University description (as per official university website)
St. Francis Xavier University offers what so many of Canada’s top students are seeking: a high quality education, focused principally on the undergraduate, in a vibrant residential setting. Recognized as one of the finest schools in Canada, StFX is meeting the needs of today’s undergraduates through outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research experiences, the very best in a residential community, and unique opportunities to make a contribution to communities at home and abroad. This is the StFX way.
It all starts here with Canada's Premier Undergraduate Experience:
Highest Student Satisfaction in Canada;95% of students said they would choose to return to StFX; 96% rated their overall educational experience a positive one; 97% reported that professors are accessible outside the classroom (Maclean's, February 2009)
Ranked number one in Canada no fewer than 5 times by Maclean's
Received A ratings in Globe and Mail annual University Report Card for student satisfaction, quality of education and student/faculty interaction (2008 and 2009)
Highest Student Engagement in Canada (set national record in 2009 for student voter turnout - 60.4%)
Approx. 90% full-time faculty, which means unparalleled access to faculty from day one to graduation
Home to seven Canada Research Chairs
Over $175 million in infrastructure investment since 1996
Of course, to us, the most important numbers are the small ones, not the big. Because our overall student population and individual class sizes are kept modest, our students have unparalleled opportunities for learning, interaction with faculty, hands-on research experience, exchange programs, and, integral to the StFX mission, community service. That mixture—acting small but thinking big—is one of the key reasons we’ve turned out Rhodes scholars, world-renowned scientists, Supreme Court justices, religious leaders, business pioneers, internationally acclaimed artists, and a Canadian Prime Minister. People come here to lay the groundwork. They leave pumped about all the amazing things they can achieve.