Dal at a Glance

Dalhousie: By the numbers

About our students

Students in a classroom

Students enrolled at Dalhousie University over 19,000
    From out of province 60%
    International students 22%
Average entering grade of first-year students 87.6%
Number of first-year students receiving entrance awards 1,400
Number of Rhodes Scholars   91
Number of countries represented   Over 115

About our faculty

FASS professors

Number of professors in 1863 6
Number of professors in 2017 999
Percentage of faculty with a PhD or doctorate 92%
Student/faculty ratio 16.5/1

About our research

Students researching in lab

Number of Canada Research Chairs   60 (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 $150 million

More about Dal

Dalhousie University gate

Number of Faculties   13
Degree programs available 200+
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Students taking part in work-integrated learning
nearly 90%
Exchange programs for students Over 90 (in more than 43 countries)
Student clubs & societies 400+
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)