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St. Stephen's University

New Brunswick, Canada


Private University


Established in 1975


St. Stephens University is a small liberal arts university located in the town of St. Stephen's, New Brunswick, Canada. The planning of this University was started in 1971 and the first batch of students came in 1975. In the year 1988, the University got a charter from the provincial government to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees in liberal arts and ministry studies. It is widely known as the smallest university in Canada.

The differentiating factors of St. Stephen's University as compared to any other university are:

  • Access to the online learning portal of their university.
  • Small classrooms with only 30 students so a better quality of learning is ensured.
  • They provide an option of working and studying up to 20 hours in one week.

Cost of Studying at St. Stephen's University

Average tuition fee



Living expenses

Average living expenses (Bachelors)


Average living expenses (Masters)


Average on-campus living expenses


Rankings for The St. Stephen's University

More rankings for this university

Being the smallest University in Canada, St. Stephens University is ranked at the 201st position by Time higher education ranking in comparison to the 100 other universities in the field of Arts. Moreover, it holds a position of 151 in the world by the Academy Ranking of World Universities in comparison to other 49 universities.

Admissions at The St. Stephen's University

Application Fee


How to Apply at St. Stephen's University

The steps for applying for admission to the St. Stephen's University are as follows:

  • An application fee of $40 needs to be paid Digitally and then after you have paid the fees you need to log in to access your application form.
  • Transcripts and academic records need to be sent to St. Stephen's University.
  • Once your documents and the academic records are accepted and approved by the University, you can confirm your place at St. Stephen's University.

Documents Required to Apply to St. Stephen's University

Documents required by the admission cell of St. Stephen's University are:

  • Official transcripts
  • A minimum of 70% combined average of grade 12.
  • Reference from a teacher
  • English language score

Exams Accepted By the University

Some of the exams with the average score required for admission to St. Stephens University are:

Name of Exam

Score Required

Internet-based TOEFL

Score >86


Score >6.5


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Students at St. Stephens University experience a great location which is easily accessible from Saint John, Fredericton, and Bangor Airports. The impressive things that contribute to student life at St. Stephens University are as follows:

  • 3-day winter festival for recreation of students.
  • Christmas banquet
  • Convocation celebrations
  • Family day
  • 3 councils- Current students, seniors, and alumni so that students can easily approach if they need any sort of help.


Campus locations
New Brunswick

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Transportation in the city

Transportation in and around St. Stephen's University is quite developed as it consists of highways, airways, rails as well as ferries. The area around New Brunswick has 18,000 km of highways in secondary roads. It also consists of an extensive network of ferries that makes it easier for students to move around New Brunswick.

Services offered by the university

University also provides several other facilities to make education more convenient for the students. It includes the library facilities, computer labs, faculty members' support, etc. Moreover, there are laundry facilities, wifi, a community garden, meals, etc.

Student life

St. Stephens University has a unique travel program for students to travel the world with their whole batch and faculties in Europe and Asia, for full credit. This cross-culture exposure widens their point of view and improves their awareness of rising global issues.

On campus accomodation

When talking about the on-campus facilities St. Stephens University believes in providing students with a community environment and living as a cohesive unit. They provide on-campus accommodation in the park hall.

On-Campus Accommodation Description:

St. Stephens University is located on the Main Street in the town of St. Stephens the main building is called the park hall that is basically built at the time of the Canadian confederation in the 19th century and was established during the Italian Renaissance revival style of architecture. Park hall consists of SSU administrative offices, and academic facilities, as well as a residence. Other residential facilities for students are located in the other 2 buildings on the campus.


University Faculty:Student Ratio


University Faculty Stats

The faculty cell of St. Stephen's University is not very huge with a 3:1 student-faculty ratio and consists of the following faculty members with their qualifications:

  •       Rachael Barham, MA, MMin
  •       Peter Fitch, DMin
  •       Bradley Jersak, PhD
  •       Andrew Klager, PhD
  •       Joseph McGinn, PhD
  •       Walter Thiessen, DTh
  •       Laurens van Esch, MA
  •       David Moore, DTh
  •       Naomi Orvis, MDiv, RMFT, LCT
  •       Jessica Williams
  •       Robert Larmer, PhD
  •       LA Henry, LLB, PhD
  •       Dave Gorrie, Med


Research opportunities at university

St. Stephens University is one of the oldest universities where students come to conduct research and write a thesis in fields such as Theology, Ministry, Religion, Spirituality, Pastoral and Spiritual Care, Psychotherapy, and Art Therapy for over 100 years.

Internship opportunities (Part time job opportunities)

Various internships are available for students who are interested as this is considered to be one of the oldest and most reputed universities when it comes to research so many researchers hire students as a part-time employees so that students also gain good experience as well as the researchers also get to learn new things from students.

Placement - Companies and average salaries offered

St. Stephens University offers great placement packages to students every year only 30 students pass out from each course so the quality of students is considered to be quite impressive and an average salary package of 6-12 LPA is recorded for undergraduate programs.




8 Main St, Saint Stephen, NB E3L 3E2, Canada

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1. What is the acceptance rate of St. Stephen's University?
The acceptance rate of St. Stephen's University is 75%.

 2. Are there any application fees for admission to St. Stephen's University?
St. Stephens University charges an application fee of 200-400 CAD depending on the course

3. Does St. Stephen's University provide a campus living facility?
Yes, St. Stephens University provides a campus living facility at a charge of 1575 CAD per semester.

4. Is there any financial aid provided by St. Stephen's University?
The students falling under the criteria of financial aid can apply for these scholarships whose amounts range from 150 CAD to 600 CAD.