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. 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, Pureand 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.
Acadia began as an extension of Horton Academy (1828), which was founded in Horton, Nova Scotia, by Baptists from Nova Scotia and Queen's College (1838). TheCollege was later named Acadia College Acadia University, established at Wolfville, Nova Scotia in 1838 has a strong Baptist religious affiliation.In 1838, the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society founded Queen's College (named for Queen Victoria). The college began with 21 students in January 1839. The name "Queen's College" was denied to the Baptist school, so it was renamed "Acadia College" in 1841, in reference to the history of the area as an Acadian settlement. Acadia College awarded its first degrees in 1843 and became Acadia University in 1891 established by the Acadia University Act .
Wolfville is a Canadian town in the Annapolis Valley, Kings County, Nova Scotia, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of the provincial capital, Halifax. The town is home to Acadia University and Landmark East School.
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Acadia University’s campus is beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that we often hear the phrase, “I visited campus and fell in love.” Words don’t do it justice. We hope you are able to visit soon and see for yourself.
Acadia is located in the quintessential college town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, just a one-hour drive from Halifax and its international airport. Just steps beyond campus you can explore a rich, natural environment that includes the world’s highest tides, vineyards, woodland trails, and rich farmlands.Every second person you meet in the vibrant downtown has a connection to Acadia, and a connection to you.
Enjoy the farmers’ market, festivals, and unique shops and dining venues. On campus, take advantage of research, dining, dancing and conference facilities and be sure to check out lecture series, concert and theatre events andcatch the excitement of varsity athletics games. Acadia also has an Art Gallery, community recreation facilities, and the beautiful Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. Enjoy!