For more than 150 years, Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and St. Francis Xavier universities have been the pinnacle of undergraduate education in Canada. Together, we form the Maple League of Universities— providing students from Canada and across the world an unparalleled undergraduate experience.

Our focus on this experience is what sets us apart. We believe learning should be informed by research and creative pursuits. It should nurtured by its community. And it should be 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.

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.

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.

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 2,250.

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.

FOUNDED1838184318391853
LOCATIONWolfville, NSLennoxville Sherbrooke, QCSackville, NBAntigonish, NS
TOWN POPULATION4269579255584524
CHANCELLORLibby BurnhamBrian LevittPeter MansbridgeSusan Crocker
BOARD CHAIRJohn RogersRobert HallJames DicksonMark Wallace
PRESIDENTRay IvanyMichael GoldbloomRobert CampbellKent Macdonald
# OF FULLTIME STUDENTS3499242822704815
% OUT-OF-PROVINCE STUDENTS50%60%60%44%
& OF STUDENTS LIVING ON OR NEAR CAMPUS95%90%95%90%
% OF STUDENTS WHO ARE UNDERGRADUATES95%98%99%98%