Mount Allison University

    Mount Allison University
    Established on: 1839

    Mount Allison University, sometimes known as MTA, is a Canadian public college located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. It was established in 1843 and was granted university status in 1849. The university emphasizes liberal arts education at the undergraduate level.

    The typical first-year class size is 60 students, with a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, while upper-year classrooms average 14 students. Mount Allison was the first institution in the British Empire to grant a woman a bachelor's degree (Grace Annie Lockhart, B.Sc., 1875).

    Mount Allison graduates have received 55 Rhodes Scholarships, the most of any Canadian university. Mount Allison is one of the wealthiest institutions in Canada in terms of endowment per student.

    Mount Allison has the second-biggest endowment fund per student in Canada, at about $100,000, and has the greatest per student in Canada.

    Courses offered for the Bachelor's level program.

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Master of Science

    Courses offered for the Master's level program

    • Master Of Science In Biochemistry
    • Master Of Science In Chemistry
    • Master Of Science In Biology


    "Knowledge generation and dissemination in a community of higher learning, based on the undergraduate student and offered in an intimate and pleasant atmosphere."


    • Engage researchers and students in a wide range of scholarly activities that result in new knowledge and creative output.
    • Make a visible and valuable change in the world around us.
    • Improve the university's external research reputation.
    • Boost the visibility of our scholars and creative artists.
    • Regional, national, and international cooperation
    • Contribute to initiatives to create worldwide opportunities for researchers and students.
    • Attract top-tier teachers, librarians, and students from Canada and worldwide.

    Strategic Plan

    Mount Allison University is committed to acquiring, generating, and sharing information, as well as critically engaging in the liberal arts, so that our community members are equipped to make meaningful contributions as members of our community and the larger world.

    Why choose Mount Allison University?

    • Prepare for any career path,
    • Earn a world-recognized degree,
    • Customize your degree,
    • Access financial support,  
    • Love our new kind of small town, 
    • Live with your best friends,
    • Get to know your professors,
    • Get help when you need it,
    • Learn by doing,
    • Go anywhere from here

    University Ranking

    Mount Allison does not engage in research-based rankings such as QS. However, Maclean's magazine has named it the top undergraduate institution in the country 21 times in the last 29 years, a record that no other university can equal.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    CAD 6844


    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    Entrance scholarships

    • Range: $4,000-$20,000

    Aubrey and Nancy M. Cameron Scholarship

    • Range: $500-$1,500 

    J.E.A. Crake Scholarship

    • $2,100.

    International Award

    • $5,000

    Residence Award

    • $5000.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree and 12th-grade
    • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    • Passport
    • Experience letter
    • Statement of Purpose
    • 2-3 LORs 
    • GRE/GMAT Scores
    • Application Fees
    • Proof of Scholarships - If any
    • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    • College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    TOEFL (internet)


    6.5 overall, no band score below 6.0

    90 overall


    Notable Alumni

    • Suzanne Cowan - President of the Liberal Party of Canada
    • Rick Black - CFL football player, Grey Cup champion
    • Catherine Callbeck - Premier of Prince Edward Island and businesswoman
    • Herménégilde Chiasson - Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
    • Erminie Cohen - Senator
    • Suzanne Cowan - President of the Liberal Party of Canada
    • Alex Colville - P.C., C.C., artist
    • Marilyn Trenholme Counsell - Physician, Senator, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
    • Purdy Crawford - CC QC, lawyer, business executive, philanthropist


    Q. Can I work as a student in Canada?

    Yes, International students in Canada can work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during school terms.

    Q. Does Mount Allison University offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, Mount Allison University offers scholarships to international students. You can find details about scholarships in our scholarship section.

    Q. Where is Mount Allison University located?

    Mount Allison University is located in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.

    Q. What are the different intakes at Mount Allison University?

    Generally, September, January, and May are when intakes occur.

    Q. Do I have to meet language requirements?

    Yes, the applicant must satisfy the language criteria mentioned above in the language requirements section. 

    Q. Are SAT/ACT scores required for admission?

    SAT/ACT scores are not required, but submitting results, if available, may positively contribute to scholarship potential.


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