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Acadia University History

In 1831 the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society founded Queen’s College. Acadia began as an extension of Horton Academy ( 1828 ), which was founded in Horton, Nova Scotia, by Baptists from Nova Scotia and Queen’s College ( 1838 ). The College was later named Acadia College. Acadia University, established at Wolfville, Nova Scotia in 1838 has a strong Baptist religious affiliation. It was designed to prepare men for the ministry and to supply education for lay members.

The two major Universities of the day in Nova Scotia were heavily controlled by Denominational structures. King’s College ( University of King’s College ) was an Anglican School and Dalhousie University, which was originally non – denominational, had placed itself under the control and direction of the Church of Scotland. It was the failure of Dalhousie to appoint a prominent Baptist pastor and scholar, Edmund Crawley, to the Chair of Classics, as had been expected, that really thrust into the forefront of Baptist thinking the need for a College established and run by the Baptists.

In 1838, the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society founded Queen’s College ( named for Queen Victoria ). The College began with 21 students in January 1839. The name “Queen’s College” was denied to the Baptist school, so it was renamed “Acadia College” in 1841, in reference to the history of the area as an Acadian settlement. Acadia College awarded its first degrees in 1843 and became Acadia University in 1891, established by the Acadia University Act.


The Granville Street Baptist Church ( now First Baptist Church ( Halifax )) was an instrumental and determining factor in the founding of the University. It has played a supporting role throughout its history, and shares much of the credit for its survival and development. Many individuals who have made significant contributions to Acadia University, including the first president John Pryor, were members of the First Baptist Church Halifax congregation. Similarly, the adjacent Wolfville United Baptist Church plays a significant role in the life of the university.

Acadia University Campus

Acadia University has called the small but elegant town of Wolfville home since the institution’s inception in 1838. Originally known as Mud Creek,the Town of Wolfville got its name in 1830 when two granddaughters of Judge Elisha DeWolfe convinced their postmaster uncle that a more suitable name was needed. The villagers chose the name Wolfville for their town. Today beautiful elm trees, manicured lawns, grand century old homes and a collection of speciality shops and services guide visitors down Wolfville’s Main Street.

From Wolville you can visit all the Evangeline Trail has to offer: fabulous farm markets, music and theatre, the Acadian mecca of Grand Pr√© National Historic Site, not to mention the ‘world’s highest’ tides in the Minas Basin filling up our ‘world’s smallest’ harbour.

Acadia University Courses

Undergraduate Courses

S.No.EventsDates
1.Sale of bulletin of information November, 2015 ( Saturday )
2.Last date of sale of Delhi University Bulletin of Information by hand November, 2015 ( Monday )
3.Last date for receipt of DU Applications in the Faculty officeNovember, 2015 ( Monday )
4.Issue of Duplicate Admission TicketNovember, 2015 ( Saturday )
5.Delhi University Ayurveda & Unani Entrance Test dateNovember, 2015 ( Sunday )
6.Declaration of Delhi University PG ResultsNovember, 2015 ( Wednesday ) & November, 2015 ( Thursday )
7.DU PG Counselling ( Common Merit )November, 2015 ( Friday ) ( Reporting Time 9.00 AM )
(i)Delhi University Quota : Mahir - e - Tib ( Common Merit ) : Rank 01 to 10
(ii)Delhi University Quota : Ayurveda Vachaspati ( Common Merit ) : Rank 1 to 10
10.Close of admissions November, 2015 ( Saturday )
11.Commencement of sessionDecember, 2015 ( Monday )


Post Graduate Courses

  • MSc ( Applied Geomatics )
  • MSc ( Biology )
  • MSc ( Computer Science )
  • MSc ( Chemistry )
  • MEd ( Counselling )
  • MEd ( all other specialties )
  • MA ( English )
  • MSc ( Geology )
  • MSc ( Mathematics and Statistics )
  • MA ( Political Science )
  • MSc ( Psychology )
  • Masters in Recreation Management
  • MA ( Sociology )
  • MA ( Social & Political Thought )

Acadia University Contact Details

Acadia University,
Room 126 University Hall,
15 University Avenue,
( Mailing address : PO Box 7 ),
Wolfville Nova Scotia  B4P 2R6,
Canada,
Phone No. : ( 902 ) 585 – 1016,
Fax : ( 902 ) 585 – 1081,
Email : admissions@acadiau.ca.

Office Hours : Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ( Atlantic time )