Founded in 1802

Founded in 1802

Saint Mary's University

Founded in 1802

Founded in 1802

Saint Mary's University

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  • 7000

  • 2240

    International students
  • O19021279692

  • 1397

    World ranking
  • 49

    Country ranking

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. 

The 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 their motto, Age Quod Agis - Do what you do, Saint Mary's University has achieved excellence in undergraduate studies within Liberal Arts, Environmental Studies, Business, Science and Engineering. 

They also offer graduate programs in areas of particular strength. 

All of the academic programs are accredited and recognized internationally, to ensure students have worldwide access to employment and graduate studies.

All of the 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.

The University has 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.

On-campus accommodation

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Saint Mary's Campus

Residence fee Duration

$7,175 CAD

UP to $13,960

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Halifax
based on univly research


Shared house

$7,368 CAD


Shared house

$4,908 CAD


Entire house

$14,748 CAD


  • Academic & Life Skills Coaching
  • Patrick Power Library
  • Writing Centre
  • Bookstore
  • Career Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling Centre
  • Residences and Housing
  • Meal Plans & Food
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (Fred Smithers Centre)
  • Student Health Centre

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