Acadia University has been named one of the top undergraduate schools in Canada by Maclean’s magazine in its annual university rankings issue, released on Nov. 1.
Acadia dropped two positions from its previous ranking to fourth place on the list of universities, coming behind Mount Allison (#1), UNBC (#2) and Lethbridge (#3).
Acadia tied for first place with Mount Allison for student academic awards from international, national and professional funding bodies.
“Acadia is an institution that prides itself not only in providing the best undergraduate education in the country, but transforming its students into responsible global citizens,” said Matthew Rios, president of the Acadia Students’ Union.
“By the time we leave Acadia, we are nothing like the people we were when we arrived. In addition to our formal education, we have learned about ourselves and how we can make a difference in the world. Acadia is a place that values the individual, and sees all of its students as people with a story rather than just a number. I’m certain my university experience would not have been even close to what I have experienced here if I were anywhere else.”
Acadia also did well with the recent Globe and Mail’s Canadian University Report, where the university earned A-level grades in 17 of 19 categories and A+ for quality of teaching and learning and student-faculty interaction.