Nova Scotia Agricultural College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 550
Truro, NS, Canada B2N 5E3
Tel: (902)893-6600; 888-700-6722
Admissions: (902)893-6722
E-mail: [email protected]
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Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 408-acre small town campus with easy access to Halifax. Total enrollment: 753. Faculty: 74 (60 full-time, 14 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 560 applied, 82% were admitted. Students come from 14 provinces and territories, 15 other countries, 30% from out-of province, 22% 25 or older. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: agriculture; business/marketing; natural resources/environmental science. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Agricultural College Exchange Program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $5100 full-time, $510 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time, $42 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5430. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. International student tuition: $10,200 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Woodsmen Weekend, Harvestfest, College Royal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. 350 college housing spaces available; 250 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. MacRae Library with 23,000 books and 800 serials. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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