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A degree with a difference

At the Mount, we’re all about challenging the status quo and making a positive difference in our society — both locally and around the world. For us, that means putting that perspective into all of our programs. For you, that means earning a degree with a difference.

While some universities might stick you in a class with hundreds of other students, at the Mount you’ll have less than 24 students in most courses throughout your degree. That’s likely why Maclean’s Magazine recognizes the Mount’s class sizes as among the smallest in Canada.

Those small classes have another bonus, too: your professors will know you by name, not by number. And they care about your academic and personal success. You’ll take part in group discussions and small team projects that enhance your experience. And it’ll all happen while you explore new ideas and discoveries, thanks to our professors’ cutting-edge research.

So whether you’re coming to university for the first time, transferring from another university or community college, going back to school or moving to Nova Scotia from another part of the world, we’ve got the (small) size to offer you an experience like no other.

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On the coast, in the city

Every year more than 60,000 university students from all over the world call Halifax home. So what’s all the fuss about?

Just a few minutes from our campus, you’ll find downtown Halifax. (You’ll also find it in a dictionary – right next to the word “thriving”). If you’ve never been to Halifax, you’re in for a pretty great surprise.

You can be trying on some killer clothes at a fashion-forward boutique one minute, and the next be sitting at a waterfront café watching ships sail by. Our theatre, music and arts communities are practically pulsing with life each night, with everything from big-budget musicals to up-and-coming indie bands and international stars.

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Life on the hill

Whether you’re living it up in one of our residence buildings, commuting to campus or studying online, your life at the Mount is practically guaranteed to rock.

For starters, our student body takes “global perspective” to the next level, with representation from more than 50 countries. So you’re not just making friends – you’re also discovering diverse points of view.

Speaking of diversity, our student clubs and societies span just about every topic you can imagine. With strong connections to the community, we’ve pretty much got something for everyone.

All of this happens on your own little retreat in the city. With more than 40 acres of green space, there’s always room to relax for a few minutes and take a break from the hustle and bustle. And study, of course.