St. Francis Xavier University offers what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high quality education, focused principally on the undergraduate, in a vibrant residential setting. StFX is meeting 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 contribute to communities at home and abroad.
For nearly 160 years, StFX has helped shape the world in which we live. From the halls of StFX have come a prime minister, provincial premiers, Rhodes scholars, scientists, and religious and business leaders.
The university brings together approximately 4,200 students in arts, science, business and information systems, education and applied programs. The unique StFX brand of education offers an excellent student-to-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities for personal growth in a close-knit residential campus.
Because StFX is a small university where research is a priority, students receive individual attention and exceptional hands-on opportunities to participate in research early in their academic career. The results are impressive. For many students, this involvement begins in the summer following their first academic year, continues through other summers, and culminates in a senior project or honours thesis, as well as joint conference presentations and publications. With this background and experience, graduating students are exceptionally well prepared to begin graduate studies or professional programs.
StFX offers students and professors in all disciplines access to advanced web communication tools and an innovative computer environment linking students with professors, classmates and the world.
The StFX experience reflects a tradition of social responsibility and community service. The community development work at the heart of the Antigonish Movement has been carried out locally by StFX’s extension department since 1928, and globally by the Coady International Institute on campus since 1959. Since then, the Coady has gained a reputation as a centre of excellence in global education.
StFX is located in the town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, nestled along the beautiful northeastern coast of Nova Scotia, near Cape Breton Island.
* Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts and humanities.
** Fees for programs in education.
Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.