Trent University

#1 Undergrad University in Ontario, 9 Years Running

– Maclean’s University Rankings

It’s time to raise your voice as part of a community that continues to rise to the challenge of a changing world. Trent provides a transformative learning experience, recognized for creating global citizens prepared for leadership and career success. Come to Ontario’s top undergraduate university – and challenge the way you think.

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, career experience, 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.

It’s time to raise your voice as part of a community that continues to rise to the challenge of a changing world. Come to Ontario’s top undergraduate university – and challenge the way you think.

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 rigorous academic programs, housed on 1,400 acres, in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River. The Durham Greater Toronto Area campus in Oshawa is known as an especially teaching-focused university on the grow, with an emphasis on social responsibility.

With nearly 100 dynamic academic programs and joint majors available between our 2 campuses, at Trent, you’ll find the program that will help shape and develop you into a leader of tomorrow.

Peterborough Campus: The Perfect Backdrop for You to Live, Learn and Be Inspired

Trent's Symons Campus in Peterborough, Ontario, has been called "a sensory feast." From the moment you arrive on campus, you will discover why. Our picturesque natural environment is matched only by leading academic programs and nearly limitless opportunities to get involved and gain career experience.

Located on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Trent’s Symons Campus offers an impressive range of academically rigorous programs across the arts and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, law, medicine, the environment and more. Here, academic excellence combines with state-of-the-art research facilities and exemplary teaching within a personal, close-knit community that provides a transformative student experience.

Surrounded by award-winning architecture and dynamic student spaces, you will connect and interact with other students and your professors and become part of the Trent family.

Durham GTA Campus: A Transformative Learning Experience on the Grow

At Trent University Durham GTA, your education unfolds on a personal scale. With 1 of the best student-to-faculty ratios, our extraordinary commitment to teaching undergrad students is what sets Trent Durham apart. 

At our growing campus, leading academic programs with a common focus on social responsibility are taught by expert faculty members – distinguished historians, award-winning authors, renowned social scientists and top researchers, just to name a few. Here, our popular programs in Business, Communications & Critical Thinking, Law, Social Work, Child & Youth Studies, Policing, Computing Systems, Anthropology, English Literature, Media Studies, History, Teacher Education, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Journalism & Creative Writing provide you with an array of options and creative joint majors. 

Students attending Trent University Durham GTA in fall 2020 will have the opportunity to be among the first to live on campus. A brand-new, 6-story residence and academic building opens its doors this September, providing new spaces and greater opportunities for the whole community to socialize, learn, study and engage in life on campus. Continuing in the long-standing Trent tradition of collegiate communities, residence at Trent Durham GTA fully integrates both living and learning spaces, creating an environment for students, faculty and staff to connect and learn from one another. 

With hands-on, career-ready experience and an abundance of opportunities for student engagement, you have all the tools for future success, no matter what path you choose.

Trent University Durham GTA is the campus of choice for top scholars looking for a truly personalized learning experience.