Dalhousie University


Dalhousie University is a public institute in Nova Scotia, Canada, with 3 campuses in Halifax, a 4th  in Bible Hill, and in Saint John, New Brunswick; it has medical teaching facilities. This university offers over 180 degree programs and 4,000 courses in 12 graduate, undergraduate, and professional faculties. Dalhousie is part of the U15, a Canadian group of research-intensive universities. The primary campus of the university in Halifax, named Studley Campus, houses most of the university's academic buildings, faculties, and the Student Union Building.

This institute is a publicly funded research university and a member of Canada's Association of Universities and Colleges. Due to a lack of uniformity in marking schemes, requirements for admission differ between students from other provinces in Canada, students from Nova Scotia and international students. Notable alums of the university include 91 Rhodes Scholars, Nobel Prize winners, and a range of business, academic leaders, and senior government officials.


This institute is a coeducational university with a student body of 18,000 and 130,000 alums around the globe.

In Dalhousie University, two student unions represent students. First Dalhousie Student Union represents undergraduate students, and the second is Dalhousie Association for Graduate Students represents doctoral students.

Varsity teams of the university compete in the Atlantic University of Sport Conference. Units of the Faculty of Agriculture compete in CCAA and ACAA. There are teams for hockey, basketball, swimming, soccer, field and track, volleyball and cross country running. Around 2,500 students participate in intramural sports leagues, competitive clubs, and tournaments. Dalhousie University offers opportunities across a variety of sports at multiple skill levels. The university has 17 recreational clubs and 6 competitive sports clubs. On the Agriculture Campus of the university, varsity teams are called Rams. The Rams varsity teams participate in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association. Varsity teams include basketball, badminton, soccer, rugby, woodsmen, and volleyball.


At Dalhousie University, there are 10 student residences throughout its campuses in Halifax: Howe Hall, Gerard Hall, Mini Rez, Residence Houses, LeMarchant Place, O'Brien Hall, Shirreff Hall, Risley Hall, Graduate House and Glengary Apartments. In Studley Campus, the largest, Howe Hall, houses 716 students for the duration of the academic year. The fountain is Howe Hall's most recent addition to the residence. It is the only lodge in Howe Hall to have a sink in each room.


Following are the global rankings of Dalhousie University.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, Dalhousie University ranks 308.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Dalhousie University ranks 251-300.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Dalhousie University at 317.


Dalhousie University
6299 South St, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada

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