#1 University in Ontario Overall
(Maclean's Magazine University Rankings primarily undergraduate category)
"... an over-performer in academic research"
(Higher Education Strategy Associates)
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded in 1964 on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Popular among students is the unusually flexible learning environment at Trent where a single faculty of arts and science allows students to fully customize their degree in a way that truly reflects their goals and interests.
Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is more in demand than ever. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.
Two Campuses: Peterborough and Durham
Trent University has two campuses, in Peterborough and the Durham region. The Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture on 1,450 acres in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University's newly renovated Durham campus delivers a distinct mix of programming in the GTA.
Symons Campus, Peterborough
Trent University's Symons Campus in Peterborough is an inspiring place to learn — set on the east and west banks of the Otonabee River, a stunning natural landscape provides an environment where you can grow, thrive, live and connect.
Here, you will find an impressive range of academically rigorous programs across the arts and sciences, as well as professional and specialty programs, with all the benefits of high-quality research facilities and exemplary teaching within a personal, close-knit community.
Minutes away from campus is a vibrant downtown, which is a premier destination for festivals, concerts and events, filled with a variety of shops and award-winning restaurants.
Trent University Durham
Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning more than four decades in the east GTA, Trent University Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous educational experience rooted in the social sciences, humanities and professional programs.
Full- and part-time studies in Business Administration, Social Work, Anthropology, English Literature, History, Psychology, Sociology and Communications & Critical Thinking provide the cornerstone of university learning on a human scale, with a fast-growing roster of certificate programs such as the Human Resources Postgraduate Certificate and elective courses in a broad range of disciplines. Students at Trent University Durham enthusiastically speak of the unparalleled sense of community on campus and the opportunity to be involved in a vibrant and dynamic student life experience.
Quickly becoming the campus of choice for top scholars looking for a truly personalized learning experience, Trent University Durham is conveniently located at the nexus of a transportation hub. Right next door to Highway 401, with municipal and GO Transit service, students have easy access to downtown Toronto in just 40 minutes. All Trent University Durham students, whether they study full or part-time, also receive membership to several City of Oshawa recreational facilities including state-of-the-art Civic Centre facilities on-site.