When you choose UNB, you're choosing an experience designed to transform you into the person you hope to be. By encouraging initiative, exploration, critical thought and innovation, we'll help you discover and realize your potential.
At the University of New Brunswick, we know our students want more than a traditional university degree. They want an education that prepares them for a global future – a future that demands critical thinking, innovation and resourcefulness. We believe every future matters. This belief fuels the experience we offer our students. While we are Canada’s oldest English university – founded in 1785, we are older than the country itself – we are most excited about what lies ahead. We believe in innovation as a pathway to success. Innovation propels societies forward, improves lives, spurs discovery and advances higher knowledge. We are big enough to offer a global education and to embrace world-class research. Yet, we are small enough to offer an education that is trusted and personal, where professors know your name and your potential.
We know our students want to be innovators – they want an engaging education that positions them for success. They know the classroom is important but also believe, as we do, that there is an enriching education to be had outside the lecture hall. That’s why we offer opportunities for hands-on research and co-op work terms. That’s why our students can broaden their own worlds with our study abroad program and by learning in a very real way about entrepreneurship. We are, after all, the nation’s most-entrepreneurial university, a distinction bestowed upon us by Startup Canada. This is because, for decades now, we’ve been nurturing a culture of entrepreneurial thinking.
At UNB, we’ve helped our students launch highly successful companies. Yet for us, entrepreneurship isn’t just about business. It is about students from any discipline learning how to harness the power of ideas to create opportunity for themselves and others. It’s about mentorship, collaboration, discovery – and taking chances.
At UNB, we believe in the power of our students to create a future that matters.
Why the University of New Brunswick
Saint John is New Brunswick's largest centre and is located on the renowned Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides and one of the marine wonders of the world. Saint John is also Canada's oldest incorporated city, dating back to 1785. Today, Saint John is a vibrant industry-based city with a dynamic business community and an increasingly multicultural mix of people.
The University of New Brunswick Saint John campus is located north of the city's central "uptown" area and overlooks the majestic Kennebecasis River. In addition to campus life, many other activities are just a quick bus ride away, including shopping, concerts, sporting events, social clubs, seasonal festivals, and a wide variety of restaurants. Nature lovers can also enjoy Rockwood Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America; the Irving Nature Park, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; one of the world's largest river systems; and numerous beaches in and around the city.
On campus students have access to:
- Two modern residence facilities
- Contemporary library services situated in the impressive new Hans W. Klohn Commons
- A cafeteria
- Extensive student services
- A health clinic
- A tournament gymnasium and fitness centre
- Competitive recreational sports
- Multiple student clubs and societies
Type: Public, University
Total Students: 15000+