University of New Brunswick - Fredericton



The University of New Brunswick (UNB) has been an established tradition in Canada for more than 225 years. Through these two centuries of educational leadership, UNB has continued to offer what students are looking for - a wide range of degree programs and courses; excellent facilities and research programs recognized around the world; a conscientious, dedicated faculty and staff; and effective student support.

UNB offers a university environment with a window on two dynamic cities - Fredericton and Saint John. The UNB Fredericton campus overlooks New Brunswick's historic capital city and the majestic St. John River. UNB Fredericton is home to nearly 8,000 students yet has a small town feeling of community and friendship. The UNB Saint John campus is a dynamic part of New Brunswick's gateway to the Atlantic. UNB Saint John offers a small campus environment (3,000 students) with a big campus attitude. Students have the advantage of studying at either or both campuses. Each campus has its own characteristics that combine to make one great university. At UNB, a university education goes well beyond the classroom and as such the academic blends with the surrounding social, recreational and cultural environments. In 1997 and 1998 UNB was ranked, by Maclean's Magazine, among the top five Canadian comprehensive universities for "Highest Quality," "Most Innovative," "Best Overall" and "Leaders of Tomorrow". At UNB student success and achievement come first. And we can prove it!

Areas of Expertise

UNB offers nationally recognized degree programs in Arts, Business, Computer Science, Education, Environment & Natural Resources, Kinesiology, Nursing, Science and Law.

On Campus Housing

You can choose from 13 different residences on the Fredericton campus- including co-ed, all-male, and all-female. Each house has different traditions and events throughout the year, many of which support charity. Residences are located on campus, just a minute's walk from your classes.

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Off Campus Housing

Students living off campus can join "Townhouse" which is a virtual residence that connects you with other students living off campus and to the community.

Incoming Students

The award winning UNB orientation program provides students with an intense introduction to the university, their faculty and program. First-year students participate in peer-mentor and faculty advising programs. Full residence orientation and peer support programs are offered within each residence. Special workshops in study habits, using the library, examination skills as well as a math and writing centre are available throughout the year.


Campus recreation and the UNB Athletics program provide students with a wide variety of recreation and varsity athletics. Campus Recreation on both campuses offer a number of fitness and intramural sports programs using campus recreation facilities as well as programs offered by facilities in the city. At UNB Saint John, the Seawolves compete in badminton, basketball, volleyball and soccer in the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association. Men and women's hockey teams compete at the local level. Club programs are available in sports such as rugby and fencing. In Fredericton, the UNB Varsity Reds Athletic men and women's teams compete regionally and nationally and are well know for their winning records. The women's Varsity Reds Field Hockey Team completed the 1998-1999 season with another AUAA top spot (ten years in a row). The men's Varsity Reds Hockey Team was the Canadian National Championships in the 1997-1998 season.


Getting involved at UNB is one of the best ways to make the campus feel like home. Clubs and organizations on both campuses span almost every possible interest from amateur radio to scuba diving. Faculties and departments sponsor student societies that play a key role in the life of the faculty and the students. Of particular interest are the many international student associations sponsored by the International Student Advisor's Office on each campus.

Information Technology

All UNB students are provided access to the campus computer network. Local services include e-mail, electronic networking with professors, course registration, timetables, grades and fee statements. Reaching beyond campus, students have access to the Internet. Students can bring their own computers to connect to the residence Resnet system or access student computer services throughout campus. There are over than 750 computer terminals and 45 networked labs used extensively in courses and many courses are available over the Internet.


Numerous cultural events are held on the UNB campuses throughout the year. The arts are an important part of Fredericton and Saint John, which include the dramatic and musical arts with a distinctive Atlantic Canada flavour.

Special Services

UNB strives to assist students with special needs while pursuing their studies. Services are designed to meet individual needs and ongoing improvements to facilities. Key services include campus health services, academic and personal counselling, services for students with disabilities, and international student advisors.

Affiliated Institutions

CADMI Microelectronics Inc.
Centre for Coastal Studies and Aquaculture
Centre for International Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Centre for Nuclear Energy Research, Inc.
Centre for Research and Development Services
Conflict Studies Centre
Construction Technology Centre Atlantic Inc.
Electronic Commerce Centre
Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre
INCUTECH Brunswick Inc.
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Limerick Pulp and Paper Research and
Education Centre
Management Development and Information Centre
Manufacturing Technology Centre
Micmac-Maliseet Institute
Wood Science and Technology Centre

International Involvement

Exchange programs are available with universities in Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Great Britain, France, and the United States of America.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are sponsored by SPARC (Student Pride & Alumni Relations Committee) on both UNB campuses and are available seven days a week throughout the year by appointment. It is recommended that the SPARC office be notified in advance of a planned trip to either campus to allow staff to develop a customized tour.


The student/faculty ratio is 1:15.

Modified on November 24, 2023