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    ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY - [StFX], ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA

    Antigonish, Nova ScotiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1853established year
    4255enrollment
    7.4/10

    St. Francis Xavier University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Bhavya Rawal

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    St. Francis Xavier University is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. The University was founded back in 1853, it is one of the most prestigious and oldest universities located in Canada. It is a public university providing liberal arts programs to undergraduates. The university campus has a rural type setting. The university has a total of 1,170 students employed and the average number of students per class is 34.

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Year of Establishment 1853
    Campus Setting Rural
    Total Students 3,895

    Rankings

    • StFX ranks No.1 as per Maclean’s in universities in Canada.
    • In the list of Helping students think critically StFX ranks #1 as per Maclean’s report.
    • It is the 3rd most recognizable ring in the world.

    St. Francis Xavier University Campus

    StFX has the most beautiful campus.

    • The campus has various recreation activities such as a six-lane swimming pool, Gym and dance studio.
    • There are various athletics and recreation centres, health and awareness, more than 100 art and culture societies for students to be part of.
    • There are 5 dining options for students to have healthy food meals.

    Residence Facilities at St. Francis Xavier University

    The university has an on campus residence facility for its students.

    • The residences are apartment style, single and double sharing residence rooms.
    • All the rooms are furnished, with bed, table, study desk, shared washrooms, common space for television, kitchen, study lounge area.
    • The residence campus has cable television, full Wi-Fi access, has a laundry room and has a food meal facility for the on campus residence.

    Programs offered at St. Francis Xavier University

    St. Francis Xavier University offers programs for undergraduate as well as graduate courses to students from all over the world.

    The various faculties are:

    • Faculty of arts
    • Faculty of science
    • Faculty of education
    • Gerald Schwartz school of Business
    • Brian Mulroney Institute of Government
    • Frank Mckenna Centre for Leadership

    Courses are offered in fields like Anthropology, Arts, Education, Catholic Studies, Celtic Studies, Biology, development Studies, etc.

    The university also offers continuing and distance education through part- time or online courses. some of the courses offered are Master of Education, Certificate in Outdoor Education etc.

    Application Procedure

    International students who want to seek admissions at St. Francis Xavier University is mentioned-below:

    • The applicants have to apply through the online university application.
    • The application fee for undergraduate applicants is C $ 40
    • The applications are released on September 16, 2019 and the deadline for international applicants is May 30, 2020.
    • The transcripts of previous institutions are required to be submitted.
    • High school diploma or class 12 or any equivalent is necessary for admission in undergraduate courses.
    • International applicants will have to prove their proficiency in English. The minimum required scores are tabulated below:
    Test Minimum required score
    IELTS 6.5
    TOEFL- iBT 90
    MELAB 81
    CAEL 71
    CAE 180

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate students are tabulated below:

    Application fee $ 40
    Late payment fee $ 50
    Confirmation payment for B.Ed. students $ 300
    Confirmation payment for New students $ 100
    Transcript of record $ 10
    NSF cheque fee $ 20
    Letter of permission $ 20

    Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The university offers more than C $ 4 million to students as financial aid and scholarships for international students to afford study in Canada .

    • Students with 85% of admission average are offered with a minimum of C $ 5000 as Entrance scholarships. The amount is given over a period of 4 years.
    • Students are also offered with an opportunity to work on campus in order to finance their education. Around 30% of the students are employed annually.
    • In order to apply for scholarships, students will have to complete an online application and provide their previous transcripts. The eligibility is decided on the basis of marks in Grade 12.

    Alumni Network

    • The university has an alumni association and it felicitates the alumni with various recognitions and awards regularly.
    • Various benefits are offered to the alumni. It includes high quality products and exceptional services.
    • The university also sends gifts to the alumni in case of any celebratory event in the life of alumni.
    • Some of the notable alumni are:
      • John Allan Cameron- Celtic musician
      • Father Moses Coady- Leader of Antigonish Movement
      • Charles V. Keating- Businessman
      • Amanda Lindhout- Author and Journalist
      • Alistair MacLeod- Writer

    Placements

    87% of the graduates get employed within 6 months of completing their graduation.

    • The career centre of the university conducts various events and workshops for the students.
    • Mock interviews are conducted in order to train the students to face a real interview.
    • The career centre also conducts various Career Connection events and career fairs where the students get a chance to get in touch with employers.
    $ 6,6221st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL90|IELTS6.5|MELAB81

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL90|IELTS6.5|MELAB81
    $ 6,6221st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL90|IELTS6.5|MELAB81

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL90|IELTS6.5|MELAB81

    Bachelor of Arts [B.A] Computer Science

    full time | honours | co-op
    $ 6,6221st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    May 30

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESTOEFL90|IELTS6.5|MELAB81
    Degree Available

    St. Francis Xavier University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    5340
    DLI Number
    O19391556899
    Application Cost
    $40
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $6,622 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    11 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Application Portal : https://apply.stfx.ca/

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    May 30

    Application deadline

    July 30

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    MELAB908199-
    IELTS Check Detailed Score-6.59-
    Writing-6--
    Reading-6--
    Speaking-6--
    Listening-6--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score-90120-
    Writing-20--
    Reading-20--
    Speaking-20--
    Listening-20--

    St. Francis Xavier University Acceptance Rate

    75.0 %

    acceptance rate

    5314

    total applicants

    3985

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    48.0%

    Male

    52.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    97.0%
    Total Applicants
    4005
    Total Enrolled
    3884
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    3.0%
    Total Applicants
    337
    Total Enrolled
    101

    St. Francis Xavier University enrollment

    Enrollment
    St. Francis Xavier University Enrollment
    3985
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    3884
    Graduate Enrollment
    101
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    76.6%

    Attendance Cost

    $6622

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $6,622 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $6,622 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room
    $8,590 / Year
    Double Room
    $8,205 / Year
    Meal Plan
    $5,985 / Year

    Schools, Faculties & Campuses

    School

    The Gerald Schwartz School of Business

    Address: 3090 Martha Dr, Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Chemistry Programs
    Canadian Society for Chemistry
    Programs
    Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals
    Nursing Programs
    Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    388---

    Ranking

    202020192017
    Academy Ranking of World Universities logo

    Academy Ranking of World Universities

    RANKED  #151 - #200

    Computer Science and Engineering(International)

    College Rating

    Based on 5 Students Rating

    7.4 out of 10
    7.4/10Academic
    7.4/10Accommodation
    8.8/10Faculty
    8.0/10Infrastructure
    8.0/10Placement
    8.2/10Social Life

    Reviews

    GJ
    8.0 /10

    As I completed my higher studies I came to know about this college and I really had a knack of studying in abroad so I decided to pursue my diploma in this college so gradually I applied into this and eventually got a chance so I studied

    Course Curriculum :

    This course had some real advantages as you can create apps websites webpages after learning this course.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    PS
    6.2 /10

    I was attracted to this university because of it's reputation. It is one of the finest undergraduate universities in the country and provides an exceptional academic experience. Also, they’ve consistently been ranked as the best UG university in the country. With my GPA of 8.7, I had to submit an online application form worth $40.

    Course Curriculum :

    The Physics degree opens many doors, we go on to become successful research scientists at universities and companies worldwide. They also have a high rate of acceptance into medical and law schools and are superbly trained for a career in education, where science and math teachers are in high demand.

    6 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 extracurricular
    AM
    6.2 /10

    I was keen to obtain the experience of excitement of receiving the iconic X-Ring upon graduation - a renowned symbol of scholarship and connection to a wider, worldwide community. My GPA was 7. I had to submit a common application form. I was keen to get admitted here.

    Course Curriculum :

    Mathematics is the science of structure, order, and relation. It deals with logical quantitative reasoning. Statistics is the science and art of data collection and analysis. It deals with estimation, hypothesis testing, and decision making. At StFX, I could undertake studies that focus on either or both fields.

    6 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 extracurricular
    AP
    9.3 /10

    I got to know about Gerald Schwartz School of Business from an online consultancy, who highly recommended me to opt for my BBA in this college over other colleges. I had applied at the University by filling out an online application form with an application fee of $40. I had also applied to 8 other Canadian colleges but this one was my first choice. I scored 89% in my grade 12 which helped me get through the admission process.

    Course Curriculum :

    The best part of my learning experiences comes from the smaller classes anchored by hands-on learning. They combine the acquisition of conceptual knowledge with applied and experiential learning approaches that include work terms, projects, presentations, simulations, field trips, class discussions, case analyses, lectures, readings, films, guest speakers, service learning, and much more which makes it more fun and interesting. Some subjects included in the curriculum are Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, economics, and many other subjects which gave me the knowledge, skills, and attitude.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    J
    7.5 /10

    Stfx is close to my home. I didn't want to be too far but I'm also far enough to get a sense of independence. The X ring was also a bit part of the reason that I chose the school and I'm looking forward to joining the alumni's.

    Course Curriculum :

    Could be more options but there's still a good variety for such a small town. Not too hard and you get what you give, in the end, so it's important to do your work. Options for everyone and every style of learning.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
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    4130 University Avenue, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2W5
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Hospital
    • Airport

    Book Store

    StFX Store0.12 km
    Respect Life Centre0.47 km
    Lost Realms Games, Collectibles, Comics and Escape Rooms0.56 km
    Coles - Antigonish Market Square0.88 km
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    Shopping Mall

    James Street Plaza0.60 km
    Antigonish Market Square0.95 km

    Airport

    Port Hawkesbury Airport48.88 km
    Charlottetown Airport114.56 km
    Halifax Stanfield International Airport144.17 km
    Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport162.32 km
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    Bus Station

    Antigonish Community Transit0.15 km
    Maritime Bus Antigonish0.27 km
    The Waffle Bus Stop0.99 km

    Hospital

    St. Martha's Regional Hospital1.49 km
    Primacy Medical Clinic - Antigonish1.89 km
    Highland Hearing Clinic Ltd.1.92 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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