Acadia University

Acadia University is a public, predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with some graduate programs at the master’s level and one at the doctoral level.[4] The enabling legislation consists of Acadia University Act and the Amended Acadia University Act 2000.

The Wolfville Campus houses Acadia University Archives and the Acadia University Art Gallery. Acadia offers over 200 degree combinations in the Faculties of Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies, and Theology. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1 and the average class size is 28. Open Acadia offers correspondence and distance education courses.

As of July 2017, Peter J. Ricketts is Acadia’s current president.


University rankings
Global rankings
Canadian rankings
Maclean’s Undergrad 5
Maclean’s Reputation 30


In Maclean’s 2022 Guide to Canadian Universities, Acadia was ranked fifth in the publication’s “primarily undergraduate” Canadian university category. In the same year, the publication ranked Acadia 30th, in its reputation rankings.


Acadia is organized into four faculties: Arts, Pure & Applied Science, Professional Studies and Theology. Each faculty is further divided into departments and schools specialized in areas of teaching and research.