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ACUDS 2012

A. General information

1. Address information

Dalhousie University

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2
Canada
 

Street Address:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4R2
Canada
     

Admissions Information:
Dalhousie University, Office of the Registrar
Room 133, Henry Hicks Academic & Administration Building
Halifax, Nova Scotia  B3H 4R2
Canada

Admissions Toll Free Number:  1-866-729-4400

Phone: (902) 494-2450
Fax: (902) 494-1630
Email: admissions@dal.ca

  Main Phone Number
(902) 494-2211

Internet Address
http://www.dal.ca

2. Credentials Awarded

Credential: Offered? No. awarded in calendar
year 2011
Undergraduate Certificate: No  
Undergraduate Diploma: Yes 302
Bachelor's Degree: Yes 1817
First Professional degree*: Yes 605
Graduate Certificate: No  
Graduate Diploma: Yes 8
Master's Degree: Yes 896
Doctoral Degree: Yes 99

*First professional degrees include: Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work.

Source: Dalhousie University

3. Degrees conferred by program

Program Bachelors & 1st Professional Master's PhD

Agriculture & Biological Science

252

37

20

Architecture

59

43

0

Business & Commerce

319

118

0

Computer Science

40

25

7

Dentistry

43

1

0

Engineering

290

114

14

Fine & Applied Arts

59

0

0

Humanities

166

93

8

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys. Educ.

82

2

0

Law

159

9

0

Mathematics

24

4

7

Medicine and Related Programs

95

17

4

Nursing

137

22

1

Other Arts & Science

0

1

8

Other Health Professions

57

14

0

Pharmacy

84

0

0

Physical Science

91

20

19

Social Science

465

226

11

Theology

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

0

150

0

Total:

2422

896

99

Total number of diplomas awarded:   302

Total number of graduate diplomas awarded:  8

Source:  Dalhousie University Registrar's Office

4. Male enrolment by program

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2011, including domestic and international students.

Programs Bachelors &
1st Professional Degree
Master's Degree Doctoral Degree
full-time part-time full-time part-time full-time part-time
Agriculture & Biological Science

292

15

70

4

62

0

Architecture

34

34

35

10

0

0

Business & Commerce

704

152

67

131

0

0

Computer Science

272

30

89

9

29

0

Dentistry

73

0

2

0

0

0

Engineering

1089

161

248

25

74

0

Fine & Applied Arts

69

3

0

0

0

0

Humanities

219

11

46

7

17

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

186

6

11

2

0

0

Law

228

2

7

3

7

0

Mathematics

44

2

14

2

15

0

Medicine and Related Programs

485

0

24

0

15

0

Nursing

50

0

2

3

0

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

822

41

5

1

25

0

Other Health Professions

37

12

8

3

0

0

Pharmacy

93

0

1

0

0

0

Physical Science

170

12

44

4

76

0

Social Science

653

32

145

43

41

0

Theology

0

0

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

2

0

56

0

0

0

Total:

5522

513

874

247

361

0


Total number of full-time non-degree seeking male students:  94

Total number of part-time non-degree seeking male students: 134

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

5. Female enrolment by program

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2011, including domestic and international students.

Program Bachelors & 1st Professional Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree
full-time part-time full-time part-time full-time part-time

Agriculture & Biological Science

608

30

86

8

47

0

Architecture

27

22

39

2

0

0

Business & Commerce

538

100

40

112

0

0

Computer Science

43

8

34

8

10

0

Dentistry

94

0

0

0

0

0

Engineering

264

26

51

5

28

0

Fine & Applied Arts

101

6

0

0

0

0

Humanities

294

26

114

12

20

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

395

6

5

2

0

0

Law

243

2

3

3

4

0

Mathematics

32

0

7

1

8

0

Medicine and Related Programs

498

0

44

2

19

0

Nursing

648

36

31

59

18

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

1093

33

1

0

46

0

Other Health Professions

217

35

33

21

0

0

Pharmacy

254

0

2

0

0

0

Physical Science

149

3

31

2

31

0

Social Science

1334

91

237

186

52

0

Theology

0

0

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

5

0

282

21

0

0

Total:

6837

424

1040

444

283

0

Total number of full-time non-degree seeking female students: 192

Total number of partl-time non-degree seeking male students: 261

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

6. Total enrolment by program

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2011, including domestic and international students.

Program Bachelors & 1st Professional Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree
full-time part-time full-time part-time full-time part-time

Agriculture & Biological Science

900

45

156

12

109

0

Architecture

61

56

74

12

0

0

Business & Commerce

1242

252

107

243

0

0

Computer Science

315

38

123

17

39

0

Dentistry

167

0

2

0

0

0

Engineering

1353

187

299

30

102

0

Fine & Applied Arts

170

9

0

0

0

0

Humanities

513

37

160

19

37

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

581

12

16

4

0

0

Law

471

4

10

6

11

0

Mathematics

76

2

21

3

23

0

Medicine and Related Programs

983

0

68

2

34

0

Nursing

698

36

33

62

18

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

1915

74

6

1

71

0

Other Health Professions

254

47

41

24

0

0

Pharmacy

347

0

3

0

0

0

Physical Science

319

15

75

6

107

0

Social Science

1987

123

382

229

93

0

Theology

0

0

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

7

0

338

21

0

0

Total:

12359

937

1914

691

644

0

Total number on full-time non-degree seeking students: 286

Total number of part-time non-degree seeking students: 395

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

6B. Total enrolment non-degree students

Number of non-degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2011, including domestic and international students

Male non-degree Students Female non-degree Students Total non-degree Students
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time

 94

134

192

261

286

395

7. Full-time enrolment by immigration status

Number of degree seeking Canadian and International full-time students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2011.

  Bachelors & 1st Professional Degree Master's Degree Doctoral Degree
Canadian Student Visa Canadian Student Visa Canadian Student Visa
Number of Students 11140 1219 1439 475

504

140

Total number of Canadian non-degree seeking students: 210

Total number of Visa non-degree seeking students: 76 

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University


B. Admission

1. Registrants by degree

Degree

Registrants

Bachelor of Applied Science

0

Bachelor of Arts

684

Bachelor of Commerce

184

Bachelor of Community Design 

30

Bachelor of Computer Science

63

Bachelor of Engineering

227

Bachelor of Health Science

18

Bachelor of Informatics

7

Bachelor of Management

99

Bachelor of Music

6

Bachelor of Science

688

B Science (Health Promotion)

17

Bachelor Science (Kinesiology)

112

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

94

Bachelor Science (Recreation)

13

BSc (Rec) & B Management

11

Total

2253

   
Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

2. Undergrad program admission requirements

URL to more detailed information and up-to-date policy on admission requirements:
http://www.registrar.dal.ca/calendar/ug/ADRQ.htm

3. Secondary school averages

Secondary School Averages of Full-Time, First Year Students by Range and Degree, 2011

Degree 95%+ 90-94% 85-89% 80-84% 75-79% 70-74% <70%
Bachelor of Applied Science

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Arts

2.5%

15.9%

22.2%

27.6%

26.2%

4.9%

0.7%

Bachelor of Commerce

2.5%

10.4%

44.2%

41.7%

0.6%

0.6%

0%

Bachelor of Community Design

7.7%

26.9%

23.1%

42.3%

0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Computer Science

6.0%

10.0%

24.0%

24.0%

30.0%

4.0%

2.0%

Bachelor of Engineering

5.9%

25.1%

32.6%

34.2%

1.6%

0`%

0.5%

Bachelor of Health Science

0%

100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Informatics

0%

20.0%

20.0%

40.0%

0%

20.0%

0%

Bachelor of Management

0%

10.0%

16.7%

33.3%

34.4%

4.4%

1.1%

Bachelor of Music

0%

50.0%

16.7%

16.7%

16.7%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science

11.5%

28.9%

29.3%

20.6%

8.7%

0.8%

0.2%

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)

 0%

16.7%

16.7%

50.0%

16.7%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology)

0%

12.3%

34.9%

36.8%

16.0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3.3%

13.3%

40.0%

39.0%

4.4%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Recreation)

7.7%

15.4%

15.4%

15.4%

46.1%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science Recreation/ Bachelor of Management 

0%

25.0%

25.0%

12.5%

37.5%

0%

0%

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

4. Application fee

Application Fees:

Undergraduate Application:

$65

Graduate Application:

$70

Professional Degree Application:

$70

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

5. Students accepted in terms other than fall

Admission in Winter, Spring, Summer Terms:

Are first-year students accepted for terms other than the fall?
[Please note that acceptance for terms other than fall may vary by program.]    YES

Note: Please see  http://www.dal.ca/admissions/apply.html for details on Application Fees.

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

6. Deferred admission

Deferred Admission:

Does your institution allow students to postpone enrolment after admission?  [Please note that the policy on deferred admission may vary by program.]   YES

If Yes, maximum period of postponement:   1 Year

Note: Please see http://www.registrar.dal.ca/index.html for further details.

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University


C. Transfer admission from other postsecondary institutions

1. Enrolment of transfer students

Do you enrol transfer students in first entry undergraduate programs?
Yes

If Yes above, may transfer students earn advanced standing credit by transferring credits earned from course work completed at other colleges/universities?
Yes

URL to more detailed information on transfer students:
http://www.registrar.dal.ca/contact/transfer.htm

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

2. Number of transfer students

Number of students who applied and enrolled as degree-seeking transfer students in Fall 2011:

Registrants: 

  • Full-time:  701 
  • Part-time:  62

Transfer students are those students who attended another postsecondary institution.

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

3. Transfer credit policies

URL to specific policies on transfer students students:
http://www.registrar.dal.ca/CONTACT/transfer.htm
https://dalonline.dal.ca/PROD/fyskeqiv.P_TransEquiv

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University


D. Library collections

1. Library collections

The number of holdings for the 2011-12 year for each of the following categories:

Material

Units

Number of Holdings

Monograph Titles - Print Titles:

# titles 1,044,208

Monograph Titles - Electronic Titles:

# titles 206,880

Microform units:

# units 454,234

Government Documents:

# documents 407,403

Manuscripts and Archives:

# linear metres 5,063

Printed Music Scores:

# scores 12,048

Cartographic Materials:

# sheets 94,886

Graphic Materials:

# materials  47,000

Audio Materials:

# titles 13,128

Film & Video Materials:

# materials 2,404

Serials - Print & Microform:

# titles 3,377

Serials - Electronic:

# titles 29,409

 

Source:  Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) 


E. Student life

1. Residence of undergrad students

Residence of First-Time, First Year Undergraduate Students, 2011

Percent from Nova Scotia:

 42%

Percent from rest of Canada:

47%

Percent from outside Canada:

11%
 Note: Canadian Students includes Permanent Residents

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

2. Students living on campus

Percentage of Full-Time, Undergraduate Students who live on campus, Fall 2011

  % of Students Who Live on Campus

First Year

67.0%

Total Undergraduate

18.0%

Source: Housing Services, Dalhousie University.

3. Activities offered

Link to describe the large number of extracurricular activities offered:
http://studentservices.dal.ca/interests/index.html

4. Housing

The mix and variety of housing, including residence guarantee information:
More information on housing


F. Student experience

1. Results from NSSE 2008 Survey

How would you evaluate your entire educational experience at this institution? Enter the percentage in each category:

  Excellent Good Fair Poor

First Year

34% 51% 12% 3%

Senior Year

30% 52% 15% 3%
 
If you could start over again, would you go to the same institution you are now attending? Enter the percentage in each category:
  Definitely Yes Probably Yes Probably No Definitely No

First Year

42% 45% 10% 3%

Senior Year

33% 46% 15% 6%

View more National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) results.

2. Results from the CGPSS 2010 survey

Canadian Graduate Professional Student Survey

 

Definitely Probably Maybe Probably Not Definitely Not

If you were to start your graduate/ professional career again, would you select this same university?

 

24.7%

 

41.1%

 

22.8%

 

8.3%

 

3.1%

 

Would you recommend this university to someone considering your program? 37.8% 31.1% 19.2% 8.5% 3.5%

 

 

Overall how would you rate the quality of: Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor

Your academic experience at this university?

 

19.5%

 

42.9%

 

25.0%

 

9.3.%

 

3.3%

 

Your student life experience at this university?

 

13.6%

 

33.1%

 

33.4%

 

15.3%

 

4.6%

 

Your graduate/professional program at this university?

 

20.1%

 

38.4%

 

24.3%

 

12.4%

 

4.9%

 

Your overall experience at this university? 17.0% 38.9% 29.3% 11.9% 2.8%

3. Results from the CUSC 2008 Survey

Canadian University Survey Consortium

 

Very Satisfied

Satisfied Dissatisfied

Very Dissatisfied

Don't know

Satisfaction with concern shown by the university for students as individuals

 

15.4%

 

52.6%

 

20.3%

 

6.0%

 

5.7%

 

Satisfaction with overall quality of education

26.2% 65.9% 5.2% 1.2% 1.5%

 

 

Agree Strongly

Agree

Disagree

Disagree Strongly

Don't Know

Quality of Teaching

 

20.1%

 

69.6%

 

9.2%

 

1.1%

 

0

 

Decision to attend this university

34.1%

58.0%

6.5%

1.4%

0


G. Annual student expenses

1. Tuition, ancillary fees, room & board, and other expenses

Average undergraduate Arts and Science full-time tuition, ancillary fees, room and board, and other expenses, 2012-13.

 

Domestic

International

Tuition Fees:

6210-7194* 13941-14925*

Ancillary Fees:

908

1301

Room and Board (on-campus):

7185-11275

7185-11275

Room Only (on-campus):

4170-7920

4170-7920

Board Only (on-campus meal plan):

3015-3355

3015-3355

Books and Supplies:

1000

1000

Transportation:

(Included in Ancillary Fees)

(Included in Ancillary Fees)

Other Expenses:

1600**

1600**

Note: These expenses are for the full 2012-13 academic year, which refers to the period of time generally extending from September to June, usually equated to two semesters or three trimesters. Ancillary fees include only charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (e.g., registration, health, or activity fees) and do not include optional fees (e.g., parking, laboratory use).

*Tuition fees vary by program.  Tuition at Nova Scotia universities has been reduced for residents of the province.  Out of province students must pay $500 more each year than the tuition fee listed here.

** Personal expenses: telephone, clothing, toiletries, laundry, recreation.

For more detailed information on fees: 
http://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters.html

Source: Student Accounts, Dalhousie University


H. Instructional faculty and class size

1. Number of instructional faculty members

Please report the number of instructional faculty members (excluding clinicians) in each category for Fall 2011:

  Full-time

Total number of instructional faculty:

746

Total number who are women:

292

Total number with doctorate, first professional, or other highest level degree:

634
 
Source: Dalhousie University

2. Undergraduate class size by year level

Class Sections
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
  (#) (%) (#) (%) (#) (%) (#) (%)
< 30 students 93 34.6 190 48.3 241 60.5 259 82.2
30-60 students 84 31.2 101 25.7 107 26.9 38 12.1
61-100 students 30 11.2 64 16.3 44 11.1 16 5.1
101-250 students 49 18.2 35 8.9 6 1.5 1 0.3
251+ students 13 4.8 3 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.3
TOTAL 269 100% 393 100% 398 100% 315 100%
 
Class Sub Sections (i.e. lab, tutorial)
< 20 students 166 36.2 88 34.9 81 53.0 49 53.8
20-40 students 206 44.9 131 52.0 27 17.6 25 27.5
41+ students 87 18.9 33 13.1 45 29.4 17 18.7
TOTAL 459 100% 252 100% 153

100%

91 100%
 

Note:  These numbers include auditing students.

These numbers include all undergraduate programs.


I. University revenue and expenses

1. University revenue

View the Income Report for fiscal year ending in 2011 [PDF - 43 kB]

2. University expenses

View the Expenditures Report for fiscal year ending in 2011 [PDF - 39 kB]


J. Research

1. Research awards by granting council

  Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC)
2011-2012
Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
(NSERC)
2011-2012
Canadian Institutes of
Health Research
(CIHR)
2011-2012

No. of Awards

73 435 274

Funding ($)

$2,454,851 $16,474,575 $27,765,221
 
SSHRC: All Payments by Program Activity 2011-12. Excludes Indirect costs.
NSERC: Table 13: Grants and Scholarships by University/College.
CIHR: CIHR Funding Database. Funding Type: All

Note: No. of Awards values are approximate as per Research Services.

Sources: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)


K. Other useful information

1. Dalhousie's Strategic Plan

View Dalhousie's Strategic Focus and updates.

2. Seven-year graduation rate

Entering Year Graduation Rate by 2011 (%)
   
2004

65.9

  

Source: CSRDE Submission

3. Retention rate

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%):   82.8

Retention rate: Report the percentage of first-time, full-time, first year degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 2010 fall term who returned to the institution in 2011 fall term.

Source: Institutional CSRDE submission