St. Thomas University: Narrative Description

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51 Dineen Dr.
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5G3
Tel: (506)452-0640
Admissions: (506)452-0532
Fax: (506)450-9615
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's and first professional degrees. Founded 1910. Setting: 16-acre small town campus. Endowment: $21.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $311,166. Educational spending 2003-04: $2992 per student. Total enrollment: 3,238. Faculty: 179 (105 full-time, 74 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. 1,648 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 2,810 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 342 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 11 provinces and territories, 38 other countries, 27% from out-of province, 10% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; social sciences and history; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Miramichi At-Home Programme, a consortium of St. Thomas, Mount Allison University, and the University of New Brunswick. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/31. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $9930 includes full-time tuition ($3915), mandatory fees ($185), and college room and board ($5830). College room only: $2915. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $444 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. International student tuition: $7830 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Theatre St. Thomas, St. Thomas Student Union, Political Science Society, Economics Society, Student Help Centre. Major annual events: Fall Orientation Week, Dean's List Dinner, Music in the Box. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 857 college housing spaces available; 796 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Harriet Irving Library plus 2 others with 1.2 million books, 3.2 million microform titles, 13,535 serials, 4,375 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $855,600. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

New Brunswick's capital city has a population of about 45,000. The university's hillside campus overlooks the downtown and the Saint John River Valley. Fredericton is home to the historic Legislative Assembly, a thriving artistic community, a professional theater troupe, one of Atlantic Canada's more impressive art galleries, tree-lined city streets and scores of elegant Victorian mansions. The city's per capita income is among the highest in the country.

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