St. Thomas University

  • 51 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3view map
  • (506) 452-0640
  • (506) 450-9615
  • www.stu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1910
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Beautiful, well-kept campus
  2. Some facilities shared with nearby University of New Brunswick
  3. Small, friendly
  4. Liberal arts focus
  5. Emphasis on critical thinking, diversity of ideas

Courses With Kudos

Criminology, Journalism, Education, Social Work, Psychology, Gerontology, Human Rights, Great Ideas

Student Sound Offs

"The thing I like best about the education offered by my university is that they challenge us to think for ourselves and solve problems on our own."

"St. Thomas University does not only teach material, but it does so in a way that encourages its students to question the world around them and the information given to them. It does what its slogan claims: teaches students to 'think for themselves.'"

"I enjoy the total immersion in liberal arts. Though I myself have had negative experiences, there is, by and large, a very dedicated and earnest faculty here at STU."

"The classes are small, the most allowed in a class is 60 and average class size is around 30. It makes it easier to speak up in classes when they are smaller, and it's easier to get personal attention and help."

"I dislike the fact that you have to take so many required courses, because it makes your education seem more like high school, because you have to take certain subjects that are in no way related to your degree."

"The campus WiFi system could be stronger in each of the buildings. In the majority the signal can be lost or can be unattainable.""I love that everyone seems very accepting of everyone else on campus, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion."

"I like the aesthetic look of the university. It may be a small campus but the grounds are always in superb condition and decorative lights are placed about the courtyard, making the university look pleasant."

"The school spirit could definitely be improved. For people who aren't involved in sports (like me) or the student union, there isn't much school spirit."

"The Great Ideas program is excellent. It offers interdisciplinary teachings on political science, philosophy, psychology, and sociology."

"This is not a very good campus for students or faculty with physical disabilities."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: St. Thomas University
Institution size classification: Very Small   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction A- A-

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning A A
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors A- A
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members A- A-

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B- B+
Number of Courses to Choose From B B

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus A- A-
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A- A-
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A A+

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A+ A+
Average # of Students in First Year Class 39 55
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 28% 29%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 72% 63%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 8%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 40% 56%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 60% 41%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 2%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection B B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A- A-
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B+ A-
Labs and Research Equipment B+ B+

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls B+ B+
Student Residences B B
General Attractiveness of Buildings A+ A-
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B+ B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals A- A-
Study Spaces in the Library A- A-
Library Hours of Operation A A-

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers B B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities C B
Career and Employment Services B B+

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located B+ B+
Quality of Public Transportation C+ C
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B B+
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B+ B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B- B-

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services B B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 60% 70%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B+ A-
Academic Counselling and Advising Services B B+
Campus Bookstore C+ B
Services for International Students C+ B+