beauty of the windswept marshes and coastal cliffs formed by the powerful Fundy tides. Find out about outdoor adventure and bird watching at the Sackville Waterfowl Park, and enjoy the variety of family-operated shops and services that will make your time in Sackville a memorable experience.


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