Dalhousie University: Statistics



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#229 of 14,131 In the World
#110 of 2,597 In North America
#14 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 9 In Nova Scotia
#1 of 5 In Halifax
#42 of 1,011 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Top100 For 9 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate82%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent, including International Baccalaureate
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; January-April; May-June). Also Summer Sessions (July-August)
Full time employee1,100
Student:staff ratio28:1

We've calculated the 82% acceptance rate for Dalhousie University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Dalhousie University is a world-class research university with 81,378 scientific papers published and 2,297,993 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Psychology, and Genetics.


Dalhousie University majors

by publication & citation count

49,835 / 1,667,893
44,816 / 1,395,381
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
38,087 / 987,685
35,055 / 1,194,105
Environmental Science
33,271 / 1,002,593
Computer Science
30,803 / 928,474
30,413 / 820,303
28,163 / 792,101
26,252 / 844,498
23,017 / 812,382
21,495 / 795,452
20,444 / 665,323
19,894 / 687,106
Political Science
19,360 / 442,691
18,329 / 510,974
18,213 / 436,194
Geography and Cartography
17,098 / 463,345
Quantum and Particle physics
16,872 / 464,757
16,684 / 586,880
15,611 / 461,704
15,465 / 545,424
Organic Chemistry
15,268 / 505,619
15,178 / 337,312
13,256 / 411,353
12,910 / 389,718
Materials Science
12,360 / 355,726
12,261 / 261,747
12,173 / 429,805
10,984 / 260,316
10,778 / 388,353
10,495 / 248,407
9,912 / 228,287
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
8,864 / 209,005
Public Health
8,653 / 326,879
8,466 / 275,377
7,769 / 311,233
Optical Engineering
7,686 / 231,894
7,639 / 214,619
7,427 / 168,882
7,172 / 233,517

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 690 7428
1992 698 7872
1993 768 8381
1994 728 8646
1995 731 9614
1996 858 10580
1997 887 11283
1998 963 13097
1999 1116 14390
2000 1200 17171
2001 1234 18846
2002 1264 21469
2003 1452 25113
2004 1571 28913
2005 1744 33378
2006 2030 38369
2007 1996 44043
2008 2031 47368
2009 2166 54311
2010 2239 60036
2011 2336 67858
2012 2451 76636
2013 2866 85452
2014 3024 94406
2015 3085 102914
2016 3254 108234
2017 3268 115402
2018 3712 127014
2019 3894 149867
2020 4220 171893
2021 4416 198856
2022 4506 208287
2023 4247 208793
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The tuition table for Dalhousie University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Domestic Tuition (CAD) International Tuition (CAD)
Undergraduate Arts & Social Sciences 9,230 18,700
Undergraduate Science 10,000 20,500
Undergraduate Engineering 12,000 25,500
Graduate Arts & Social Sciences 6,560 16,500
Graduate Science 7,560 18,500
Graduate Engineering 9,560 22,500

Dalhousie University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Dalhousie University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes TBD TBD
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes TBD
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes TBD

Dalhousie University alumni

  1. Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Lucy Maud Montgomery
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1874-1942 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in Dalhousie University
    Studied in 1895-1896
    writershort story writerdiaristbiographerchildren's writer

    Lucy Maud Montgomery, published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a collection of novels, essays, short stories, and poetry beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. She published 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success; the title character, orphan Anne Shirley, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. Most of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, and those locations within Canada's smallest province became a literary landmark and popular tourist site – namely Green Gables farm, the genesis of Prince Edward Island National Park. She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.

  2. Brian Mulroney

    Brian Mulroney
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1939-.. (age 85)

    Martin Brian Mulroney is a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician who served as the 18th prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993.

  3. Joe Clark

    Joe Clark
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1939-.. (age 85)

    Charles Joseph Clark is a Canadian businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th prime minister of Canada from 1979 to 1980.

  4. Frank Bainimarama

    Frank Bainimarama
    Born in
    Fiji Flag Fiji
    1954-.. (age 70)

    Josaia Voreqe "Frank" Bainimarama CF OStJ MSD (Fijian: [tʃoˈsɛia βoˈreŋɡe mbɛiniˈmarama]; born 27 April 1954) is a Fijian politician and former naval officer who served as the prime minister of Fiji from 2007 until 2022. A member of the FijiFirst party, which he founded in 2014, he began his career as an officer in the Fijian navy and commander of the Fijian military. Despite being suspended from Parliament, he served as the opposition leader from 24 December 2022 until 8 March 2023, when he resigned and was replaced by Inia Seruiratu.

All 100 notable alumni

Dalhousie University faculties and divisions

College : Continuing Education Adult Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Fire Science, Information Technology, Leadership, Management, Occupational Health, Peace and Disarmament, Safety Engineering, Small Business, Writing
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Food Science
Faculty : Architecture and Planning Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Building Technologies, Design, Environmental Management, History, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Town Planning
Faculty : Arts and Social Sciences Acting, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Arabic, Business Administration, Canadian Studies, Chinese, Cognitive Sciences, Contemporary History, Development Studies, Display and Stage Design, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Gender Studies, German, Greek (Classical), Health Sciences, History, Italian, Journalism, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Modern History, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religious Studies, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Women's Studies, Writing
Faculty : Computer Science Computer Science
Faculty : Dentistry Dental Hygiene, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Surgery
Faculty : Engineering Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Graduate Studies Agriculture, Anatomy, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Disorders, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Development Studies, E-Business/Commerce, Earth Sciences, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Food Science, Food Technology, French, German, Greek (Classical), Health Administration, Health Sciences, History, Immunology, Industrial Engineering, Information Management, Journalism, Latin, Law, Leisure Studies, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Molecular Biology, Musicology, Neurosciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Periodontics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social Work, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Statistics
Faculty : Health Professions Communication Disorders, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Social Work
Faculty : Law Civil Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, International Law, Law, Maritime Law, Public Law
Faculty : Management Business Administration, Business and Commerce, E-Business/Commerce, Environmental Management, Finance, Information Management, Information Sciences, Library Science, Management, Natural Resources, Public Administration
Faculty : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Epidemiology, Ethics, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Haematology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plastic Surgery, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Immunology, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Physics, Psychology, Statistics

General information

Founded 1818
Motto Ora et Labora
Pray and work
Colors black, gold

Location and contacts

Address 1236 Henry Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
City population 440,000

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