About Saint Mary's

Quick Facts

Saint Mary’s is one of Canada’s top 10 undergraduate universities as ranked by Maclean’s Magazine.


Full-time and part-time students 7,465
Degrees, diplomas and certificates awarded annually 1,657
Scholarships and bursaries available $5.5 million
Average introductory class size 48
Graduate students 10%
International students 29%
Countries represented by students 106
Alumni 42,360


Alumni 42,360
Alumni in Nova Scotia 19,000
International alumni 2,630

Faculty and Staff

Full-time and part-time faculty 501
Full-time and part-time staff 484

Course Registration by Faculty

Commerce 46.5%
Arts 35.5%
Science 18%


Externally sponsored research in the last five years $45 million
Research publications in the last five years 1,000

Funding Sources

Student fees 54%
Nova Scotia Government grants 30%
Sales and services 16%

 Economic Impact

University expenses $125.5 million annually
Funds available for student scholarships, fellowships and bursaries $5.5 million
Funds spent on student employment $4.2 million


Atlantic Common University Data Set (2014)

Find out how Saint Mary’s compares to other participating universities using common statistical data.