NSCAD University

country rank  80
world rank  5392

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University Overview

Established in 1887, NSCAD University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Halifax (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Nova Scotia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia, NSCAD University (NSCAD) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. NSCAD University (NSCAD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 132 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Canadian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NSCAD
Founded 1887
Motto Head, Heart and Hand
Colours Purple and green

University Location

Address 5163 Duke Street
Halifax (population range: 250,000-499,999)
B3J 3J6 Nova Scotia
T +1 (888) 444 5989
F +1 (902) 425 2987

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 5163 Duke Street
+1 (902) 494 8129
888 444 5989

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Nova Scotia

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019