COLLEGE OF NEW BRUNSWICK (FREDERICTION)
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Total Students: 4,576
Percentage of International Students: 16%
University of New Brunswick (UNB), established in 1785, at Fredericton, New Brunswick, is the oldest English language university of Canada. The second UNB campus was established in 1964 at Saint John, New Brunswick. The University has a good reputation for STEM education and for fostering start-up companies.
Runs an exchange program with collaborations in 35 countries.
Partner of the Canadian Space Agency on the Project CubeSat.
Associated with NASA on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Global leader in powered prosthetics research.
UNB has established the world’s first dermoskeletics research centre.
Research partner with Google for Google Maps technology development
The UNB has two campuses: Fredericton and Saint John. The UNB also has two smaller, remote health sciences campuses in Moncton and Bathurst, New Brunswick. Two international offices are present in the Carribean and in Beijing, China
Both Fredericton and Saint John campuses have academic and administrative facilities. Both campuses have health services, student services, residences and dining and shopping amenities.
The Fredericton campus is home to the Institute for Information Technology, Muriel McQueen Ferguson Centre and the Richard J. Currie Centre. Saint John campus has the Canadian Rivers Institute and Engineering Machine Shop and Lab. Both campuses are very well-connected to the nearby towns.
2014 Startup Canada Awards – Post-Secondary Institution of the Year for being the most entrepreneurial university of Canada
Center for Worlds University Rankings places UNB 30th in Canada and 895th in the world (top 3.3%).
Business Canada Review Rankings: UNB MBA Program ranked among the top ten in Canada and #1 business school in Atlantic Canada.
Application to be made on UNB website after confirmation of acceptance into a program.
Non-refundable residence application fee: $500 (CDN)
All students who apply before May 15 are allotted a room.
Students can register themselves for accommodation after receiving the acceptance letter.
Off campus housing is also available for students in both Fredericton and Saint John as both towns are close to the UNB campuses.
Fredericton residential options
Students can apply for accommodation in 14 university residence houses
Options include co-ed, all male and all female residences.
First-year students get double rooms.
Suites and apartments with kitchens are available on campus for students above 21 years of age and for married students.
Typical hostel features – Cafeteria, 10.5*8ft single, furnished room, TV lounge, study lounge, vending machine, computer lab, pool and ping-pong table, exercise lounge and internet & telephone cables.
Saint John Residential Options
Accommodation in two co-ed residences
Dr. Colin B. MacKay Residence – Two bedroom furnished suites
Sir James Dunn Residence – Single and Double traditional rooms.
Typical hostel features – Security with staff and student access cards, study and TV lounges, free WiFi, TV and phone services, free laundry, mailboxes and vending machines.
50% of high-school students admitted to the UNB receive some scholarship.
Graduate students have access to over 160 graduate awards.
Current and future students can apply to both internal and external awards.
Students can apply for scholarships via the School of Graduate Studies.
Depending upon past academic records, students can be considered without application for certain scholarships too.
The UNB has a very active and well-mannered alumni network. The university believes in making judicious use of social media.
UNB Associated Alumni represents over 85000 ex-students of the university.
Some of the notable alumni are:
D. Craig Aitchison – Canadian military general
Alfred Bailey – educator, poet, anthropologist, ethnohistorian
Sandra Barr – president of the Geological Association of Canada
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