How Mount Allison Earned Our 2022 Top Rankings
Mount Allison tops the charts thanks to our programs, research, scholarships, and more!
Every year, Maclean’s university rankings help students make decisions on where to apply. The most influential ranking for students who are about to begin their undergraduate degree is Canada’s best primarily undergraduate universities. You may recognize some of the schools on this list, but one you may not be too familiar with is Mount Allison University.
How is it that a small school of 2,300 students located in the heart of the Maritimes has been ranked the top undergraduate university a record 22 times — more than any other undergraduate school — and has never ranked outside the top four? Check out what we have to offer!
Liberal arts and sciences education
A liberal arts and sciences degree helps you gain transferable skills that are essential in today’s job market. You will develop critical thinking, communication, research, problem solving skills, and more. This type of degree focuses on a broad knowledge base through learning across disciplines, while developing a deeper understanding in your chosen academic major and minor.
Rankings and reputation
Mount Allison not only achieved an overall #2 ranking in Maclean’s primarily undergraduate universities this year, but we also ranked #1 in scholarships and bursaries, #2 for student awards, course instructors, extracurricular activities, #3 for our student to faculty ratio, and #4 for experiential learning and residence living.
Check out how Mount Allison makes student experiences special through programs, research opportunities, and facilities on campus!
Scholarships and bursaries
Mount Allison offers over $5 million in scholarships, bursaries, and awards each year! Some of our highlighted major scholarships include the Marjorie Young Bell Scholarship worth $56,000, the Bell Family Achievement Award worth $44,000, and the McCain Scholar Award worth $40,000.
The deadline to apply for scholarships and bursaries for September 2022 admission is coming up fast! The last day to apply for scholarships is March 1, 2022!
Experiential learning and research opportunities
Experiential learning is a core element to your degree and Mount Allison offers plenty of opportunities to gain experiences that match your interests. These opportunities can be internships, student conferences, field work, independent studies, community partnerships, research, and more!
Undergraduate student research is a large part of your undergrad at Mount Allison. Students will often work alongside professors as research assistants. Or, with the support and encouragement of the faculty, students can pursue their own interests in independent research projects. This opportunity helps you explore your interests, while gaining relevant work experience that looks good on your resumé, key research skills that are beneficial for graduate school and the job market, chances to present your research, and options to network with other students and professors.
Small class sizes
Mount Allison has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning that you are not just a face in a crowd. You’ll gain a more personal education and have greater opportunities in the classroom. More than 60% of our classes have 30 students or less!
Hear from two Mount Allison students on how smaller class sizes have opened them up to more opportunities to succeed:
Mount Allison has a lot to offer! Explore the many opportunities and benefits for yourself!
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