The rankings are in, and Trent University has been named #1 undergraduate university in Ontario for the sixth consecutive year in the Maclean's University Rankings and has moved up to the #2 undergraduate research university in Canada in the Re$earch Infosource Rankings, both released today.
“These strong rankings are further affirmation of the forward momentum for Trent University in Peterborough and at our Durham Campus in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “Trent’s dual strengths of teaching and research provide a winning combination for students, as evidenced in a series of number one rankings from student experience to faculty awards compared with other institutions in the province. Ranking number two in all of Canada for Research shows how Trent consistently punches above its weight for research intensity, where our professors are advancing knowledge and innovation across all disciplines.”
In addition to leading the ranks in the primarily undergraduate category, Maclean’s also ranked Trent number one in its category for Scholarships and Bursaries in Canada and among the top five primarily undergraduate schools for Medical and Science Grants, Total Research Dollars, Awards per Full-time Faculty, and Social Sciences and Humanities Grants. New this year in the Student Satisfaction category, Trent ranked #1 in Ontario for Experiential Learning, #1 in Extracurricular Activities and #1 in Faculty Awards in Ontario. Trent’s student retention rate moved up to 84.5% and was also ranked among the top half of universities nationally for reputation.
In this year’s Re$earch Infosource rankings, along with being ranked the second-top Research University of the year in the undergraduate category, Trent ranked #1 in its category for “publication intensity” and placed #2 for “publication impact” in Canada.
“Our move up in this year’s Re$earch Infosource rankings to #2 undergraduate research university in Canada showcases the high-calibre, leadership research happening here at Trent,” said Dr. Neil Emery, vice-president research and innovation at Trent University. “With its progressive faculty, and research-engaged students Trent solves complex problems of global significance.”
These impressive rankings come on the heels of the recently released Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2016 list of the world’s top 1,000 universities, which placed Trent within the top 3.6% of all universities worldwide, at number 29 nationally, up from number 31 last year.
Highlights from 2017 Maclean’s University Rankings:
- #1 undergraduate university in Ontario
- #1 in Canada for Scholarships and Bursaries
- #1 in Experiential Learning in Ontario
- #1 in Extracurricular Activities in Ontario
- #1 in Faculty Awards in Ontario
Highlights from 2016 Re$earch Infosource Rankings:
- #2 undergraduate research university in Canada
- #1 in publication intensity in Canada
- #2 in publication impact in Canada
*All rankings reflect the undergraduate category
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded 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, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. 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. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham - Greater Toronto Area delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
For more information or to arrange an interview with President Leo Groarke, contact: Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, 705-748-1011 x6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org