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Dalhousie University, Halifax

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4.2/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
Dalhousie University is a public research university in Nova Scotia, Canada, with three campuses in Halifax, and a fourth in Bible Hill. Dalhousie offers more than 4,000 courses and 180 degree programs in twelve undergraduate, graduate, and professional faculties. The university is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada.Dalhousie was established as a nonsectarian college in 1818 by the eponymous Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of Dalhousie. The college did not hold its first class until 1838, until then operating sporadically due to financial difficulties. It reopened for a third time in 1863 following a reorganization that brought a change of name to "The Governors of Dalhousie College and University". The university formally changed its name to "Dalhousie University" in 1997 through provincial legislation, the same legislation that merged the institution with the Technical University of Nova Scotia.The university's notable alumni include a Nobel Prize winner, two Canadian Prime Ministers, two Herzberg Prize winners, a NASA astronaut who was the first American woman to walk in space, 89 Rhodes Scholars, and a range of other top government officials, academics, and business leaders. The university ranked 235th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, 226-250th in the 2014-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 201–300th in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Dalhousie is a centre for marine research, and is host to the headquarters of the Ocean Tracking Network.
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  • The College became the University of Redmond came to Anne of as famous as the author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy mode Montgomery's school model went on the tour. Like it was just started back to school day (9/8/2016), Halifax Street is University of walking college students everywhere, are located in a variety of different places, so was surprised at the large University. It was a city full of youthful energy.
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  • We went for our grandson's competition so gave us chance to view the grounds which are fabulous. He did great and came home with badges which he does all the time and he is only 13 and we are all very...  read more »
  • Dalhousie University is a large sprawling urban campus that has within it three campuses in Halifax and one in Truro about 100 kilometres away. It is not a single site but rather a rich and diverse ar...  read more »
  • Very big campus with lots of potential for those seeking knowledge in a vast variety of fields. This means - access to a huge number of faculty that is always available for you and access to a very wide range of degrees and post-degree positions which can satisfy many walks of life.
  • Went here to participate in labs for middle school science trip. Great facility, great labs and students were thrilled with visit.
  • Amazing campus, beautiful city, great professors, friendly administration staff. Great experience here!
  • Finished an undergraduate degree here it is a beautiful campus. Beautiful memories I will treasure forever.
  • Did my undergrad at Dalhousie, and I believe it is the best university in Canada when it comes to learning and student life. I visited U of Toronto, Queens, McMasters, Mt. Allison, MSVU and none of these campuses are as convenient as Dal. Some may argue that Toronto is right in downtown on subway, but the housing is very expensive and the environment is very crowded. I completed a two-years Master program at McGill. Montreal and McGill students are fascinating, but the school itself has some awful professors and crowded classrooms. When I did my undergrad in Halifax, Dalhousie-Kings College offered a wide variety of programs, gave out many bursaries and scholarships, and had a ton of societies which you can get involved. The professors and university administration were extremely friendly and approachable. On another note: if you are looking to go to Med school, go to Halifax, partake in the municipal election, and then apply to Dal Med. You will have a higher chance of entering as a NS resident. Since the quality of undergraduate education is unanimous in all universities, student life and experiences are what it really matters when choosing a university for undergraduate studies.
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