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Welcome Future Students

Considering a degree at Trent University? You’ve made a great choice. Trent University is a wonderful place to pursue your academic journey.
 

A Hub of Learning and Innovation

Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA.
 

  • Campus of Trent University Oshawa from the outside

At a Glance

Get to Know Trent University Durham

Trent University Durham is the educational destination of choice in the Durham Region. Check out all the reasons why and get to know more about your Trent University Durham here.

  • Number of Trent University Durham Students = 1,032 students attend classes
  • Number of Trent University Durham Faculty (2015-16) = 75
  • Number of Trent University Durham Staff (2015-16) = 22
  • 70 per cent of Trent University Durham students live in the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area which includes Whitby, Oshawa and Clarington
  • Trent University Durham opened in 2010, building on Trent’s presence in the region over 40 years

Maclean’s Rankings 2017

  • Trent University ranked #1 in Ontario and #4 in Canada among undergraduate universities
  • #1 ranking in the key category of Scholarships and Bursaries, and among the top 3 in the categories for Awards Per Full-Time Faculty, Social Science and Humanities Grants, Citations, and Total Research Dollars 

Highlights from 2016 Re$earch Infosource Rankings: 

  • #2 undergraduate reseach university in Canada
  • #1 in publication intensity in Canada
  • #2 in publication impact in Canada

*All rankings reflect undergraduate category 

Economic Impact

  • $47.4 million annually for the Greater Oshawa Area
  • Total amount of economic activity that can be attributed to Trent’s activities in Durham, directly and indirectly, at its new facilities from 2011 to 2017 represents more than $175 million for the Greater Oshawa Area

Degree Options

Trent University Durham students can pursue Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees full- or part-time in any of the areas listed below:

Highlights of Trent University Durham’s Thornton Road Campus

  • Vibrant student commons area, a meeting place for students, faculty, speakers and visitors
  • Newly outfitted labs, classrooms and seminar rooms, and the addition of office space
  • Convenient and central location – minutes north of Highway 401 in the heart of Oshawa with close access to the Oshawa GO Station and with ample free parking
  • Student services focused on attention to individual student goals and needs
  • Two lecture halls, including a 195-seat lecture theatre, to be used for academic classes as well as public events that engage the community with the life of the University
  • Full service Wi-Fi library and modern information centre with direct access to electronic resources
  • Fully-accessible building design to accommodate the needs of all individuals, including persons with disabilities
  • Access to a range of City athletics facilities, including the new Oshawa Civic Centre, located beside the new Trent campus
  • Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA)