Topping the charts as the number one undergraduate university in Ontario for the eleventh year, moving up to number three in its category in all of Canada, and leading several more national and provincial categories, Trent University has had another strong showing in the 2022 Maclean’s University Rankings.
“These rankings reaffirm Trent’s position as a leader in the postsecondarysector in Canada,” says Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor. “For eleven years in a row, we have been ranked as Ontario’s top undergraduate institution. This year’s rankings shine a further spotlight on our growing reputation, which is squarely founded on our faculty and staff commitment to a transformative student experience.”
2022 Maclean’s University Rankings Highlights (primarily undergraduate category):
The 2022 rankings show Trent’s reputation on the rise, as the University moved up to secure a top three position in all of Canada, and number on in Ontario, for reputation in the undergraduate category.
The rankings also position Trent as an institution committed to student satisfaction and success, ranking as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada for academic advising staff, and number one in Ontario for scholarships, administrative staff, course instructors, student services and extracurricular activities.
In the overall national rankings, which compare all 49 Canadian universities, Trent holds strong in categories that showcase how Trent is shaping the next generation of global leaders – named the top undergraduate university in Ontario for highest overall quality, and the number two undergraduate university in Ontario for innovation.
Meanwhile, Trent’s emphasis on Indigenous visibility on campus – demonstrated through support for Indigenous students, strong relationships with local First Nations communities, Indigenous course requirement, and continued creation of dedicated Indigenous spaces on campus – continues to position the University as a national leader.
Trent’s level of faculty expertise also shines through in this year’s rankings – with leadership in grants for medical/science research, and securing the number two spot in Ontario for the percentage of full-time instructional faculty with Ph.D.s (or other highest-level degree).
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.
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