Trent University

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#1 Undergrad University in Ontario, 13 Years Running

Consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top universities, and the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario for 13 years running (Maclean's University Rankings 2023), Trent University is home to a dynamic community of scholars embodying our motto "nunc cognosco ex parte" – now I know in part – valuing what has been learned and what is yet to be discovered.

Attracting excellent students from across the country and around the world, Trent is known for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction. Here, students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span our unique collegiate communities, disciplines, hands-on research, co-op and career experience, 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 your degree in a way that truly reflects your goals and interests.

Come to Ontario’s top undergraduate university – and challenge the way you think.

Two Campuses: Peterborough and Durham GTA

At Trent, we have 2 campuses to choose from: Our inspiring Symons Campus in Peterborough and our thriving urban Durham campus in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our 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 GTA delivers a distinct mix of programming in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Peterborough: Our Campus on the Banks of the Otonabee River

Defined by a river, joined by a bridge, Trent’s Peterborough Campus is a place of possibility, curiosity and beauty. Our breathtaking campus provides a spectacular natural and architecturally inspiring backdrop for tomorrow’s groundbreaking ideas.

Here, our picturesque natural environment is matched only by leading academic programs and nearly limitless opportunities to get involved and gain career experience.

Just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Trent’s Peterborough 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 new competitive co-op streams. At Trent, academic excellence combines with state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to get involved and robust career experiences in a personal close-knit community to create a truly transformative student experience.

Durham GTA: Our Campus in a Dynamic Urban Setting

At Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, your education unfolds on a personal scale.

One of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any university in Ontario combines with the extraordinary commitment of our professors to teaching undergrad students to set Trent University Durham apart. Learn from expert faculty and leading researchers using the latest in theory and practice in unique programs such as Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Communications, Child & Youth Studies, Journalism & Creative Writing and Policing & Community Well-Being. Benefit from a vast array of joint majors, new competitive co-op streams and innovative approaches to renowned programs such as Business Administration, Law, Computer Science, Psychology, Social Work, English, Criminology, Sociology and Philosophy.

If you value a close-knit, scholarly community in a diverse, urban environment, Trent Durham is the vibrant university campus you have been looking for. Spark your intellectual development with engaging instructors in small classes, and kick off your career with abundant hands-on career experience and opportunities to get involved.