Why study at Cape Breton University

As a CBU student, you’ll benefit from incredible value with some of the most affordable tuition rates in Nova Scotia from a university that’s earned the highest senior year “excellent” student satisfaction ranking (Maclean’s, 2013).

CBU is excited to teach the best and brightest—that’s why they offer $1.8 million in scholarships each year, and entering students with an 85+% average are considered for entrance scholarships! they’ve also made the largest investment in student services of any university in Nova Scotia, meaning if there’s something you need, CBU can make it happen.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts Community Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health)
  • Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science
  • And More


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.


Cape Breton University offers three unique residence living options so you can choose the best arrangement for you. From the traditional single dorm room, to an apartment style set-up with roommates, we think you’re really going to love life on campus!

  • Alumni Hall
  • Cabot Residence
  • Harris Hall