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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 from Dalhousie 90 (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)