At Cape Breton University (CBU), students will find a unique and impactful university experience. With exceptional programs, intimate class sizes, and a vibrant campus community, CBU becomes more than a school – it becomes a home away from home.
CBU is as distinctive as the island it calls home. Cape Breton Island provides a breath taking backdrop for students’ university experience, from the pristine Bras D’or lakes to the world-renowned Cabot Trail. It’s no surprise that Cape Breton Island is consistently ranked among the most beautiful islands in the world. Located in Sydney, CBU students can easily explore the island’s natural wonders and return in time for an exciting night out in the city with friends.
In addition to degrees, CBU offers a wide range of certificates, diplomas, transfer programs, and articulation agreements. At CBU, students shape their futures. They meet supportive mentors, build skills, and gain the confidence to make their dreams a reality. CBU is just the beginning – the next step is in the students’ hands.
Why Choose Cape Breton University?
Vibrant Campus Life: CBU is known for having some of the most content students in Canada, consistently ranking among the country’s top schools for student satisfaction. We also boast some of Nova Scotia’s highest-achieving students, with a significant number of students achieving high school averages of 95+. Our campus community is dynamic, inclusive, and engaging – we offer numerous opportunities for students to get involved and make meaningful connections.
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Campus Diversity: Life at CBU is marked by diversity, opportunity, and academic excellence. With world-class education and a safe, stimulating environment, students are empowered to explore new frontiers and challenge themselves. We welcome nearly 1,000 international students from more than 40 countries, including China, Saudi Arabia, Bermuda, Egypt, Russia, the Bahamas, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Bangladesh. At CBU, you’ll experience the best of Canada while forging connections with people from around the world.
Distinctive Programs: CBU offers a distinctive blend of degree and diploma programs that allow students to tailor their education to their interests and aspirations. From the liberal arts to business, science, and technology, our leading academic programs are complemented by diverse activities that foster a well-rounded education. Whether you want to become a CEO, an engineer, a novelist, or something else entirely, CBU is the perfect first step. Our nationally recognized sports teams, award-winning literary publications, world-renowned musicians, and unique theatre productions offer something for everyone.
CBU’s programs are grouped into 10 major areas:
Arts: CBU’s Arts programs provide students with a broad-based education in the arts, including music, theatre, and visual arts.
Social Sciences & Culture: CBU’s Social Sciences & Culture programs cover a range of topics such as anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, providing students with an understanding of the world around them.
Business: The university’s Business programs equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the business world, including accounting, finance, and marketing.
Community Economic Development: The university’s Community Economic Development programs prepare students to make a positive impact in their communities by providing training in community-based planning, project management, and economic development.
Education: The Institution’s Education programs prepare students for careers in teaching and education, covering topics such as inclusive education, educational technology, and leadership.
Engineering & Technology: The university’s Engineering & Technology programs provide hands-on experience in areas such as mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering, as well as information technology.
Health & Well-being: The university’s Health & Well-being programs cover a range of topics such as public health, nutrition, and psychology, providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to promote well-being in individuals and communities.
Nursing: The university’s Nursing program prepares students for a career in nursing, with a focus on providing compassionate and competent care.
Sciences: The university’s Sciences programs cover a broad range of topics such as biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, providing students with opportunities for research and hands-on experience.
Sustainability: CBU’s Sustainability programs focus on developing sustainable solutions for environmental, social, and economic challenges, preparing students to become leaders in creating a better world.
CBU provides a unique and supportive learning environment for students. Additionally, the University fosters an inclusive and diverse community, where students can learn from experienced faculty and make connections that will last a lifetime.
Location: University is situated in Sydney, Nova Scotia, at the heart of Cape Breton Island. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, Sydney offers the best of both worlds – the amenities of a medium-sized urban area and the warmth and friendliness of a small town.