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University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick is committed to providing a positive learning and working environment, one in which all members of the community are respectful and respected as individuals. We strive to foster a welcoming and supportive community, where every person feels empowered to contribute.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (6)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

UNB began with a petition presented to Governor Thomas Carleton on Dec. 13, 1785. Headed by William Paine, the seven memorialists asked Carleton to grant a charter of incorporation for an "academy or school of liberal arts and sciences," which they maintained would result in many "public advantages and conveniences.".

Education

We will provide an exceptional and transformative education for our students, by encouraging initiative and innovation, unlocking their creative potential. Our graduates will be prepared to make a significant difference - creating opportunities for themselves and for others.

Research

Researchers are active in a diverse array of subjects ranging from social and government policy to the development of innovative technologies in many scientific fields. UNB researchers are helping develop the next generation of alternative energy technologies, helping lay the groundwork for smarter, safer computing, aiding in the protection of the environment and assisting in furthering humanity's understanding of outer space.

Career

Career Connections will help you figure out who you are – your strengths and interests – as you find which field of study and careers are right for you. Career Connections also helps connect you to the experts, workshops, and information you need to succeed in your studies and future work.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
938 -33
2019
905
2018
905
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
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2018
901
2017
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

Here are just some of the support services you can take advantage of:

  • Math Help Centre
  • Writing & Study Skills Centre
  • Financial Aid
  • Career and personal counseling
  • Career Development and Employment Centre
  • Saferide
  • Safewalk
  • Student Accessibility Centre
  • Tutor Inventory
  • Exam De-Stress Dog Program

Housing services

First-year students do better socially and academically when they stay in residence. Living in residence gives you the freedom of living on your own while providing the support you need to transition successfuly to university life.

You can choose from 13 different residences on the Fredericton campus- including co-ed, all-male, and all-female.

You can choose from 2 different co-ed residences on the Saint John campus: the Dr. Colin B MacKay Residence and Sir James Dunn Residence.

Library services

The Harriet Irving Library (HIL) is the main library on UNB’s Fredericton campus and is located directly across from the Student Union Building (SUB). The HIL team is dedicated to supporting the study, teaching and research needs of students, faculty and staff at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University and also act as a resource for the wider community.

Medical services

The UNB Student Health Centre is committed to providing quality primary health care.  Open year round to full-time UNB and STU students.  We assess and manage a wide variety of medical problems.  We know the importance of wellness to a student's academic success and our goal is to help you keep interuptions to your studies to a minimum.

Student Life

Campus life

When you choose UNB, you'll be living in a beautiful, historic city with young, active populations and lots to do. Whether you choose to live in Fredericton, New Brunswick's capital city, or Saint John, New Brunswick's largest city, you'll be surrounded by a supportive and welcoming community ready to make you feel at home. Fredericton and Saint John have vibrant art and music scenes, fabulous farmers markets, and endless places to explore outdoors. We're surrounded by picturesque rivers, ocean, parks and trails.

Sports facilities

The University of New Brunswick offers a mix of varsity and club sports as well as many recreational activities on both campuses. At UNB, there's something for everyone:

  • Baseball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Cricket 
  • Cross Country 
  • Curling 
  • Dance 
  • Fencing 
  • Field Hockey 
  • Football 
  • Judo 
  • Lacrosse 
  • Masters Swimming 
  • Ringette 
  • Rock and Ice Climbing 
  • Rowing 
  • Rugby (Men's) 
  • Rugby (Women's) 
  • Sailing 
  • Scuba 
  • Swimming 
  • Tennis 
  • Wrestling 
We strive to improve the quality of life for students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the general public with access to our world-class facilities, fitness classes and outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and kayaking. 

Student clubs

Get involved at the University of New Brunswick's Fredericton campus. From dancing and debating to rock climbing and scuba diving, there's an activity for everyone. Learn new skills and meet new people, in some cases, clubs can make you realize what direction you want to take in life.

If you're looking for your university experience to be more than just textbooks and classes, join a club on campus. The University of New Brunswick Saint John hosts over 50 clubs and societies- there’s something for everyone.

  • Film Society
  • Multicultural Association
  • Chess Club
  • Women in Business Society
  • Math Society
  • True Colors
  • African Caribbean Society
  • Creating Conversations

Student Reviews

Foundation
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The program had little courses in my area of interest. I chose the program with the idea of continuing my studies with a law degree. The University has great researchers and teachers in the area of law, social control, and law and economic, but there were too few courses given on those subjects. I wish there would have been more availability.

Master Peace
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Since school, I have believed in hard work that little bit of extra effort which has helped me realize my goals at every stage. I have always sought to try and stand a head in every facet of my life. I am grateful to God, parents, relatives and friends for they have been influential in molding my personality Education if chosen which I do is an unending process....

Adventure of a Lifetime
Eric Root rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in the Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering Department at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been life changing. Never did I expect the simple act of applying to school to lead me to taking a daily helicopter ride to work, living the city of Hong Kong, or positioning underwater ROVs in the Gulf of Mexico. Through my time at UNB I had the chance to be involved...

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