The Trent Difference
Congratulations! Your student has made the decision to study at Trent—and that’s definitely cause for celebration. Here’s why.
Trent is Ontario’s #1 undergraduate university.
Trent has led the Maclean’s Magazine rankings for Ontario in the “primarily undergraduate” university category for the past ten years. And we have distinguished ourselves nationally for our leadership in the areas of teaching, research, and student satisfaction, with 95% of our students reporting that they are happy with their decision to study at Trent.
Trent puts the student in charge of learning.
Students have the opportunity to choose from an existing program of study or to design their own one-of-a-kind academic program. The result? Students who are passionate about learning.
Trent emphasizes hands-on learning, both on-campus and off.
Whether it’s participating in field study opportunities on campus, taking part in community-based research projects, or pursuing opportunities for international study, students enjoy opportunities for experiential learning that extend far beyond the classroom.
Trent is situated in a naturally spectacular setting.
Imagine being able to study alongside the river that winds through the heart of our campus—or having the opportunity to explore more than 30 kilometers of hiking trails. Trent University Durham is a close-knit, teaching-focused campus with an urban vibe, located in the GTA, just minutes from the 401. That’s the Trent difference.
Trent offers students the opportunity to develop a network of like-minded peers.
Your student will have the opportunity to connect with students and faculty members who share their passion for making a difference and who are eager to grapple with some of the most pressing issues of our time—relationships that serve students well during their time at Trent and beyond.
Trent provides a warm and welcoming environment.
Studying at a small university means that students are able to benefit from one-on-one relationships with our caring and supportive faculty and staff. And being affiliated with one of our colleges allows students to feel at home from the moment they first step foot on campus.
A Trent education is a launching pad to an exciting and meaningful career.
Nearly nine out of ten students who are working full-time two years after graduation report that the skills they acquired at Trent are directly relevant to their careers. And, what’s more, those students who choose to continue their studies find that Trent’s interdisciplinary approach to learning provides them with a unique advantage when applying to law school, medical school, graduate, or professional programs.
#1 undergraduate university in Ontario, 10 years in a row
#1 in Canada for Scholarships and Bursaries, 20 years in a row
#1 undergraduate in Ontario for highest overall quality
#1 in Ontario for Student Services; #3 in Canada
#1 in Ontario for Student Awards
#1 in Canada in promoting Indigenous visibility
#1 in Ontario for Academic Advising
#1 in Ontario for Extracurricular Activities
Maclean’s University Rankings, 2021
Among Top 1,000 Universities in the World
Center for World University Rankings, 2015