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ACUDS 2013

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 2012
Undergraduate Certificate: Yes 23
Undergraduate Diploma: Yes 324
Bachelor's Degree: Yes 2150
First Professional degree*: Yes 624
Graduate Certificate: No  
Graduate Diploma: Yes 6
Master's Degree: Yes 969
Doctoral Degree: Yes 98

*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

285

48

22

Architecture

56

48

0

Business & Commerce

342

134

0

Computer Science

37

53

6

Dentistry

45

0

0

Engineering

272

128

11

Fine & Applied Arts

55

0

0

Humanities

170

81

4

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys. Educ.

104

4

0

Law

153

7

2

Mathematics

20

9

3

Medicine and Related Programs

103

20

11

Nursing

152

25

1

Other Arts & Science

 

1

10

Other Health Professions

65

23

0

Pharmacy

85

1

0

Physical Science

86

13

17

Social Science

618

223

11

Theology

5

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

0

146

0

Total:

2653

964

98

Total number of undergraduate diplomas awarded:   250

Total number of graduate diplomas awarded:  6

Source:  Dalhousie University Registrar's Office

Numbers do not include the Faculty of Agriculture

 

 

4. Male enrolment by program

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2012, 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

511

12

105

8

56

0

Architecture

28

37

40

2

0

0

Business & Commerce

722

146

76

120

0

0

Computer Science

315

44

94

9

27

0

Dentistry

78

0

3

0

0

0

Engineering

1095

209

326

12

83

0

Fine & Applied Arts

71

5

0

0

0

0

Humanities

186

21

48

7

17

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

204

4

11

2

0

0

Law

224

1

3

4

7

0

Mathematics

51

3

10

4

19

0

Medicine and Related Programs

489

0

23

0

16

0

Nursing

64

7

3

5

0

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

780

48

5

1

23

0

Other Health Professions

45

8

9

4

0

0

Pharmacy

94

0

1

0

0

0

Physical Science

174

10

55

4

77

0

Social Science

626

30

139

47

38

0

Theology

4

0

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

1

0

72

2

0

0

Veterinary Medicine            

Total:

5762

585

1023

231

363

0


Total number of full-time non-degree seeking male students:  104
Total number of part-time non-degree seeking male students: 143

Total number of full-time undergraduate diploma male students: 55
Total number of part-time undergraduate diploma male students:  1


Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

5. Female enrolment by program

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2012, 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

946

37

114

13

51

0

Architecture

29

27

24

3

0

0

Business & Commerce

501

126

63

115

0

0

Computer Science

48

6

33

8

12

0

Dentistry

91

0

1

0

0

0

Engineering

265

48

56

1

29

0

Fine & Applied Arts

96

5

0

0

0

0

Humanities

254

20

95

11

21

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

386

4

7

1

0

0

Law

259

1

4

0

5

0

Mathematics

36

3

8

2

12

0

Medicine and Related Programs

488

0

35

3

18

0

Nursing

658

46

29

53

17

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

1198

48

1

0

35

0

Other Health Professions

210

28

29

22

0

0

Pharmacy

259

0

2

0

0

0

Physical Science

125

11

38

2

31

0

Social Science

1388

100

271

179

55

0

Theology

9

1

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

4

0

269

23

0

0

Total:

7197

511

1079

436

286

0

 

Total number of FT non-degree seeking female students: 209
Total number of PT non-degree seeking male students: 294

Total number of FT undergrad diploma female students: 108
Total number of PT undergrad diploma female students:  5

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

 

 

6. Total enrolment by program

 

Number of degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2012, 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

1454

49

219

21

107

0

Architecture

57

64

64

5

0

0

Business & Commerce

1223

272

139

235

0

0

Computer Science

363

50

127

17

39

0

Dentistry

169

0

4

0

0

0

Engineering

1360

257

382

13

112

0

Fine & Applied Arts

167

10

0

0

0

0

Humanities

440

41

143

18

38

0

Kinesiology, Recreation & Phys Educ.

590

8

18

3

0

0

Law

483

2

7

4

12

0

Mathematics

87

6

18

6

31

0

Medicine and Related Programs

977

0

58

3

34

0

Nursing

722

53

32

58

17

0

Other Arts & Social Sciences

1928

96

6

1

58

0

Other Health Professions

255

36

38

26

0

0

Pharmacy

353

0

3

0

0

0

Physical Science

299

21

93

6

108

0

Social Science

2014

130

410

226

93

0

Theology

13

1

0

0

0

0

Therapy & Rehabilitation

5

0

341

25

0

0

Total:

12959

1096

2102

667

649

0

Total number on full-time non-degree seeking students: 313
Total number of part-time non-degree seeking students: 437

Total number of FT undergraduate diploma students:  163
Total number of PT undergraduate diploma students:  6   

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

 

6B. Total enrolment non-degree students

Number of non-degree seeking students (headcount) enrolled for Fall 2012, including domestic and international students

 

Male non-degree students:  Full-time:  104    Part-time: 143

Female non-degree students:  Full-time:  209 Part-time:  294

Total non-degree students: Full-time:  313  Part-time: 437

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 Students
(excluding Faculty of Agriculture)
11055 1252 1437 592

491

158


Total number of Canadian non-degree seeking students: 186
Total number of Visa non-degree seeking students: 104

 

Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University

Numbers do not include the Faculty of Agriculture


B. Admission

1. Registrants by degree

Degree

Registrants

Bachelor of Agriculture
7
Bachelor of Applied Science

0

Bachelor of Arts

594

Bachelor of Commerce

182

Bachelor of Community Design 

32

Bachelor of Computer Science

64

Bachelor of Engineering

218

Bachelor of Health Science

22

Bachelor of Informatics

5

Bachelor of Management

80

Bachelor of Music

13

Bachelor of Science

767

B Science (Health Promotion)

22

Bachelor Science (Kinesiology)

95

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

87

Bachelor Science (Recreation)

17

BSc (Rec) & B Management

10

Other Bachelor 41
Engineering Diploma 25
Undergraduate Diploma 49
Total

2330

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, 2012

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 Agriculture 0% 0% 20.0% 40.0% 10.0% 30.0%  
Bachelor of Arts

3.5%

13.3%

22.2%

32.0%

22.0%

6.8%

0.2%

Bachelor of Commerce

1.7%

13.9%

46.2%

36.4%

1.7%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Community Design

3.7%

22.2%

40.7%

29.6%

3.7%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Computer Science

1.8%

30.9%

16.3%

25.5%

25.5%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Engineering

4.6%

15.3%

43.0%

31.5%

4.2%

0.9%

0.5%

Bachelor of Health Science

0%

60.0%

40.0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Informatics

0%

20.0%

20.0%

60.0%

0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Management

0%

7.5%

20.9%

22.4%

43.3%

6.0%

0%

Bachelor of Music

10.0%

30.0%

20.0%

20.0%

20.0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science

12.5%

26.6%

27.7%

22.0%

9.2%

2.0%

0.2%

Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)

0%

10.5%

42.1%

26.3%

21.0%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology)

2.2%

16.5%

36.3%

39.5%

5.5%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

1.2%

23.2%

28.0%

42.7%

4.9%

0%

0%

Bachelor of Science (Recreation)

0%

0%

37.5%

12.5%

43.7%

6.3%

0%

Bachelor of Science Recreation/ Bachelor of Management 

0%

11.1%

44.4%

33.3%

0%

11.1%

0%

Other Bachelor 2.5% 7.5% 12.5% 15.0% 17.5% 22.5% 22.5%
Undergraduate Diploma 0% 5.1% 5.1% 20.5% 25.6% 2.6% 41.0%

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 2012:

Registrants: 

  • Full-time:  693
  • Part-time:  55

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 2012-13 year for each of the following categories:

Material

Units

Number of Holdings

Monograph Titles - Print Titles:

# titles 1,120,315*

Monograph Titles - Electronic Titles:

# titles 416,812

Microform units:

# units 454,291

Government Documents:

# documents 408,348

Manuscripts and Archives:

# linear metres 4,844

Printed Music Scores:

# scores 12,048

Cartographic Materials:

# sheets 76,464

Graphic Materials:

# materials 53,670

Audio Materials:

# titles 13,132

Film & Video Materials:

# materials 2,545

Serials - Print & Microform:

# titles 26,474

Serials - Electronic:

# titles 84,000**

 

*Both Sexton & MacRae libraries include their gov't documents with their print collections.

**This number includes open access journals.

Source:  Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) 


E. Student life

1. Residence of undergrad students

Residence of First-Time, First Year Undergraduate Students, 2012

Dalhousie University Excluding Faculty of Agriculture
   

Percent from Nova Scotia:

41%

 

Percent from rest of Canada:

50%  

Percent from outside Canada:

 9%  
Facutly of Agriculture    
Percent from Nova Scotia: 76%  
Percent from rest of Canada:
17.56%  
Percent from outside Canada: .34%  
Note: Canadian Students includes Permanent Residents
Source: Registrar's Office, Dalhousie University & Faculty of Agriculture
 

2. Students living on campus

Percentage of Full-Time, Undergraduate Students who live on campus, Fall 2012

Halifax Campus % of Students Who Live on Campus

First Year

71.0%

Total Undergraduate

17.0%
Truro Campus  
First Year 46.8%
Total Undergraduate (includes DI/DE) 26.38

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 2011 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 2011 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:

6588-7635* 14790-15837*

Ancillary Fees:

963

1211

Room and Board (on-campus):

6415-11615

6415-11615

Room Only (on-campus):

4295-8160

4295-8160

Board Only (on-campus meal plan):

2120-3455

2120-3455

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 2013-14 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 2012:

  Full-time

Total number of instructional faculty:

799

Total number who are women:

296

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

698
 
Source: Dalhousie University

2. Undergraduate class size by year level

Class Sections
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
  (#) (%) (#) (%) (#) (%) (#) (%)
< 30 students 178 51.0 250 54.95 273 65.16 288 82.29
30-60 students 74 21.2 113 24.84 100 23.87 44 12.57
61-100 students 41 11.75 53 11.65 40 9.55 15 4.29
101-250 students 43 12.32 35 7.69 6 1.43 2 0.57
251+ students 13 3.72 4 0.88 0 0.0 1 0.29
TOTAL 349 100% 455 100% 419 100% 350 100%
 
Class Sub Sections (i.e. lab, tutorial)
< 20 students 201 38.14 159 47.04 121 57.08 81 64.29
20-40 students 229 43.45 136 40.24 51 24.06 25 19.84
41+ students 97 18.41 43 12.72 40 18.87 20 15.87
TOTAL 527 100% 338 100% 212

100%

126 100%
 

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 2012 [PDF - 29 KB]

2. University expenses

View the Expenditures Report for fiscal year ending in 2012 [PDF - 22 KB]


J. Research

1. Research awards by granting council

  Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC)
2012-2013
Natural Science and Engineering
Research Council of Canada
(NSERC)
2012-2013
Canadian Institutes of
Health Research
(CIHR)
2012-2013

No. of Awards

78 413 236

Funding ($)

$2,956,457 $19,686,992 $24,387,561
 
SSHRC: All Payments by Program Activity 2012-13. 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 (%)
   
2005

63.6

  

Source: CSRDE Submission

3. Retention rate

Year 1 to Year 2 Retention Rate (%):   80.9

Retention rate: Report the percentage of first-time, full-time, first year degree seeking undergraduate students enrolled in 2011 fall term who returned to the institution in 2012 fall term.

Source: Institutional CSRDE submission