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St. Thomas University

  • Public University, Estd 1910
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
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University Highlights

  • More than 30 programs offered in humanities and social sciences
  • The average class size is 26
  • 99% of the full-time faculty have a PhD or the highest degrees in their fields
  • 91% of first-year students have excellent or good experiences
  • Provides $1.8 million in student financial aid every year
  • Over 40 different kinds of scholarships and bursaries
  • 1,800 students
  • International students from 30 countries
  • An acceptance rate of 49%
  • Three residence halls and multiple buildings for housing

University at a Glance

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Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, St. Thomas University is a public Catholic university. Dating back to 1910, this institute is a primarily undergraduate university dedicated to liberal arts education. The university started its journey as St. Thomas College, named after its founder, Reverend Thomas F. Barry, Bishop of Chatham. In 1934, the institute earned university status. The university took on its present name in 1960, though many people address it as St. Thomas or STU. Its sole focus on liberal arts and commitment to social justice set it apart from other universities in Canada. The university also has affiliations with numerous national, international, and athletic associations.

St. Thomas started with fewer than 500 students and 22 faculty. Today, it provides education to over 1,800 students including international ones from 30 countries across the globe. It also has 121 full-time faculty members, 99% of whom hold the highest degrees in their fields. With over 30 programs in arts, humanities, and social sciences, the university’s Bachelor of Arts degree is the centre of this learning community. Aside from Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas University also offers Applied Arts, Bachelor and Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Education, and Mi'kmaq Maliseet programs. Certificate programs are also available.

Since STU’s relocation to its present campus in 1964, the university now has 12 buildings in comparison to the three buildings it began with. Students can reside on-campus and be closer to the services and facilities the university provides. They can also avail of accessibility, mental health, health and safety, and IT services. Experiential learning and student success are also made priorities with the following facilities available on the premises:

  • The Writing Centre
  • Peer tutoring
  • Career development
  • Student success coach
  • Students' union
  • Clubs and societies
  • Volunteer opportunities

In addition, the university invests around 1.8 million CAD in student financial aid annually with over 40 scholarships and bursaries. Students can also avail themselves of international and Indigenous student services. The university’s athletics and recreational facilities have given rise to 313 CCAA national scholars, 380 academic All-Canadians, 37 ACAA titles, and two AUS titles.

St. Thomas University is proud of its many notable alumni who are now pioneers in their fields. This university’s official Connections Magazine features famous alumni and their stories. Some of the noteworthy names that have come out of the doors of this university are Guy Arseneault, Lewis C. Ayles, Harry Forestell, Sheree Fitch, and Lyman Ward.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements

English proficiency test results
A letter with their educational background, work experience, and academic plans
Academic transcripts (GED or high school)
Original or certified transcripts of academic school records, diplomas, and certificates


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On campus accommodation :

The university provides on-campus accommodation to its students in three residence halls and multiple buildings.

  • Harrington Hall:
    • Mostly double rooms as well as a few single rooms
    • Shared washrooms
    • Gender-specific hallway wings
    • Commons spaces: Study rooms and social lounges
    • Accessibility-friendly washroom, bathroom, and ground level
  • Vanier Hall:
    • Mostly double rooms as well as a few single rooms
    • Shared washrooms
    • Mixed-gender hallway wings
    • Shared multi-stall and private-stall washrooms
    • A common lounge
  • Holy Cross House:
    • All-female residence
    • Shared kitchen space and bathroom
  • Windsor Street Housing:
    • Three-, four-, five-, and six-bedroom houses or bachelor apartments
  • Dining facilities are available at the George Martin Hall

Link: https://www.stu.ca/housing/


Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5G3
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