University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick | Fredericton and Saint John, N.B. | Founded 1785

Professor Lauren Cruikshank works with students in the Digital Game Studies course at the University of New Brunswick’s Media Arts and Cultures program in Fredericton, N.B. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. (Photograph by Darren Calabrese)

Founded by Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, the University of New Brunswick is the oldest English-language university in the country. With campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, UNB offers more than 75 undergraduate and graduate programs. Fredericton, home to the original campus, has more programs, including arts, business administration, computer science, education, engineering, kinesiology, nursing, science and law. Saint John offers arts, business, science, engineering and a medical program. Both campuses have a small-school feel, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. A new residence slated to open at the Saint John campus in fall 2020 will be the first geothermal-heated and cooled residence for UNB.

The university places a strong focus on research. UNB’s Planetary and Space Science Centre is home to Canada’s only NASA-designated Regional Planetary Image Facility, where the public can view mission documents and cartographical information. The Human Performance Lab is an innovative motion-analysis lab with state-of-the-art equipment. There are six entrepreneurial centres, and there’s a focus on experiential learning, entrepreneurial thinking and mentorship. More than 100 start-ups have launched from the school in the past decade.

“We offer a transformative student experience, innovative programs and opportunities for experiential learning,” says president Paul Mazerolle. “Our students leave with the skills needed to solve the grand challenges of today and the entrepreneurial minds to strengthen our communities.”

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Standout Programs
Health: Students complete core courses, and then choose from one of three majors: society and health, management in health, or biomedical sciences and health.
Computer Science: Students may specialize in cybersecurity to develop technical and practical skills: topics include digital forensics, cryptography and network security.
Interdisciplinary Leadership: This three-year program, offered through UNB’s Renaissance College, is grounded in discussion-based learning and experiential education. Two summer internships—one in Canada and one abroad—are mandatory.

Cool Courses
The Physics of Spaceflight: How do spacecrafts travel to the moon or to Mars? Study the laws of planetary motion, the motion of spacecraft and orbital transfer.
Popular Music, Culture and Communication: Explore how music functions as both a cultural industry and a form of communication.

$8,148 (includes compulsory ancillary fees)
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 75% · Commerce: 75% · Engineering: 75%
Student Body
Undergraduates: Full-time: 7,452 · Part-time: 724
Graduates: Full-time: 1,032 · Part-time: 639
International Students: First-year: 7.6% ·
Graduate: 43.4%
Male-Female Ratio: 49 to 51
Housing Facts
Residence Spaces: 1,661 (first come, first served)
Residence Costs: Double room with meals: $7,588 to $10,467 · Single room with meals: $8,142 to $12,464 ·
Apartment-style: $5,768 to $8,548

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