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.
The campus in Fredericton sits on a steep hill overlooking the Saint John River, while the Saint John campus has a view of the Kennebecasis River. Both campuses have a small-school feel, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 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, including a motion-capture system. With six entrepreneurial centres, there’s a focus on experiential learning, entrepreneurial thinking and mentorship.
“Part of our focus on a transformative student experience is teaching students how to create opportunities for themselves and others,” says Eddy Campbell, who is wrapping up 10 years as president. “Students across all disciplines learn how to empower themselves through entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.”
• Computer Science: With a specialized stream in cybersecurity, students get to work on innovative solutions with industry partners at national research centres, including the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity.
• Marine Biology: Offers a specialized marine semester—12 weeks of hands-on learning and research that exposes students to an array of marine organisms, including whales, seals, seabirds, fish and invertebrates.
• Forestry and Environmental Management: Prepares students for careers in the natural resources sector; features indoor/outdoor labs and real-world projects.
• Horror Narratives Across Media & Cultures: Students explore Gothic, horror and supernatural texts from a variety of media.
• Bioethics, Emotional Intelligence and the Nature of Spirituality: This wide-ranging course considers ethics, human nature, decision-making and the need for interdisciplinary action in formulating policy and laws.
Minimum Entering Grades
Arts: 65% · Science: 75% · Commerce: 75% · Engineering: 75%
Undergraduates: Full-time: 7,626 · Part-time: 851
Graduates: Full-time: 976 · Part-time: 658
International Students: First-year: 6.7% ·
Male-Female Ratio: 49 to 51
1,752 (first come, first served)
Double room with meals: $7,054 to $9,750 · Single room with meals: $7,592 to $12,430 · Apartment-style: $5,600 to $7,811