University of New Brunswick - Overview & Background

The University of New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, Canada. It has two campuses - the Fredericton campus and the Saint John campus. The Fredericton campus was founded in 1785, while the Saint John campus was founded in 1964. The university contributes to about 70% of all publicly funded research in the province of New Brunswick. It has a wide range of research facilities, particularly 20 research institutes and centres and about 65 major research laboratories.

It has faculties of :

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Leadership studies
  • Nursing and Science

The university has the UNB Saint John campus which is situated in Tucker Park in the Millidgeville neighbourhood. 

Former Names

    Academy of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1785–1800)
College of New Brunswick (1800–1828)
King's College (1828–1859)




 William Paine

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

 Dare to be Wise

University City

Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



$301.9 million

Campus Size

364 acres

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

University of New Brunswick, Canada

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Some of the university’s notable research institutes include:

  • Atlantic Institute for Policy Research (AIPR)
  • Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC)
  • Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI)
  • Centre for Nuclear Energy Research (CNER)
  • Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME)
  • NB Institute for Research, Data and Training (NB-IRDT)
  • Urban and Community Studies Institute (UCSI)

The Fredericton campus has a total of 3 libraries, namely:

  • Harriet Irving Library
  • Science & Forestry Library
  • Engineering & Computer Science Library

The library houses all forms of resources such as print volumes, microforms, government documents (NB, Canada, and international) and maps, periodicals, DVDs, rare books, manuscripts, the University Archives, and a number of special collections. It also has access to electronic resources such as journals, databases (indexes & abstracts), electronic books, local and national newspapers, and a variety of reference materials. 

Residing Options

The university has a wide array of on-campus residence options, 13 to be exact.

These are :

  • Aitken House
  • Bridges House
  • Harrison House
  • Joy W. Kidd House
  • Lady Beaverbrook Residence (LBR)
  • Lady Dunn Hall
  • MacKenzie House
  • McLeod House
  • Neill House
  • Neville/Jones House
  • Tibbits Hall in the traditional style residence

while Elizabeth Parr-Johnston Residence and Magee House Apartments in-suite and apartment-style residence. The accommodation rates for those staying in the traditionally styled residence range between $5,393 and $8,212 depending upon the preference of the room.

The rates for those staying in the Elizabeth Parr Johnston Residence range between $6,183 and $8,548 depending upon the kind of room, while the security deposit rates for Elizabeth Parr Johnston Residence are in between $872 and $1, 185, while the rent for the months May to August range between $731 and $978 and for September - April, between $943 and $1288. 

Financial Aid

The University has a total of 160 graduate-level scholarships. Some of the key scholarships are as follows: Bob and Joan Scott Scholarship for Biomedical Engineering the value for which is variable

  • Dr. Wu Yee-sun and Mrs. Wu Ho Man-yuen Memorial Graduate Bursary the value for which is variable and is open only to international students in need of financial aid
  • School of Graduate Studies Travel Award which is valued at $2,000
  • Kay and Jim Dineen Memorial Scholarship valued at $8,000 for Chemical Engineering students
  • Voqua/ADI Industrial Wastewater Treatment Scholarship valued at up to $14,250
  • Albert M. Stevens Scholarship valued at $2,500
  • Bremner Scholarship in Concrete Materials valued at  $1,000 for Civil Engineering. 

Jobs and Placements

The university has a wide range of career services to aid students such as personal career advisors, workshops, job Bank and events such as career fairs, UNB Volunteer Fair. 
(No proper or legitimate information is available on top-recruiters, employment rates apart from career services. ) 

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from  University of New Brunswick , Fredericton include:

  • Major-General David Craig Aitchison, Canadian military officer, who most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations with US Army Alaska
  • Walter John "Jack" Hawkins, Author and former politician in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Hants East in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly 
  • Harry Marshall Groom BCL, Canadian lawyer and politician in the Province of New Brunswick
  • Dominick Stuart "Toby" Graham, British Army officer, cross-country Olympic skier and university professor
  • Ward Chipman Hazen Grimmer, lawyer and political figure in New Brunswick, Canada
  • Gary Agnew, Canadian ice hockey coach currently serving as an associate coach with the Abbotsford Canucks
  • Penelope Dawn (Penny) Park, Canadian journalist and science writer.
  • Keith John Ashfield, Canadian politician. He served as the member of Parliament (MP) for the electoral district of Fredericton 

University of New Brunswick Location

The Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick is situated on a hill overlooking the Saint John River, Fredericton, Canada. Those travelling by flight can access the Fredericton airport which is only 20 Km from the university. Students can make use of the taxi and bus services to get around the university

the complete information about the routes and charges are given on the official website of the university. Also, the website has the complete guide to on-campus and off-campus dining options which students can check out. 

University of New Brunswick Map Location

Address: 100 Tucker Park Rd, Saint John, NB E2K 5E2, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions about University of New Brunswick

Is University of New Brunswick a good University?

According to student ratings on Studyportals, the greatest place to see how students rate their study and living experiences at institutions from across the world, the University of New Brunswick is placed 601 in Times Higher Education's World University Rankings and has an overall score of 4.5 stars.

Is New Brunswick good for international students?

New Brunswick offers a unique way of life, stunning natural surroundings, warm people, a secure environment, and respect for the abilities and experiences of immigrants. New Brunswick is quickly emerging as a top choice for international students thanks to its moderate cost of living, free public health care, and convenient access to eastern Canada's urban centers.

Is it hard to get into University of New Brunswick?

The admission rate at the University of New Brunswick is 66%, which implies that 66 out of every 100 applicants are accepted. It has a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and 40.9% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.

Is PR easy in New Brunswick?

A NB nomination raises your Express Entry score, which makes it easier for you to obtain a Canada Permanent Resident Visa from the federal government since you must be chosen in an Express Entry draw in order to be invited to apply.

What should I know before moving to New Brunswick?

There is usually anxiety and worry associated with moving to a new province. Before relocating to New Brunswick, a few issues need to be clarified: Where will you get the food and medical care? How do you obtain a driving license? How will you locate a residence? How does New Brunswick's public transit system operate? And many more…..

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