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Thinking that you might want to Be a Mount Student? Read on to learn more about what makes a Mount education unique.

Top Ten

The Mount offers students the opportunity to be part of a tight-knit community, while having access to the big-city experience. From small class sizes and award-winning professors to research opportunities and an outstanding and accessible President and Vice-Chancellor, check out the top ten reasons you should attend the Mount.

The Mount in numbers

23 = our average class size
61 = the percentage of first-year Mount students with scholarships and/or bursaries
40 = the number of acres of green space we call home
275 = the number of undergraduate and graduate courses we offer by distance education
1873 = the year the Mount was established
4,054 = students at the Mount last year
30,000 = Mount alumni around the globe

The people count the most

Our faculty members are experts in their fields with a wealth of knowledge and guidance to offer their students, and in turn, our talented students are making invaluable contributions to the Mount community. Meet Carmen, Rachel and Ryan.


Carmen Swain

Dartmouth, NS
Applied Human Nutrition student

In Carmen’s words:
“I am constantly refreshed by the sight of the ocean from the science building [Evaristus Hall], the deer that sometimes poke their heads out early in the morning, that marvelous great big yellow tree (in the fall) behind Seton and my favorite picnic spot atop the hill where the Mother House used to be. Peace and rest. So good for the student’s soul.

I love how the people here are dedicated and passionate about what they are doing. I love that when you have an idea, there are always people willing to help you make it happen.

You can join a society, become a teaching assistant, make a really close friend, go for hikes, start an initiative in your field of study and create something beyond what was initially offered to you when you found out you were first accepted. The Mount offers so many opportunities to make your experience personal.”


Rachel Witt


Salmon Arm, BC
Science Communication student (the only program of its kind in Canada) and voracious volunteer

In Rachel’s words: “The Mount is unique in history, size, research opportunities and student engagement. The dedication of this institution to the advancement of women is compelling. The small size of the Mount makes for opportunities for significant relationships between faculty and students. The faculty is involved in ongoing research, constantly evolving and developing professionally, something that certainly benefits the students. Students are important, involved, encouraged and respected at the Mount.

Being a part of the Mount community means not just having a voice, but being nurtured to use it. The Mount embraces student leaders and I have been able to not just continue evolving in this way, but actually make a significant leap into taking initiative in matters important to me, my fellow students and the greater world beyond.”

RyanRyan Nearing

Cape Breton, NS
Public Relations student and equality advocate

In Ryan’s words:
“From the moment I stepped foot on this campus for an Open Campus Day (prior to becoming an official student) I immediately felt welcomed by students, faculty, and staff. This campus honestly feels like my home away from home. Staff in the cafeteria greet students by name in the morning – just like a parent.

I think I first realized how much I grew while at the Mount when my mom commented during a visit home that she’s seen me “flourish” at this school. While studying at the Mount I was not only able to realize my passions, but I was also given the opportunities and the tools to pursue them.

To be part of the Mount community means being part of a collection of students with diverse backgrounds and studying different passions, but who are equally as committed to creating an environment and a community that is accepting, supportive, and loving.”



Connect with us

Want more information about our many degree, certificate and diploma programs and unique university experience? Tweet us your questions using #GET2KNOWTHEMOUNT and we’ll get back to you, or check out our Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages. Even better, come see our beautiful campus for yourself and learn firsthand what we have to offer.

Book a personalized tour or plan to attend our winter open house, called Explore the Mount, on February 27, 2015 (stay tuned for registration information). The Mount will be closed for the holidays until January 2, but we urge you to take a look at our video tours and submit your request to book a campus tour for any time after January 5, 2015.

Interested in applying to the Mount?

Click here to access online application forms and to pay your application fee. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call 902-457-6141 and we will respond to your inquiry after January 2, 2015.