University description (as per official university website)
St. Thomas University
Established nearly a century ago, St. Thomas is the ideal liberal arts institution, consistently ranked as one of the top undergraduate universities in Canada. Teaching is the highest institutional priority, and professors are directly engaged in challenging programmes that foster each student’s intellectual development.
The cornerstone four-year Bachelor of Arts programme has more than 30 academic disciplines. Students explore various disciplines during their first two years of study, allowing them to broaden their interests before selecting an honours program or major. Small class sizes (no class is larger than 60, with an average class size of 30) encourage students to participate in discussions with peers and professors.
As you discover more about St. Thomas, you will see why student satisfaction is consistently high. Time and time again, our students have given their alma mater top grades on the quality of their educational experience.
The Globe & Mail's Canadian University Report Card (2009)
In the Canadian University Report Card 2009, students at St. Thomas University (student population 2,500) awarded their university four “A+’s” for:
• Faculty members’ knowledge of subjects
• Class sizes
• Attractiveness of campus
• Sense of personal safety and security
St. Thomas students were not shy when offering up straight “A’s” in other categories:
• Overall university atmosphere
• Faculty availability to students outside of classroom
• Computer accessibility on-campus
• Library’s hours of operation
National Survey of Student Engagement (2007)
Top five in Canada: level of academic challenge
Top ten in Canada: student faculty interaction
Top ten in Canada: supportive campus environment
Top ten in Canada: entire education experience
Feel at Home
For students leaving home for the first time, St. Thomas residences are a comfortable first step to successful independence. Residence rooms have wireless high-speed Internet, telephone, and cable services. Each residence has TV lounges, and laundry facilities. Quiet hours are in place for study and sleep. Security staff is in residence overnight, and a residence staff member is on 24-hour duty. New students are guaranteed residence accommodations with the possibility of a single room.
Students from around the world come to St. Thomas to learn, live, and grow in a setting ranked as one of the best in the country, all for a fraction of the cost of other educational destinations.
Whether you are a prospective student, parent or guidance counselor, you can learn more about St. Thomas University by visiting the sections found under the headings on the left of this page.