#1 Undergrad University in Ontario, 8 years running
– Maclean’s University Rankings
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that is 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 college residences, disciplines, hands-on research and co-curricular and community-based activities.
Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Popular among students is Trent’s uniquely flexible learning environment 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.
Two Campuses: Peterborough and Durham GTA
Trent University offers students the opportunity to study at 2 campuses – Peterborough and Durham GTA. The Peterborough campus features innovative academic programs housed on 1,400 acres in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, while the Durham Greater Toronto Area campus in Oshawa is known as an especially teaching-focused university with an emphasis on social responsibility. With nearly 100 dynamic academic programs available between our two campuses, at Trent you’ll find the program that will help shape and develop you into a leader of tomorrow.
Peterborough Campus: An Inspiring Place to Learn
Located on the picturesque banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Trent’s Peterborough Campus blends award-winning architecture with state-of-the-art research facilities and dynamic student spaces. Here, the choice of academic programs and career-boosting, hands-on learning experiences are as abundant as opportunities to get involved in student life. In this environment, students connect and interact with each other and their professors without feeling lost in the crowd.
At our Peterborough campus 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, cafes, galleries and award-winning restaurants.
Durham GTA Campus: Close-knit Community with an Urban Vibe
Trent’s Durham GTA campus, located within the thriving Greater Toronto Area in Oshawa, offers a truly transformational university experience. Here, education is on a personal scale. With one of the best student-to-faculty ratios, our extraordinary commitment to teaching is what sets Trent Durham apart. Here, leading academic programs with a common focus on social resposiblity are taught by the experts – distinguished historians, award-winning authors, renowned social scientists and top researchers, just to name a few. Combine this with hands-on, career-ready experience and an abundance of opportunities for student engagement and you have all the tools needed to put you on a trajectory toward future success.
Within our vibrant community of scholars, Trent Durham GTA students can study in a wide-range of renowned academic programs across the humanities and social sciences, including our prestigious School of Business, all with an emphasis on hands-on, career experience.