extraordinary student experiences
Foster access and success so that all deserving students can experience a transformative education.
Stepping onto Acadia’s campus means entering a world of possibility. From residence life to extracurricular activities, classroom discussions to co-op placements, our students experience a personalized education in a diverse and caring community.
Each year, Acadia attracts nearly 3,600 students from across Canada and from more than 70 countries. They come to learn from one another and from their professors; to be both encouraged and challenged; and to prepare themselves to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Even before they arrive, students are welcomed to the Acadia family, which has a reputation for inclusiveness and lifelong connection. Acadia provides an experience that helps students discover who they can become – an interdisciplinary approach to learning that fosters scholarly discussion, discovery, and community engagement.
Our students know that by choosing Acadia, they will learn in a way that is increasingly rare among post-secondary institutions. They graduate with an education grounded in both tradition and innovation, with an ability to work well with others, think critically, and serve their communities.
Campaign for Acadia seeks to increase support for student success and to eliminate barriers to post-secondary education. To ensure the brightest minds can join our Acadia family, we are striving to:
- Strengthen access through an enhanced portfolio of scholarships and bursaries.
- Expand co-op programs and other experiential opportunities.
- Promote student mental health and well-being.
- Provide enhanced support and services geared to student success.
- Cultivate and expand volunteer opportunities.
- Lead the process of indigeneity on campus.
- Create a competitive edge with support for Athletic Excellence Awards.
Living her learning
Julia Koppernaes (’19): changing lives, strengthening the community
As Julia Koppernaes (’19) describes what prompted her to leave her Ottawa home and enroll in Acadia’s Kinesiology program, what’s clear is that she knows how to back up intuition with research... learn more
Randy Lynn Newman: neuroscientist, teacher, WISE leader
Dr. Randy Lynn Newman’s face lights up when she speaks of students running up to show her an acceptance letter to medical school or a graduate program... learn more