Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University is a Canadian primarily undergraduate liberal arts university located in Sackville, New Brunswick, founded in 1839.

Like other liberal arts colleges in North America, Mount Allison does not participate in rankings which are primarily based on research, such as QS. However, it has been ranked the top undergraduate university in the country 21 times in the past 29 years by Maclean’s magazine, a record unmatched by any other university. With a 17:1 student-to-faculty ratio, the average first-year class size is 60 and upper-year classes average 14 students.

Mount Allison was the first university in the British Empire to award a baccalaureate to a woman (Grace Annie Lockhart, B.Sc., 1875). Graduates of Mount Allison have been awarded a total of 55 Rhodes Scholarships, the highest per capita of any Canadian university.

Among universities in Canada, Mount Allison is one of the wealthiest on an endowment per student basis. Of the 69 universities reporting on endowment funds nationally, Mount Allison has the second-largest endowment fund per student at nearly $100,000, the next closest being over $55,000, and Mount Allison has the largest per student in Canada when small residential colleges federated with larger universities are excluded.

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