Trent University

The #1 undergraduate university in Ontario, Trent University is consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction. Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.

Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues.

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 Trent University Durham delivers a distinct mix of programming in the GTA.


Why Trent University

Your College, Your Community 

At Trent, our colleges are communities that promote learning, embrace diversity and lead to friendships that last a lifetime. Made up of classrooms, lounges, faculty offices, dining facilities, residence rooms and more, they are places where students from all years make meaningful connections with each other, professors and staff.

Follow Your Passion

Whether you are an artist, activist, actor, writer, or student leader, you will find an opportunity to pursue your passions outside of classes too. Meet new friends and explore your interests by joining one of the nearly 100 student clubs and groups at Trent. Can’t find one that matches your interests? Create your own. You can do that here.

Varsity, Campus Recreation, & Athletics 

Whether you’re interested in competing at the highest level of sport with one of our varsity athletic teams, or simply looking to join in recreational activities and fitness classes, there’s something for everyone at Trent. With our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities, combined with access to the Otonabee River, diverse nature areas and walking trails, you’re bound to find your fit with a recreational activity, competitive sporting team or a fitness class that best suits your interests.