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St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia   B2G 2W5
Canada

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Top-rated St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, offers its 3,700 full-time students the highest quality programs in the Arts, Sciences, Business and Information Systems, and in selected applied areas including Adult Education, Engineering, Education, Human Nutrition, Human Kinetics, Music, and Nursing. Primarily an undergraduate university, StFX prides itself on a personalized learning experience, international outreach, and an innovative teaching and research environment. Students have excellent opportunities for active participation with faculty in research projects, for internships, community service, and part-time employment.

The unique WebFX program combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative teaching. StFX gives every student and professor a personal account, 24-hour access to e-mail and the latest software, scheduling, course material, and the Internet.

StFX maintains an impressive record of academic excellence. In recent years, StFX students have received the most NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council) post-graduate scholarships per capita of any similar-size university in Canada. Arts students also fare well in winning scholarships to pursue graduate studies and four StFX students have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships.

StFX is well known for the X-spirit, friendliness, service to local and international communities, and its loyal alumni around the world.
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Program offerings at StFX have many highlights including a strong general arts program. Highlights include Aquatic Resources, Catholic Studies, Celtic Studies, Business and Information Systems, Jazz, and Social and Criminal Justice. A new program in Development Studies reflects the strong relationship with the world-renowned Coady International Institute. The Bachelor of Education, one of the four in the province of Nova Scotia, has an emphasis on diverse cultures. Additionally, the Nursing program has a long history of developing strong graduates. Students in certain subjects in arts or sciences have the opportunity to combine the study of two or more areas in joint programs. Science students benefit from small class sizes and opportunities to participate in hands-on research, often continuing their education at the graduate and post-graduate level. Business students now have the opportunity to gain practical experience in their fields by participating in the new co-operative education program.

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