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Cape Breton University

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Rank: 2,781
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General description

At Cape Breton University, we push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for our island.

Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities, Cape Breton University (CBU) is home to nearly 5,500 students from more than 55 countries around the world.

We are committed to the future of Cape Breton Island, innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and Indigenous learning leadership.

CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, business, health and professional programs.

As a university that is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, CBU provides students with the advantage of outstanding experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities in a supportive academic environment.

Our programs, in diverse fields of study, consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning.

Our people, our cultures, and our strong sense of community make Cape Breton University a special place.

Why choose us?

We welcome who you are. We embrace who you want to become.
As a student today, you’re living a vibrant, dynamic and exciting life, and at Cape Breton University (CBU) that’s exactly what we want for you. Here, you will be inspired, encouraged and supported, allowing you to excel in both your academic and personal journeys alongside our community of more than 5,000 hardworking students.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year CA$18,515
Cost of Living/Year CA$12,000
Application fee CA$80
Estimated Total/Year CA$30,595

Main majors

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Education and Health
  • Nursing
  • Science and Technology
  • Business

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Undergraduate Degrees (International Students) & Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas (all students)
– June 15th for Fall (September) intake.
– October 15th for Winter (January) intake.
– February 15th for Spring/Summer (May) intake.

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Management
– June 15, 2022 for Fall (September) intake.
– November 15, 2022 for Winter (January) intake.

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