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.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jessica Riddell was appointed as the new Executive Director of the Maple League on July 1, 2018. Below you will find a video of Dr. Riddell talking about the importance of teaching excellence.
  • 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

BU Physics Student Sabrina D’Amour Wins the Prix Relève (MESI) – Excelle Science

Chapeau, les filles is a competition that aims to underscore the efforts made by women who have registered and excelled in programs typically dominated by men and that aim to pursue […]

5Q with Honours Economics Student and Football Mountie Avery Maloney

Avery Maloney, from Ottawa, ON, is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce with honours in economics. 1 – You just won first prize in a graduate-level essay contest for a paper […]

Mount Allison’s Decolonizing Methodologies Course Focuses on Land-based Education

Students in Mount Allison University’s Social Research: Decolonizing Methodologies course worked firsthand with Indigenous Elders as part of their curriculum last semester. Under the guidance of professor Chris George and three Wabanaki […]

Bishop’s University Set to Host Maple League for Sixth Annual “Up for Debate” Weekend

From February 9th through the 11th, Bishop’s University will host the sixth annual Up for Debate, a weekend of debating tournaments where members of the Maple League will examine this […]

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 […]

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%
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%
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%