University of New Brunswick Fredericton: Narrative Description

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PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
Tel: (506)453-4666
Admissions: (506)453-4865
Fax: (506)453-5016
E-mail: [email protected]
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Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1785. Setting: 7,100-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 9,521. Faculty: 645 (500 full-time, 145 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,858 applied, 76% were admitted. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 65 other countries, 20% live on campus. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Maine, Universite Laval, all forestry colleges in Canada. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview, SAT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/31. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $11,458 includes full-time tuition ($4770), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($6388). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $492 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 1,400 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Harriet Irving Library plus 3 others with 1.1 million books, 2.2 million microform titles, 4,817 serials, 65,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,100 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:

Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, has a population of 45,000. The city is located in the Saint John River Valley, about 55 miles from the city of Saint John. Major employers in Fredericton are service industries, university and government.