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Acadia University (Canada)

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I only say I would go to aQuite BrightBiology
I only say I would go to a different University because I like variety and I like a lot of different experiences. I don't regret my choice to attend Acadia one bit, because it is the most amazing university I could have ever dreamed of. But I would also have liked to experience something a little bigger than 3,500 students. And it follows then that if you are not a fan of small towns, of being able to walk the entire length of the town in fifteen minutes, do not go here. Despite having three bars plus an on-campus bar, there really isn't much to do on weekends unless you get creative or travel down to Halifax or something.

But Acadia is amazing. The professors go out of their way to help you- I was very sick last year and my English professor told me to stay home and that he would extend the deadline for an assignment for me. They encourage you to come in and have a chat in their office if you ever need anything.

And the other students? Aside from the usual couple of rude, stuck up people that can be found anywhere, I am always finding other students who want to help. In my first week at Acadia, I had a fourth-year in my program come up to me and ask me if I needed help finding anything. It's always the same and you always feel at home at Acadia. It's such a close, tight-knit community. Not to mention the incredible Biology program, taught by internationally-recognized professors. Everyone is brilliant and there's always something going on- the Student Union is fantastic for planning events and the support for sports teams is outstanding! If you don't mind the smallness of campus and Wolfville, then by all means, Acadia is for you.

2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
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Acadia has been the best three years ofQuite BrightEconomics
Acadia has been the best three years of my life so far. From day one I felt like I belonged here. The RAs to a lot to make you feel at home during Frosh Week. They plan activities to help you get to know your new classmates and dormmates. Almost all of the students here are nice and outgoing. The professors are also really nice people, although there are a few who seem to be less than keen on their jobs. The work is easier than I expected to be; it's quite easy to work the system to get good marks. The social life can be a little lacking as Acadia is located in a small rural town more than an hour away from Halifax. However, there are many student organisations to join. I personally recommend Acadia Fencing, AEGIS (the anime club), Ye Olde Gaming Club, and Dungeons & Dragons (if you're into that kind of stuff). The athletics at this school are not so impressive; more people attend the annual Cheaton Cup (hockey game between rival dorms Chipman and Eaton) than any other sports event. Overall, if you're looking for a friendly, welcoming place where you can be the big fish in a small pond, Acadia is the place for you.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Scholastic Success: C-
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