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Trent University


Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world.

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 the Durham GTA campus offers a close-knit community with an urban vibe, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto.

  • 220,000 population Greater Peterborough Area
  • 90 min to downtown Toronto, and now even faster with the 407 expansion open
  • Top 25 friendliest cities in Canada
  • One of the 21 most active cities in Canada thanks to abundance of biking, paddling and indoor rock climbing options

Nobel Prize Winners – we have two at Trent. Alumnus James Orbinkski ‘80 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Doctors Without Borders. Professor Chris Furgal was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for raising awareness of global climate change.

Five Trent grads have the distinction of being renowned Rhodes Scholars, having received the Rhodes International Postgraduate Award, which is widely considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious scholarships.

At a glance

Trent has been Ontario’s #1 undergraduate university 10 years in a row

  • #1 undergraduate university in Ontario; 10 years in a row
  • #1 in Canada for Scholarships and Bursaries, 20 consecutive years
  • #1 in Ontario for Student Services & Student Awards
  • #1 undergraduate university in Ontario for highest overall quality
  • #1 in Canada in promoting Indigenous visibility
  • #1 in Ontario for Academic Advising
  • #1 in Ontario for Extracurricular Activities
  • #2 in Ontario for producing Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Our Environmental Science and Biology programs ranked among Canada’s top 20
  • Among Top 6.3% Universities in the World Trent graduates get jobs.

Trent graduates get jobs

  • 96% of Trent grads employed within 2 years after graduation
  • Trent graduates of Nursing and Mathematics reported a 100% graduate employment rate two years after graduation; Physical Science grads reported a 100% graduate employment rate six months after graduation
  • Agriculture and Bio Science students from Trent see a 91% graduate employment rate two years after graduation;
  • Graduates from the Education program at Trent see an impressive 96% graduate employment rate two years after graduation;
  • Humanities graduates at Trent recorded an employment rate of 97% just six months after graduation, higher than the province average.

Trent students are glad they came

  • 95% of students are happy they chose Trent
  • 94% of students are satisfied with the overall quality of their Trent education

Location – 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


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