St. Francis Xavier University

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St. Francis Xavier University offers what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: the highest quality education, focused principally on the undergraduate, in a vibrant residential setting. Recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada, StFX is exceeding the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad. 

Our award-winning faculty lead majors and honours programs in 40 department in the faculties of Sciences, Business, Arts, and Education, Our programs are diverse — from aquatic resources to international development to jazz — and provide students with a firm grounding in the fundamentals, while addressing the important issues of today. Our full-time professors teach courses that ignite discovery and spark critical thinking, heling students gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to our society.

It all starts here with Canada’s Premier Undergraduate Experience:

  • Ranked #1 in academic reputation (Maclean’s, November 2011)
  • Student Satisfaction – 91% is among the highest in Canada (Maclean’s, November 2011)
  • Approx. 90% full-time faculty, which means students are taught by full-time faculty from day one until graduation (no teaching assistants)
  • Received highest ratings in Canada in Globe and Mail’s annual University Report Card in key categories such as most satisfied students, quality of education, class sizes, campus atmosphere and career preparation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)
  • Ranked #1 in Canada no fewer than 5 times by Maclean’s
  • Home to Canada’s strongest alumni network
  • Highest Student Engagement in Canada (set national record in 2009 for student voter turnout – 60.4%)
  • Home to seven Canada Research Chairs
  • Approximately $200 million in infrastructure investment since 1996
Because StFX’s overall student population and individual class sizes are kept modest, students have unparalleled opportunities for learning, interaction with faculty, hands-on research experience, exchange programs, and, integral to the StFX mission, community service. That mixture—acting small but thinking big—is one of the key reasons StFX produces Rhodes Scholars, world-renowned scientists, Supreme Court justices, religious leaders, business pioneers, internationally acclaimed artists, and a Canadian Prime Minister. 
Discover StFX for yourself. Come to University as it was meant to be.