At Cape Breton University, students push the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership while experiencing a unique, multicultural, educational journey. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture and welcoming communities, CBU is home to nearly 5,500 students from more than 55 countries around the world. CBU features innovative economic development and sustainability programs, and is Atlantic Canada’s leader in Indigenous education. As a university 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. CBU’s programs consistently rank well above the national averages in faculty-student interaction and service learning. The people, culture and strong sense of community at Cape Breton University contribute its the one-of-a-kind campus experience.

Cape Breton University is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Cape Breton University, Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

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3606Undergraduate Full Time
246Graduate Full Time
461Undergraduate Part Time
165Graduate Part Time
$9079 - $10362Graduate Canadian
26:6Student:FT Faculty
30Avg. 1st Yr Class Size

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