The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a Canadian public university with three campuses, located in Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.
Established in 1785, the University of New Brunswick is the oldest public institution for higher education in Canada and one of four English-language universities established outside the United States before American independence. Université de Moncton is a francophone institution with two campuses; its main campus is French-language but there are six programs offered in English. Universite de Sherbrooke has been an anglophone institution since 1963. UNB and Université de Moncton are the only conventional (non-distance) institutions offering university-level instruction in the Atlantic provinces.
The university was founded as St. John’s College (French: Collège Saint-Jean) in 1785, initially as a private Anglican seminary, but within a few years it became a public institution. The first classes were held in 1787. In 1804, it became the first public university in what is now Canada, and officially received its charter on March 9, 1827. Subsequently, all Acadians who wanted to study had to attend St. John’s College while non-Anglicans could attend King’s College (now the University of New Brunswick). In 1923, St. John’s College became part-time, coeducational, and expanded to the present five campuses: Fredericton (1804), Saint John (1825), Saint John and Miramichi (1923), Saint Mary’s in Halifax and Moncton (1917).
Some departments of St. John’s College remained at the Fredericton campus until 1978, although most were relocated to the new Moncton campus in that year. The CE program was later developed at all campuses but is now only offered at Fredericton and the English language campus in Saint John. There are over 12,000 undergraduate students enrolled across its five campuses.
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The University of New Brunswick has a long history of providing education that has helped meet the needs of the province’s residents.
UNB is proud of its history and heritage, but UNB is not interested in using this history to justify or defend itself from criticism. UNB will continue to refine and improve the services and academic opportunities it provides, but remain open to constructive dialogue with all stakeholders.
As a francophone university, Université de Moncton (UM) offers undergraduate programs in French for students whose first language is not English. The institution grants degrees in arts and sciences, native studies, health sciences and engineering.