Trent University, shortened to Trent, is a public liberal arts and science university in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Today, it has nearly 8,000 students enrolled in more than 90 programs.
Known for its Oxbridge college system, the university offers undergraduate programs and graduate programs at the masters and doctoral level. Here are the popular courses at Trent University.
|Type of university||Public|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||8445|
|Number of Postgraduate Seats||494|
|Number of International Students||699|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||34%|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||CAD 19397 - CAD 21,295|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Postgraduate International Students||CAD 18,300 - CAD 20,166|
|Test Scores Accepted||MELAB, TOEFL, IELTS, and CAEL|
|Score Required for Graduates||MELAB -85 TOEFL - 86 IELTS-6.5 CAEL-60|
Two campuses: Peterborough and Durham - Greater Toronto Area
Durham - GTA Campus
Housing is available on both Peterborough Campus and Durham Campus. Trent follows a college system i.e. each student belongs to a college and lives in the residence under that college.
Durham Campus has residence available in South Village. While Peterborough has 7 college residence.
Trent University offers 100+ certificate, degree, diploma and specialization programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers a total of 29 specializations for students to choose from divided into the following 7 schools:
Trent follows a college system that consists of the following colleges:
An international candidate must prove his/her proficiency in English through English Language Tests accepted by Trent University. Following tests and scores are accepted by Trent University as a measure of English Proficiency: -
|Test Name||Minimum Score Required|
|86 with no part less than 20 (Internet-based)|
|IELTS||6.5 with no band below 6.0|
|MELAB||85, with no part below 80|
|Cambridge English||Advanced grade of 'C'|
The tuition fee varies for different courses. It is to be paid once a year at the time of commencement of a session.
|Undergraduate courses||Canadian students: CAD 6600 - CAD 8,224|
|International students: CAD 19,396 - CAD 21,295|
|Graduate courses||Canadian students: CAD 3,793- CAD 9,927|
|International students: CAD 18,300 - CAD 20,166|
The months in which the tuition fees are to be paid for various sessions are:
Room charges range from CAD 1,980 - CAD 7,300 and include the following facilities:
|Fully Furnished Bedroom||Television Set|
|Living Room||Laundry Room|
|Gaming Room||24*7 Security|
Students can also opt for off-campus residence. Places4Students provides students off-campus housing services.
Trent University provides a number of sources to fund its students’ education. The same are as follows:
Trent has a number of scholarships, the amount for which ranges from CAD 1,000 - CAD 22,000 for each year. Some scholarships for international students are:
Bursaries are small amount given to students who need financial assistance. A student must be a returning one and enrolled in a full-time course to avail bursaries. The amount can range from CAD 500 - CAD 2,000 a year.
The university has a Trent Work-Study Program through which students in need of financial aids can get jobs in and around the campus.
Having a SIN is mandatory for working and tax purposes. A SIN is valid for 5 years and can be renewed after the term expires. You can obtain a SIN by visiting the Service Canada office with the following documents:
Trent University has a strong alumni network with more than 44,000 members. The university provides its alumni benefits like alumni discounts, insurance, and financial management, as well as professional and career aid.
Trent alumni can avail the library services and bookstore discounts using their membership cards. It also provides special scholarships for children of alumni.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$16,038 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||16 : 1|
|Trent University Enrollment||8940|
|Average Graduation Rate||70.5%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$16,038 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$14,843 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Traditional Single||$5,556 / Year|
|Meal Plan||$3,337 / Year|
|Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Chemistry Programs||Canadian Society for Chemistry|
|Education Programs||Ontario College of Teachers|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Nursing Programs||Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing|
|Programs||Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario|
|Programs||Environmental Careers Organization of Canada|
|Programs||Canadian Association for Social Work Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #301 - #400
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#1148 [Out of 1250]
23.1 [Out of 100]
#371 [Out of 400]
29.6 [Out of 100]
#301 - #400 [Out of 500]
#1248 [Out of 2000]
68.9 [Out of 100]
based on 5 students ratings
Scholarship money, cheaper than other universities, accepting the culture and interesting courses, has good varsity teams and a nice gym. Organized faculty and helpful academic advisor for international students and also job hunting and co-ops. It's ranked the most beautiful campus in the entire province and is on the banks of a river.
Decent, it's very scarcely populated with less diversity but the people aren't very accepting it has a small campus and it's located in a very small city with 81000 people only so not many internship opportunities as such.
Reputation and affordability of the program compared to other MBA programs in the country. The faculty is great also the co-op component of the program helps students who want to get work experience before graduation.
Great course curriculum which incorporated our feedback pretty quickly and caters to everyone targeting for different industries and career fields in the future like fashion, marketing, nursing, etc.
When I was deciding on my University choice I took a lot of factors into perspective. I have always been one to like small towns and drama-less places and Peterborough ON offered me both. Trent University is known for its beautiful environment and scenery and was very important in my decision.
I personally love a large number of curriculums at Trent. I am a Business Administration student because I love everything with business. I am specializing in Accounting and I have loved every moment of it.
The main reason I chose Trent is that they offered me a scholarship for free tuition. At the time I applied for post-secondary schools I believed I wanted to be far away from home. When it came time to choose though, this ended up being the closest school I had applied to and that was one of the reasons I chose it.
I'm extremely interested in the purse options. I find that the course load is manageable for the most part, but compared to other degrees it can be quite heavy at times. I would prefer different class availabilities and time offerings.
I got into the program. It was a super competitive program and the school had small class sizes and a small division. The campus was set up in this town that was considered more environmentally friendly.
The course curriculum is pretty good. Some of the classes could potentially be better or have a better form of instruction rather than how they do it at the present. Some classes were useless in the long run and they should get rid of them.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary