Acadia Divinity College exists as the Faculty of Theology of Acadia University. Founded in 1838, Acadia University is one of the oldest and most respected liberal arts universities in Canada. Located just a one-hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia and its international airport, Acadia is an integral part of the quintessential college town of Wolfville, overlooking the Annapolis Valley and the Bay of Fundy.
We are deeply rooted in Acadia University. The roots of theological education are well established in Acadia University. As early as 1830, Baptists in Nova Scotia formed a “department of pious scholars” at Horton Academy in Wolfville for ministerial training. With the founding of Acadia University in 1838, preparation for ministry was continued under various formats until the School of Theology was officially formed in 1923.
On June 1, 1968, the School of Theology was reconstituted as an affiliated College of the University. Acadia Divinity College was established with its own Board of Trustees and Senate, and the School of Theology was renamed the Faculty of Theology of Acadia University.
As an Acadia University student, you receive all the benefits of this well-respected school. Imagine being not only a part of our Divinity College, but also part of a university culture where 80% of students volunteer to give back to the community in some way! You will have access to join over 80 clubs and groups, and Acadia’s varsity teams have won more national championships than any other university in Atlantic Canada! We also have one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada, including the KC Irving Centre and botanical gardens and trails.
You also have access to all the resources and supports for students, including: