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About Cape Breton University

At Cape Breton University, graduates have consistently ranked their overall educational, teaching and instruction experience as outstanding. Cape Breton University promises and delivers an exceptional educational experience for students. Our faculty, students and graduates are recognized nationally and internationally for innovative accomplishments from academic excellence to athletic prowess. These successes contribute to Cape Breton University’s growing reputation for excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Located on Canada’s stunning East Coast, CBU makes its home in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the largest urban centre on Cape Breton Island. With a population of 110,000 residents, the municipality boasts the amenities of a larger centre, with the welcoming, supportive atmosphere of a small town.

The Cape Breton University campus is home to a student population that hails from local, regional and international locations. CBU offers a comfortable and secure environment within a small campus community, which allows for a smooth transition to university life.

There is a long list of good reasons for choosing to study at CBU

  • A commitment to providing relevant, meaningful and accessible programs
  • Solid study options in liberal arts, business, science and technology as well as education, health and wellness
  • Low student/teacher ratios allowing for excellent classroom interaction
  • Small class sizes that are the envy of other institutions
  • Work/study co-op programs in many disciplines
  • Excellent support services for students with special requirements
  • International student services
  • More than 70 student societies
  • Outstanding undergraduate research opportunities
  • Established scientific and research institutes
  • Strong international partnerships
  • A focus on innovative technology
  • Student exchange opportunities
  • A Mi’kmaq Resource Centre
  • Four university residences
  • An ever-expanding scholarship program
  • An opportunity to cheer on the CAPERS – winners and contenders for numerous championships!
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