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Dal at a Glance

Dalhousie: By the numbers


About our students

Students enrolled at Dalhousie University over 18,800
    From other provinces 49%
    International students 18%
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   90
Number of countries represented   Over 115


About our faculty

Number of professors in 1863 6
Number of professors in 2017 999
Percentage of faculty with a PhD or doctorate Over 90%
Student/faculty ratio 17/1


About our research

Number of Canada Research Chairs   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 in external research grants and awards
More than $135 million


More about Dal

Number of Faculties   13
Degree programs available 180+
Exchange programs for students Over 90 (in more than 43 countries)
Student societies 250+
Student housing spaces 2,660 in a variety of residences
Year of founding 1818
British pounds given by George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie, to establish the university £7,000
Estimated current value of Ramsay's gift
$960,873 (Canadian dollars)