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SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY K-10

Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 3C3
Tel: (902)420-5400; Admissions: (902)420-5415; Fax: (902)496-8100; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.stmarys.ca/

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1802. Setting: 30-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,904. Full-time: 5,660 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 1,762 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 55 other countries, 12% from out-of province, 15% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; social sciences and history; English. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 1/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 4/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $4965 full-time. Mandatory fees: $232 full-time. College room and board: $6435. International student tuition: $9890 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 68 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Students Organization, Commerce Society, AIESEC, Journal Society, Political Science Society. Major annual events: Orientation, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, electronic surveillance of labs and key areas. 1,038 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Patrick Power Library with 366,267 books, 594,793 microform titles, 1,700 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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