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Dal at a Glance

Dalhousie: By the numbers

About our students

Students enrolled at Dalhousie University 18,500
    From other provinces 48%
    International students 14%
Average entering grade of first-year students 88 (2014)
First-year students with average of 75% or better 99%
Percentage of first-year students awarded entrance scholarships 61%
Number of Rhodes Scholars who have graduated from Dalhousie 89 (more than any university in Atlantic Canada)
Number of countries represented at Dalhousie Over 115

About our faculty

Number of professors in 1863 6
Number of professors in 2014 1,100
Percentage of faculty with a PhD or doctorate Over 90%
Student/faculty ratio 16.8/1

About research at Dalhousie

Number of Canada Research Chairs at Dalhousie 50 (more than any university in Atlantic Canada)
Number of kilometres that Dalhousie-developed ‘lidar’ technology traveled through space to reach Mars 184 million (approximately)
Number of continents whose oceans are being monitored by Dalhousie's groundbreaking Ocean Tracking Network project All 7 of them
Dollars awarded annually to Dalhousie in external research grants and awards
More than $135 million

More about Dalhousie

Faculties at Dal 12
Degree programs available 180+
Exchange programs for students Over 90 (in more than 43 countries)
Student clubs at Dal 330+
Student housing spaces 2,550 in a variety of residences
Year of Dalhousie's founding 1818
British pounds given by George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, to establish Dalhousie £7,000
Estimated value of Ramsay's gift in 2009
$937,792 (Canadian dollars)