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From 38 departments across the Faculties of Arts, Business, Information Systems, and Science, St. Francis Xavier University offers a number of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including 10 undergraduate and 5 graduate degrees.


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ST. Francis Xavier University is consistently ranked at or near the top of primarily undergraduate universities in Canada by Maclean’s Magazine. Currently, the University is undergoing an $85 million expansion and upgrade of its campus including two new residences, the Physical Sciences Complex, and the Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre, home to, among other things, conference facilities, an IT teaching centre, a physical fitness facility, and two ice rinks. StFX is also houses the 'Antigonish Movement,' a social development program founded by Reverends M.M Coady and J.J. Thompkins and which is now under the direction of the University’s Extension Department, locally, and the Coady International Institute, globally.

University TypePublic

Date Established1853

Previous NamesSt. Francis Xavier College/Seminary

# of Students4200 students

ChancellorMost Reverend Raymond J. Lahey, D.D.

PresidentDr. Sean Riley

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Ground Floor, Nicholson Tower
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2W5

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    Offered at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is 10 undergraduate and 5 graduate degrees, all at the master’s level, from 38 departments in the Faculties of Arts, Business, Information Systems, and Science along with certificates and diplomas in the areas of adult education, engineering, education, and jazz studies. Unique programs are available in Aquatic Resources, Celtic Studies, Education, and Jazz Studies. The University’s Division of Continuing Education provides for-credit courses, on- and off-campus, to part-time students, for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Administration. The Division of Continuing Education also offers courses and programs in the fields of Education, including graduate-level studies, Ministry, and Nursing.


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