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St. Thomas University

Fredericton, Canada

Public -1961


Male : Female

Social Studies and Media, Criminology, Journalism, Human Rights, and Communications and Public Policy.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The University of St. Thomas was founded in 1910. The Most Reverend Thomas F. Barry, Bishop of Chatham, persuaded the Basilian Fathers of Toronto,  to take control of an institution in Chatham, New Brunswick, that provided secondary and junior college education for boys at the time. St. Thomas College was the name of the college. St. Thomas College maintained its original status as a High School and Junior College from 1910 to 1934. After receiving a University Charter on March 9, 1934, it became a degree-granting institution. The New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour has formally recognized the university. Universities Canada (UACC), Canadian University Press (CUP), and the International Council of Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas(ICUSTA) are among its academic partners.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, is a small, primarily undergraduate university dedicated to liberal arts education. Six academic buildings on campus house classrooms and faculty offices. The four buildings are James Dunn Hall, Edmund Casey Hall, George Martin Hall, Brian Mulroney Hall, Holy Cross House, and Margaret Norrie McCain Hall. The university maintains a campus police force. Campus police officers are students hired on an annual basis by the institution to provide security during events on campus. A number of distinctive programmes are available at the university, including recognised majors in criminology, journalism, human rights, and communications and public policy. 

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The liberal arts, according to the institution, are the best preparation for a career as a leader, professional, or global citizen. The university’s graduates are a testament to its success. First-year students describe their experience as excellent or good in 91% of cases. One reason is that the emphasis on teaching, academic challenge, and the development of new thinking skills is among the best in the country. Every year, the university allocates $1.8 million to student financial help. There are more than 40 different types of scholarships and bursaries available to help with tuition payments. The students participate in national conferences, study abroad, publish their findings, and collaborate with teachers on professional research. They take on leadership roles in the Students' Union and Residence Life, work part-time jobs on campus, and intern and volunteer throughout the city. The university has a prestigious network of over 12,000 alumni spread all across the globe. Some of the notable names include: Carolyn Layden-Stevenson, Judge, Dawn Russell, President of St. Thomas University and Greg Byrne, Lawyer.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

St. Thomas University has a 47 percent male and 53 percent female gender ratio. Students from all walks of life are welcome at the university. Because of the small, close-knit, and supportive community at St. Thomas University, international students thrive. International students make up 11% of our student body this year and come from 41 different countries. The Career Development Centre of the university helps students and alumni launch and explore careers in a way that makes sense for them. 

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