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Mount Saint Vincent University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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About Mount Saint Vincent University

Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) is committed to being a model of creative teaching and research that nurtures socially responsible global citizens. With a unique blend of passion and individuality, the Mount is a university with unparalleled social impact at home, across the country and around the world.

The Mount is located just minutes from downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia and is recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of 4,000 women and men from across Canada and more than 50 countries take advantage of the Mount’s programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes and distance learning opportunities. 

Campus information

Overlooking the Bedford Basin, our 40 acre wooded campus is steeped in history and tradition. The Mount is known internationally for its unique collection of programs, undergraduate research opportunities and some of the smallest class sizes in Canada.

On your visit to campus, you can: 

  • Participate in a tour guided by one of our Student Ambassadors
  • Meet one-on-one with a professor in your chosen area of study
  • Sit in on a class
  • Indulge in the buffet at our five-star dining hall
  • Meet with a Recruitment Officer
  • Apply for admission
  • From downtown Halifax:

From Barrington Street, proceed north towards the Bedford Highway #2 (heading to Bedford). Continue north on the Bedford Highway. The Mount Campus is located on the west side of the Highway, about an 8 minute drive from downtown Halifax.

  • From Dartmouth:

Cross the Macdonald Bridge or the MacKay Bridge towards Barrington Street in Halifax. Continue north on Barrington Street, towards the Bedford Highway #2. Continue north on the Bedford Highway. The Mount Campus is located on the west side of the Highway, about a 5 to 8 minute drive from the Dartmouth bridges.

  • From the Halifax International Airport:

At the Airport, take Highway #102 south to Halifax. Continue on Highway #102 until Exit 2. Go east on Exit 2 (Kearney Lake Road) towards the Bedford Highway #2. Go south on the Bedford Highway. The Mount Campus is located on the west side of the Highway, about a 20 minute drive from the Airport.


The Mount offers three furnished Residence buildings on campus for both men and women: Assisi Hall, The Birches and Westwood. Assisi and the Birches are your traditional single room living spaces on campus, while Westwood offers premium single rooms or apartment style living for those 19 year plus. Apart from the convenience of living close to classes, labs, the cafeteria, library, gym and more, Mount students will tell you living on campus is one of the best ways to become more involved in campus life. We encourage you to take a peek below to learn more about your residence options.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 Education and Teaching 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 3


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