University of New Brunswick


Initially modeled on the Anglican ideals of older, European institutions, the University of New Brunswick was founded in 1785 as the Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is the oldest English language university in Canada and one of four schools that claim the title of oldest public university in North America.

The university offers over 75 degrees in fourteen faculties at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a total student enrollment of approximately 11,400 between two principal campuses. In 2013, Maclean's magazine ranked UNB 4th nationally in its evaluation of the top fifteen comprehensive universities in Canada, and UNB's law school was ranked 2nd across Canada.

Subject Strengths: Law, Biomedical Engineering, English

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Our campuses

A first-class teaching and research institution, the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton (UNBF) is a home away from home for more than 8,000 students annually. Now in its third century, the campus has 11 academic faculties. The university’s cultural fare includes an art centre, galleries, concerts, films, and resident musicians and writers.

Those who wander outside the campus gates will experience the capital city of New Brunswick. Filled with parks and green spaces, Fredericton is known as the City of Stately Elms. It offers a variety of outdoor sporting activities, both on and off the river, and an inviting downtown core. Professional theatre, street-side cafés, and a farmer’s market all contribute to the city’s
charm. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

The UNB Saint John campus (UNBSJ) is located in Tucker Park in the Millidgeville neighbourhood, several kilometres north of the city's central business district, and offers spectacular views of the Kennebecasis River and Grand Bay. New Brunswick's largest health care facility, Saint John Regional Hospital, is located adjacent to the UNBSJ campus. With 3,000 students, UNB Saint John provides a learning experience tailored to your interests.

Notable differences from its parent campus in Fredericton lay in the campus culture. While UNB Fredericton has a substantial amount of students living in its on-campus residences, this is not the case for UNBSJ. The majority of students do not live within walking distance of the campus due to its remote location, so unlike Fredericton, Saint John is predominantly a "commuter campus". See below for a list of amenities near our campus.

Agriculture & Forestry
QS, Agriculture & Forestry
ARWU, Earth Sciences
Environmental Science
ARWU, Environmental Science & Engineering
Chemical Engineering
USNWR, Engineering
Civil Engineering
USNWR, Engineering
Electrical Engineering
USNWR, Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
USNWR, Engineering
ARWU, Psychology
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Notable Alumni

Anne Murray Singer
Morna Anne Murray is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian singer in pop, country, and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012. She studied Physical Education at University of New Brunswick in Fredericton and graduated in 1966.
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