Saint Mary's University

About Saint Mary's University

A modern, urban university with more than 11,000 full and part-time students, Saint Mary's has a compelling vision of global engagement and a focus on success for all students. Under the leadership of Dr. J. Colin Dodds, the University has also taken a leading role in the global community and boasts 40,000 alumni in more than 100 countries. With its slew of international partnerships, Saint Mary's is the "University of choice for aspiring citizens of the world". 31% of Saint Mary's students are international students, coming from over 90 different countries.

As one of Maclean's top ten universities in the primarily undergraduate category, Saint Mary's is known for providing quality education in a supportive environment. Key advantages of its safe, compact campus are friendly, approachable faculty and staff; small classes and opportunities for experiential learning; state-of-the-art facilities; and a spirited and inclusive community where students are known by their names, and not by their student numbers.

Saint Mary's offers a full range of undergraduate programs and select graduate studies in arts, commerce, education, and science. The Sobey School of Business is a regional leader in business education and the challenging Sobey MBA has top ranking for its award-winning faculty, diverse student body and first-class facilities.

Currently home to 10 Canada Research Chairs, Saint Mary's is also distinguished by a rapidly growing research capacity that, of late, has been accompanied by a significant increase in federal and provincial funding. Because of the university's size, even undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct research and work with professors to publish their findings.

Saint Mary's also offers various special services that help students to make the most of their "Canadian university" experiences: a Career Services Writing Centre; a Centre for Academic Technology; various English-language courses; an "FYI" Introductory Program; comprehensive international student assistance with all immigration, visa, and tax issues; and Co-operative Education Programs in over 25 different areas, including many commerce-related options such as Accounting, Computing and Information Systems, Global Business Management, Human Resources, Computing Science, Finance, Information Systems and Management Science.

Why Choose Saint Mary's University?

  • Top 10 overall for primarily undergraduate universities Maclean's University 2012 Rankings
  • Highest percentage in Nova Scotia of full-time faculty with a Ph.D.
  • Top 10% for number of international students
  • Top 20% for grants in the social sciences and humanities and faculty awards
  • Sobey School of Business offers the largest selection of business majors in Atlantic Canada
  • Over 1,000 research publications in the last five years

Academic Program Areas @ Saint Mary's University

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Sobey School of Business
  • Education
  • English as a Second Language

Scholarships @ Saint Mary's University

  • $3500 to $14,000 Entrance Scholarships (Deadline 15 March) (UG, Competitive, Per Year)
  • $20000 to $36000 IB Scholarships (Deadline 15 March) (UG, Competitive)
  • Please get in touch with PTC for details!

Notable Alumni of Saint Mary's University

  • Brian Ahern Producer for Anne Murray, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash
  • Steve Armitage CBC Sportscaster
  • Alan Abraham Former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
  • Noah Cantor Canadian Football League Player
  • Patrick H. Curran Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia
  • Glenn Graham Celtic Musician
  • Paul Hollingsworth CTV Atlantic and TSN Newscaster and Sportscaster
  • Peter J. Kelly Mayor of Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Robert P. Kelly Former CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon
  • Joseph Phillip Kennedy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
  • Steven Landry CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada
  • William Linton CFO of Rogers Communications
  • Terry Mercer Former Canadian Government, Senator - Northend Halifax
  • Boris Mirtchev CEO of Hamachi Restaurants in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Wilfred Moore Canadian Government, Senator - Stanhope St./Bluenose
  • Steve Morley CFL Player and Former NFL Player
  • William Njoku Basketball Player drafted in the 2nd round of the 1994 NBA Draft
  • Justin Palardy CFL Player Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • Gerald Regan Nova Scotia Government, Former Premier
  • Dave Stala CFL Player Hamilton Tigercats
  • Chris Flynn Canadian Football Hall of Famer, 3-time Hec Crighton Trophy Winner
  • Mike Danton Former NHL Player St Louis Blues