Quick Facts


A shot from above of students walking through the quad outdoor space on campus.

Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. A vibrant and culturally diverse community, Saint Mary’s lets students experience the world, all in one city block.


Globally Connected

Proud to be a national leader in international and intercultural education.

  • 29% of students are international, hailing from 118 countries
  • Partnerships with 40 institutions in 25 countries
  • Exchange programs and learning opportunities in China, Gambia, Northern Ireland and beyond


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We mentor and develop innovators and entrepreneurs in every discipline.

  • Saint Mary's Sobey School of Business is a national leader in business education.
  • Cutting-edge academic and community programs
    • Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation
    • M.Sc. in Computing & Data Analytics
    • Only Canadian university to offer BA in Entrepreneurship
    • Saint Mary’s University Entrepreneurship Centre programs and entrepreneurial support


Urban, Mid-Sized University

Select, high-quality programs in Arts, Science, Business, Education, and Graduate Studies and Research.

  • Average introductory class size is 40 students
  • 7,000 full-time and part-time students
  • 1,500 degrees and diplomas awarded each year
  • More than 50,000 alumni worldwide
  • $7.69 million in scholarships, fellowships and bursaries


Research Leadership

Working with and for the community.

  • 26 diverse PhD and Masters programs
  • Home to 9 research chairs
  • Placed 35 out of 100+ institutions for the intensity and impact of our research
  • Over $8 million annually from external sources
  • 1,000 research publications in the last five years