St. Francis Xavier University (StFX)

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St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities. StFX students thrive in an intimate learning environment that nurtures the development of the whole person. Here, the focus is on the academic and personal development of every student.

A primarily undergraduate university of about 5,000 students, located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, StFX is known for its exceptional teaching and research, vibrant student life, close-knit community, and opportunities for faculty and students to make a difference locally and in communities across the globe. StFX is truly a national university, with over half its student population coming from beyond Atlantic Canada.

The university is a member of the Maple League, a group of top-ranked universities committed to putting undergraduate education first. StFX values community development, social justice and global awareness. It is home to the world-renowned Coady International Institute, a centre of excellence in community-based development and leadership education. In 1996, StFX pioneered Canada’s first Service Learning program and remains a leader in experiential education.

Research is a core part of StFX’s educational experience. Undergraduate students, mentored by talented faculty, often have the unparalleled opportunity to become involved in leading-edge, hands-on research. StFX is home to four Faculties (Arts, Science, Business and Education), the Coady International Institute, the McKenna Centre for Leadership, and the newly opened Mulroney Institute of Government. Throughout, StFX students learn to lead. StFX promises to inspire and challenge students, to bring to life a world of opportunity.

Programs & courses:

  • Arts.
  • Education.
  • Biology.
  • Catholic Studies.
  • Computer Science.
  • Science.


St. Francis Xavier University
130 University Avenue
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2W5
Phone: 1- 902-863-3300