Trent University

Trent University

Trent University is a public liberal arts and science-oriented university located in Peterborough, Ontario, with a satellite campus in Oshawa, which serves the Regional Municipality of Durham. The university was founded through the efforts of a citizens’ committee interested in creating a university to serve the City of Peterborough and the surrounding counties.

Close to 6,800 undergraduate students and nearly 500 graduate students are enrolled at the Peterborough campus while Trent University Durham serves over 800 full and part-time students at the Thornton Road campus in Oshawa. Some of the specialized programs at Trent include the Human Resources Management Certificate Program, a joint program with Fleming College allowing students to earn a B.Sc.F.S. in Forensic Science, and a B.Sc.N. program in Nursing.


The university is located in Peterborough, Ontario with a satellite campus in Oshawa


Trent University is ranked 29th among Canada’s top universities and 884th among the world’s universities, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 2016 list of the world’s top 1,000 universities, up from number 31 nationally, and number 910 overall worldwide in 2015.

This places Trent University in the top 3.6% of universities worldwide. Trent University was one of only 32 universities to make the list in Canada (of the 98 Canadian universities). Trent University also ranked #1 in Ontario in Maclean’s University Ranking in the Primarily Undergraduate Category and #2 in Canada.

Why choose Trent University

  • Constantly ranks highly for leadership and teaching, student satisfaction and academic research.
  • # 1 undergraduate university in Ontario as per Maclean’s University Rankings, 2016.
  • Trent offers academically rigorous programs with all the benefits of high-quality research and interactive teaching within a personal, close-knit community.
  • Mentoring programs that connect students with alumni to talk about careers and networking.
  • The scenery. The Peterborough campus is “achingly beautiful”. The Rotary Greenway Trail attracts cyclists, runners and in the winter skiers to the banks of the Otonabee River, which leads to Peterborough’s downtown.