St. Thomas University

About St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University (STU) is a Catholic institution in Fredericton, New Brunswick that was originally foundedas St. Thomas College in 1910.Today SSU is recognized for its quality learning environment, beautiful campus, commitment to social justice and exclusively liberal arts education.

Authors Raymond Fraser and Sheree Fitch graduated from STU as did former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney. Journalism, Human Rights, Criminology and Communications and Public Policy are a few of the more notable degree programs offered at STU.

Although it has grown significantly, STU still holds its small university charm where students can expect smaller class sizes (average size is 31 students) and a more personalized learning experience.

Campus Life at St. Thomas University

Whether your interests lie in art, politics, academics or athletics, there is no shortage of extracurricular activities to participate in at St. Thomas University.

Along with a variety of recreational and competitive programs, STU offers a calendar packed with entertainment that includes plays, lectures, concerts and festivals all hosted on campus.  

STU offers numerous clubs for students participate in. Some examples include:

  • Students for Sustainability
  • Catholic Students’ Association
  • The Aquinianstudent newspaper
  • Student Athlete Council
  • Theatre St. Thomas
  • Wrestling & Skiing
  • Young New Democrats
  • Numerous academic societies

STU is home to a state of the art fitness centre that includes squash and racquetball courts, fitness and court areas and fully equipped shower and dressing room facilities.

For the more competitive type, STU offers a competitive athletic department that competes in both the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) league and the Atlantic University Sport league (AUS). STU offers numerous sport teams to choose from including Rugby, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field.

St. Thomas University also offers on- and off-campus residences with housing for close to 900 students. Residence living is a great worry-free option that is safe, healthy and accommodating.

Each STU residency sports common rooms, laundry facilities and Residence Teams who are on-site to help you meet your needs.

Why Study at St. Thomas University

Thanks to its partnership and shared campus with the University of New Brunswick (UNB), STU offers the advantages and perks of a small community with access to the extra amenities of a larger institution.

On STU grounds, students also have an impressive support group. Academic support is bar none. Students can meet with academic advisors for assistance planning your program, selecting your courses or simply adjusting to university life. In addition, students can visit the writing centre where a graduate student can help edit and prepare work as well as improve student writing skills.

International Students can thrive at STU too. An English as a Second Language program is available for those whose English proficiency isn’t quite high enough to pursue university studies. STU’s ESL program provides international students with the chance to begin university studies for credit while improving their English language skills.

St. Thomas University also offers an impressive scholarship and bursary budget which international students are eligible to participate in.

School Address

51 Dineen Drive,
Fredericton,New Brunswick
E3B 5G3

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    Fredericton, New Brunswick

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