Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University is best known for having nationally leading programs in business, and chemistry as well as one of the best football programs in Canada. Saint Mary’s is the second oldest English-speaking and first Roman Catholic initiated university in Canada. The Roman Catholic Church founded Saint Mary’s University at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1839. Even if you aren’t sure what path you want your career to take, the Saint Mary’s approach to learning will uniquely nurture the promise you possess. With one-on-one access to professors, experiential learning opportunities, supportive student services, an international student body, a small but lively campus, and abundant research dollars, when you study at Saint Mary’s you can be whatever you hope to become.


It is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Saint Mary’s ranks eighth overall in its category with the highest number of professors who have won national awards (amongst all primarily undergraduate universities in Atlantic Canada) and has the highest percentage of full-time faculty with a PhD in Nova Scotia (this includes comprehensive and primarily undergraduate combined.

Why choose Saint Mary’s University

  • With average introductory class sizes of just 40, you will not only feel connected to other students, but you’ll be able to get to know your professors.
  • Offers experiential learning opportunities, labs, co-op, travel abroad, and real research possibilities.
  • Wealth of graduate programs opportunities many of which are unique in the region.