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Wednesday April 24, 2019


Crandall University

333 Gorge Rd

Moncton, NB, E1C 3H9

Tel: (506) 858-8970


  • Crandall University is a small Liberal Arts university located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Crandall is operated by the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches.
  • The school was founded in 1949 under the name United Baptist Bible Training School (UBBTS), and served as both a secondary school and a Bible school. Over two decades, the focus of the school gradually shifted toward post-secondary programs.
  • In 1968, UBBTS became a Bible and junior Christian liberal arts college, and in 1970 the name was changed to Atlantic Baptist College (ABC). A sustained campaign to expand the school's faculty and improve the level of education resulted in ABC being able to grant full Bachelor of Arts degrees in 1983.
  • Its campus at this time was located along the Salisbury Road, west of Moncton's central business district.
  • The institution moved to a new campus constructed on the Gorge Road, north of the central business district, in 1996. The name was also changed to Atlantic Baptist University, a reflection of expanded student enrollment and academic accreditation. ABU sports teams play under the name Blue Tide. The institution was the first, and thus far only, English university in Moncton.
  • The Atlantic Baptist University Act was passed by the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 2008.
  • In 2009, a $24 million expansion to the campus, including a new academic building, a second residence and a sports complex were unveiled.
  • The new academic building and residence are completed and will allow the student enrollment to increase to 1200.
  • On August 21, 2009 it was announced that the institution had changed its name to Crandall University in honour of Rev. Joseph Crandall, a pioneering Baptist minister in New Brunswick.
  • In 2011 Crandall University got a new Chargers mascot for the changes to the school in 2011.


  • Motto : Cristus Praeeminens
  • Motto in English : Christ First
  • Established : 1949
  • Type : Baptist, private
  • Location : Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Campus : Urban
  • Sports teams : Chargers: Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer , Mets: Men's Baseball
  • Colours : blue and gold
  • Affiliations : Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches , Acadia Divinity College , CCCU , Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, CUSID.


  • Chancellor : Jack Stultz
  • President : Dr. Bruce G. Fawcett


  • Students : 685


  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Technical Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Biblical Studies
  • Communications
  • English
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • French
  • Organizational Management
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Biology

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Tuition and Fees:

  • Crandall University fees are kept as low as possible. This is due to gifts and donations from churches of the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, alumni, and individuals and corporations who believe in the education programs of Crandall University.
  • The Board of Governors will set tuition and fees for 2014-2015 in June 2014.

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Scholarship and Financial Aid:


  • Admin. Staff : 27 full-time, 3 sessional, 2 adjunct, and 27 part-time faculty, 39 other staff

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  • Crandall University houses the Baptist Heritage Center whose 300 artifacts preserve the material history of Atlantic Baptists, the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches, and its predecessor organizations.
  • The collection and archives includes objects used in worship services, furniture, musical instruments, church building architecture pictures and printed material.
  • Dining
  • Academic Advising
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Residence
  • Student Success Centre

Notable Alumni:

  • Ralph Richardson, first chancellor of the university
  • Ken LeBlanc, Entrepreneur
  • William Christopher Ellis, film and theatre actor

Alumni Website Link


  • Biblical Studies
  • Communications
  • English
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • French