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Fast Facts

  • Offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, business, science and technology
  • 1 of 5 universities in Canada to offer a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)
  • Offers diplomas and certificates in petroleum, public administration, management, theatre, and education
  • Lowest tuition + fees of any university in Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia based students comprise approximately 60% of CBU's enrolment
  • International students comprise approximately 30% of CBU's enrolment
  • Highest senior year "excellent" student satisfaction (Maclean's, 2013)
  • Atlantic Canada's leader in Aboriginal post-secondary education
  • Highest % of Aboriginal student enrollment of any institution in Atlantic Canada
  • Research activities include seven research chairs including 3 Tier II Canada Research Chairs in:
    • Determinants of Healthy Communities
    • Communities and Cultures
    • Musical Traditions
  • More than $6.5 million in Canada Foundation for Innovation and Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust research infrastructure since 2001
  • $3 million in annual research funding
  • Endowment Fund has more than doubled in last few years enabling scholarship & bursary offerings of over $1 million

There is a long list of good reasons to study at CBU:

  • A commitment to provide relevant, meaningful and accessible programs
  • Solid study options in liberal arts, business, science and technology as well as education, health and wellness
  • Low student/teacher ratios allowing for excellent classroom interaction
  • Small class sizes that are the envy of other institutions
  • Work/study co-op programs in many disciplines
  • Excellent academic support services
  • International student services
  • More than 70 student societies
  • Outstanding undergraduate research opportunities
  • Established scientific and research institutes
  • Strong international partnerships
  • A focus on innovative technology
  • Student exchange opportunities
  • A Mi'kmaq Resource Centre
  • Four university residences
  • An ever-expanding scholarship program

... And an opportunity to cheer on the Capers - winners and contenders for numerous national championships!


Cape Breton University

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Rd.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Canada B1P 6L2

Toll Free: 1-888-959-9995 (Canada/US)

Tel: (902) 539-5300

Fax: (902) 562-0119