St. Francis Xavier University is a public undergraduate liberal arts university located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a member of the Maple League, a group of primarily undergraduate universities in Eastern Canada.
Maclean's 2022 Guide to Canadian Universities ranked St. Francis Xavier ninth in the magazine's undergraduate university category, tied with Ontario Tech University. In the same year, the university placed 31st in Maclean's reputational survey of Canadian universities.
Between 2000 and 2004, more St Francis Xavier students, on a per capita basis, have received Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) awards for post-secondary study than any other university in Canada