SACKVILLE, N.B. – Mount Allison University is consistently ranked by Maclean’s magazine as Canada’s top undergraduate university and an increasing number of students agree.
This fall, Mount Allison welcomed 765 first-year students to campus — an increase of two per cent over last year’s incoming class. Mount Allison has seen a steady rise in enrolment with the student body growing by nine per cent over the past four years.
Once again, Mount Allison is a choice destination for students from across Canada. The campus community is made up of students from 600 communities and every province and territory.
International enrolment continues to be healthy at the University with 11 per cent of students arriving from 52 countries outside Canada.
“Mount Allison is honoured to be the first choice for so many students,” Mount Allison's president and vice-chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell said. “The university’s reputation as a place for bright and talented students and faculty is growing both in Canada and abroad and student enrolment affirms that a high quality education is much in demand.”
The university has seen strong enrolment across the board
“English, Music, and Fine Arts have always been strong, and the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies continues to be a program of choice for many students,” said Ron Byrne, vice-president, international and student affairs. “But the strongest growth has been in the sciences where top facilities, faculty, and programming, along with great research opportunities, has increasingly attracted Canada’s best young minds.”
Byrne said there are many factors that contribute to the university’s rising enrolment.
“We have invested wisely in facilities upgrades, added student support programs, and, of course, being ranked the number one undergraduate university by Maclean’s magazine each year doesn’t hurt,” he said. “But I also think that more and more students recognize the unique type of education Mount Allison offers prepares them well for a competitive and rapidly changing job market where graduates must be creative, critical thinkers.”
Campbell said the quality of students never fails to astound him.
“This year, the average entering grade for a Mount Allison student surpassed 87 per cent for the first time," said Campbell. “Truly, Mount Allison’s reputation for having alumni who shape their community and influence our world is in good hands.”