At Cape Breton University (CBU), you’ll discover the effect you’re going to have in the world. With one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes and an energetic campus life, CBU will quickly become more than your university—it will become your home away from home!
CBU is as distinct as the island it’s named after. Cape Breton Island is an amazing backdrop for your time at university. From the Bras D’or lakes to the stunning Cabot Trail, there’s a reason that Cape Breton Island is consistently voted one of the most beautiful islands in the world! Located in Sydney, CBU students will have plenty of opportunity to check out the natural beauty of the Island and be back with more than enough time for a night out with friends in the city.
In addition to degrees, CBU offers numerous certificates, diplomas, transfer programs and articulation agreements. At Cape Breton University, your future takes shape. You’ll meet the people who will help you on your journey and develop the skills you need to make it happen. CBU is the first step—the next step is all yours!
Why Cape Breton University
Cape Breton University is nestled in the heart of Cape Breton Island in Sydney, Nova Scotia. As the second-largest city in Nova Scotia, it is said that Sydney is the best of both worlds, offering the amenities of a medium-sized, urban area with the safe and friendly atmosphere of a small town.
Along with our great location, CBU is home to many of Canada’s most content students, which is why we’ve consistently rated among the country’s highest for student satisfaction. We also have some of the highest academic achievers, with Nova Scotia’s highest percentage of students with high school averages of 95+.
The university’s distinctive blend of degree and diploma programs allows students to design an education ideally suited for success in the liberal arts, business, science and technology. Complimenting its leading academic programs, CBU offers a variety of activities to shape a well-rounded education. Whether you plan to study business, science, technology or the arts or, if you are determined to become a notable CEO, an innovative engineer or a famous novelist, CBU is your first step toward success. From nationally recognized sports teams, award-winning literary publications to world-renowned musicians, and unique theatre productions, you’ll find it all on this campus.
Life at Cape Breton University is one of opportunity, diversity and academic excellence. Receive a world-class education, while embracing adventure in a safe and academically challenging location. CBU is home to 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. CBU fosters an inclusive and diverse learning environment, where you will experience the best of Canada while making friends with people from around the globe.
Type: Public, University
Total Students: 3500+
Int. Students: 1000+