We are the Maple League of Universities.

Four Canadian undergraduate universities that share a focused commitment to the undergraduate experience.

We believe learning should be informed by research and creative pursuits, nurtured by its community, and built on strong bonds between faculty, staff and students. Because it is more than the pursuit of knowledge—it is the pursuit of an extraordinary life.

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With no crowd, everyone stands out.

From our communities to our campuses, right down to our classes, our schools are a testament that sometimes the smaller choice offers so much more.

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Small community means big family.

Community is more than just a group of people. It’s the relationships they build with each other. And it’s at the core of the Maple League experience.

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A picture perfect education.

With historic brick buildings and charming town streets, you’ll be astounded by how the beauty of our universities can enrich your education.

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We get you ready for what’s next.

University isn’t just about your experience in our classes or on our campuses. It’s about using that incredible experience to prepare for what’s next.

  • Close-knit

    communities
  • Hands-on

    learning
  • Small

    class sizes
  • 75%

    of students live on or near campus
  • Liberal

    arts and sciences education
  • Award-winning

    faculty
  • Small

    class sizes
  • Close-knit

    communities
  • Hands-on

    learning
  • Award-winning

    faculty
  • 75%

    of students live on or near campus
  • Liberal

    arts and sciences education

Anthropology Students Present Indigenous Map Exhibition

Dr. Paulette Steeves, a Cree-Metis professor and Indigenous anthropologist/archaeologist at Mount Allison University, created a semester-long assignment for her students to help them to better understand Indigenous people, places, and […]

Honours Environmental Science Student Takes to the Seas for Summer Research

Mount Allison honours environmental science student Matt Fyfe went on a cruise this summer, but it was no ordinary cruise. With 20 other scientists from universities in the US and Israel, […]

$650,000 in Research and Infrastructure Funds for the Study of Exoplanets

The possibility that our own galaxy contains Earth-like planets that may be able to support life has gone from science fiction to a very distinct possibility! Bishop’s University is proud […]

The Sound of Music According to Daphnée

Studying music at Bishop’s University. What must that be like? I’ve been asked this question many times in the last few years. My name is Daphnée Vandal, and I am a […]

Mount Allison to host SHAD Summer Youth Program in 2018

  Mount Allison University will become a host campus for SHAD, an award-winning national enrichment and entrepreneurship program for youth in 2018. The STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and math) […]

Interdisciplinary Project Puts Ancient Classical Resources, Texts Online, Increases Accessibility for Researchers

  The Mount Allison University Classics department has joined forces with Harvard University, Tufts University, the University of Virginia, and Germany’s Leipzig University to bring a new resource in classics […]

Roméo Dallaire Delivers Passionate Address

  Lieutenant-General, the Hon. Roméo Dallaire—international human rights advocate and founder and chair of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative—has hope for the future. And much of that hope is […]

Conference Season, Snow Days, and Environmental Research at Acadia

In late winter and early spring, the thoughts of 4th year Honours students turn to … thesis writing and conferences!

Attending conferences provides students with an opportunity to add an important experience to their CV, polish their presentation skills, learn about other research on campus, and for those attending off campus conferences, the opportunity to check out other labs and potential supervisors for graduate work.

Biofeedback 2017 – The 24th Annual Undergraduate Biology Research Conference – Feb 22 and 24.

Eight StFX students awarded prestigious Irving research mentorship awards

This summer, the Irving Research Mentorship Awards program at StFX is allowing eight StFX students to conduct research that runs the gamut from gaining a better understanding of the molecular pathways that are targeted by bean consumption for chronic disease prevention to exploring carbon accumulation rates of different wetland types.

The prestigious award program, offered through StFX’s Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership, awards each recipient $6,000 in funding for 12 weeks of research. The students, who represent a variety of disciplines, each work under the guidance of a StFX faculty member.

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University

Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University is one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses, and is nestled on the Tantramar Marshes in the heart of the ideal university town of Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison prides itself on providing a high-quality academic experience, combined with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in a close-knit community. Students come from more than 50 countries around the world to make up a diverse, creative, talented student body of approximately 2,300.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1839 Sackville, NB 5558 2300 60% 95% 99%
St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University

Renowned for its strong academics, its commitment to social justice and its loyal alumni, for over 160 years St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) has offered what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high-quality education focused principally on the undergraduate. Located in the university town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, StFX is recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada meeting the needs of today’s students through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1853 Antigonish, NS 5558 4524 60% 95% 99%
Acadia University

Acadia University

Acadia will touch your heart and your head in equal measure. For nearly 180 years, we have specialized in providing a premium high-quality, high-engagement experience. Located in the beautiful town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, our learning style educates the whole person. Our students inspire us — 80% of our 3,500 students volunteer in the community. And we inspire our students — our academic standards are high, and our students are mentored and supported by outstanding faculty who are devoted to bringing out the best in them.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1838 Wolfville, NS 4269 3499 60% 95% 95%
Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University

In 1843, the founders of Bishop’s University set “to offer the country a sound and liberal education.” To this day, that remains the University’s goal. Located in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, Bishop’s instills confidence, courage and responsibility in its students, while nurturing their personal and intellectual freedom.

FOUNDED LOCATION TOWN POPULATION # OF FULL TIME STUDENTS % OUT-OF PROVINCE STUDENTS % OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS % UNDERGRADUATES STUDENT
1843 Lennoxville Sherbrooke, QC 5792 2428 60% 90% 98%