St. Thomas University is a government-funded university established in the year 1910. The origin of this university dates back to the foundation of St. Thomas College, which maintained a high school and junior college status until 1934. However, on March 9, 1934, the provincial legislature granted this college degree-awarding authority and university status. This college was then renamed to St. Thomas University in the year 1960. Presently, this university has affiliations with several reputable national and international organizations, such as the Canadian Federation for the Humanities, Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Council of International Schools. This university offers bachelor’s degrees and certificate courses in various disciplines, including arts and social work.
The university’s campus has six academic buildings, which are equipped with student-friendly amenities. The university also offers safe on-campus residence to the students. Every year it welcomes approximately 500 students as residents. Prospective students who are interested in attending this university can book a campus tour online. The fitness center of the university promotes a healthy lifestyle and overall wellbeing in the students. Students can also avail of the benefits of other latest technological amenities offered on the campus.
St. Thomas University offers different academic assistance services to its students to help them out with their education. Students can avail of the benefits of the Writing Centre when they need guidance on writing projects, essays, and thesis. Additionally, the Peer Tutoring Services allows students to receive two hours of free tutoring per week, making it easier for them to learn/understand difficult concepts. This university offers several scholarships to provide financial assistance to its students. Each scholarship has its eligibility criteria and a deadline set by the university.
St. Thomas University has produced many notable alumni who are now pioneering in their respective fields. This university has an official Connections Magazine, which features famous alumni and their stories. Some of the noteworthy names belonging to this university are politician Guy Arseneault, judge Lewis C. Ayles, journalist Harry Forestell, author and poet Sheree Fitch and actor Lyman Ward. The university tries to maintain a strong and budding relationship with its alumni.
St. Thomas University provides on-campus accommodation to its students which are safe and secure, and have cafeterias that provide a variety of choices, from study snacks to comforting ‘home-cooked’ meals (including vegetarian options).
Various residences are:
Holy Cross House
Off campus accommodation
Details for off-campus
The average rent is 550 to 650 CAD/month
The residence type includes studio Condos, apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments
The student residences comprise of modern suite-elements with fully equipped kitchens including new appliances & dishwasher
Most of the student apartments are located directly on bus routes and are walking distance to malls, grocery, restaurants, hospital, schools and walking trails