Why Saint Mary's?

Choose Saint Mary's University!

Saint Mary's University was founded in 1802 and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The university has a long tradition of academic excellence in teaching and research. Our campus is home to more than 7,000 students from over 115 countries. Saint Mary's University is recognized as having one of the most internationalized student populations in Canada.

In keeping with our motto, Age Quod Agis - Do what you do, we have achieved excellence in undergraduate studies within Liberal Arts, Environmental Studies, Business, Science and Engineering. We also offer graduate programs in areas of particular strength. All of our academic programs are accredited and recognized internationally, to ensure students have worldwide access to employment and graduate studies.

All of our programs within the Sobey School of Business have received the highest level of international accreditation. The AACSB accreditation spans from our Bachelor of Commerce to our Ph.D. in Business Management.

We have a Bachelor of Science program known for the number of research opportunities available for undergraduate students. Those studying areas of green chemistry are able to make use of the green roof research facilities of the new Atrium and Global Learning Commons while Astrophysics students spend time in the Burke Gaffney Observatory on campus.

Saint Mary's Bachelor of Arts degree is known for its flexibility and a wide range of course offerings including some very unique majors such as International Development Studies, Criminology, Asian Studies, and Atlantic Canada Studies.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Saint Mary's University

1. A rich supportive community

The campus is located on a single, beautiful city block. You will quickly form meaningful connections with other students, and feel warmly comfortable in your new home. When you feel cared for, you can accomplish more.

2. Professors that know you

With average introductory class sizes of just 40, you will not only feel connected to other students, but you'll be able to get to know your professors. With access to professors who care about your academic performance and your future, you have the kind of personal support that makes a difference.

3. Learning by doing

At Saint Mary's, we believe students learn better and faster when they put theory to work in the real world. To that end, we offer experiential learning opportunities, labs, co-op, (internships in all faculties), travel abroad, and real research possibilities.

4. A wealth of research opportunities

If you’re further along in your academic career, browse the many graduate program opportunities we offer (many of which are unique in the region).

5. The tradition of academic excellence

About 98% of our full-time professors have their Ph.D., which is more than any other university in the province. These accomplished professors bring their depth of experience to the classroom, for your benefit, and our rich community of alumni brings the real world to you. If you ever need a helping hand along the way, academic support, health, career, and admissions assistance are at your service. 

Check out our Virtual Tour and explore our campus from the comfort of your home!

SIGN UP now to receive personalized information about Saint Mary's University

Connect With Alumni!

Want to know more about a specific program, campus activity, or just get a sense of what it's like to be a Santamarian? We have a number of alumni who look forward to helping future SMUdents learn more about the Saint Mary's experience! Read their stories and connect with them here.

Quick Links: