St. Thomas University is an exclusively undergraduate liberal arts institution with an innovative curriculum that emphasizes strong teaching and cross-disciplinary learning. The well-regarded journalism school hosts guest speakers through the Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism. The university teaches a diverse student population; students come from 42 countries.
STU has the rare advantage of being a small university where it’s easy to recognize fellow students and professors. It also offers access to social and academic amenities, including the library and student centre, at the nearby—and much larger—University of New Brunswick. The cozy campus offers inspiring study spots, such as the Great Hall or the study hall in Margaret Norrie McCain Hall, complete with leather chairs and copper-domed lamps.
“Our talented and hardworking students are provided with many opportunities to do their best and show that they are among the world’s best. For more than 100 years, St. Thomas has educated leaders in almost every field and endeavour,” says president Dawn Russell. Perhaps that’s why so many graduates go on to great things; they’ve made a strong showing as Rhodes Scholars in recent years. Classes and extracurricular opportunities focus on developing students’ sense of their social responsibilities, and experiential learning opportunities help expose students to social issues that they learn about in class, and give students a chance to put that learning to the test. School spirit is strong and often on display as students cheer on their Tommies sports teams.
• Law, Politics and Society: This flexible interdisciplinary program explores the relationship between law, political life and Canadian society. It examines the nature of law and its influence on Canadians.
• Human Rights: This program introduces students to the philosophical, political and legal foundation of human rights. Students in the moot court class travel to competitions and argue Supreme Court cases in front of judges.
• Communications and Public Policy: Topics include making policy in the information age, ethics and social responsibility, and public policy and media. Internships are offered in the public and private sectors.
• Wrongful Conviction!: Students examine factors that contribute to wrongful convictions, along with outcomes and remedies.
• Activism and Social Justice: Students prepare for advocacy work within NGOs, non-profits and global social movements.
Tuition (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Undergraduates: Full-time: 1,955 · Part-time: 78
International Students: First-year: 10%
Male-Female Ratio: 25 to 75
Residence offerings reduced because of COVID-19
Residence Spaces: 472 (611 last year with approx. 500 reserved for first-year students)
Residence Costs: Single room with meals: $11,851 to $12,257 · Apartment-style: $4,569