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 #1 Undergrad University in Ontario, 12 Years Running
Maclean’s University Rankings 2023

Consistently recognized as one of Canada’s top universities, and the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario for 12 years running, 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.

Across all programs and disciplines, we bring critical, integrative thinking to life. Popular among students is our uniquely flexible learning environment where a single faculty of arts and science allows you 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 picturesque Symons Campus in Peterborough (a place of possibility, curiosity and beauty just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto) and
  • our thriving urban Durham GTA Campus in the Greater Toronto Area (boasting one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any university in Ontario).

Enrollment – Fall 2022

  • 12,649 students
  • 9,719 undergraduate (Peterborough)
  • 2,082 undergraduate (Durham GTA)
  • 848 graduate (Peterborough and Durham GTA)



Choose to study in our arts, sciences, social sciences or professional programs – or any combination.

Through access to world-class research facilities and connections with leading professors, you will graduate from Trent ready to take on the world equipped with astute analytical skills, meaningful career experience and the ability to think outside the box.

From here, you will find success in any path you choose.


Key Dates

Semester Admission Points

Fall, winter, spring and summer.


These deadlines apply to the receipt of all documentation required for admission. We encourage you to apply early.


Admission Requirements

All non-Ontario high school students must submit a non-refundable document evaluation fee of $70 to the OUAC when they apply to Trent.

Current Ontario High School Students

As the #1 undergraduate university in Ontario, Trent is a destination of choice for all Ontario high school students.

Canadian High School Students From Outside of Ontario

We are home to a large community of students from provinces outside of Ontario.

Home-schooled Applicants

We are committed to alternative forms of education and the contributions home-school experiences bring to our university.

International Applicants

We attract top students from around the world. Join our global community of scholars.

Transfer Students

We are one of Ontario’s most transfer-credit friendly universities. Transfer to Trent today – your transfer credit assessment is free!

Mature Students

Like all students, mature students are an important part of our community of scholars.


Supporting Documents

English-language Requirements

We are an English-language university, and it is important to your success at Trent that you are proficient in both spoken and written English.

All students must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions.

If you do not meet our English-language requirements, you may be eligible for our English as a Second Language program.

Extenuating Circumstances

If you have experienced extenuating circumstances that affected your academic performance, you may submit a Students with Extenuating Circumstances form.

If you are applying under the Mature Student category, you should submit a Supplementary Application for Mature Students form.


Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid

We have a full and diverse scholarship program designed to foster and reward high academic achievement among our students.


Offers of Admission

Admission Decisions

All our admission decisions are posted on the OUAC Application and myTrent portal account. You can check your myTrent portal account to view your application status updates at any time.

Transfer Credit Assessment

The Admissions Office will evaluate applications for transfer credits during the admission assessment and will assign credits at that time.

We may request course syllabi for any course we have not previously evaluated for equivalencies. We will guide international applicants through the process of obtaining transfer credits after they receive an offer of admission.


Accessibility Services

The Student Wellness Centre‘s mission is to provide holistic and integrated support in meeting the bio‑psycho-social needs of Trent University students. The interdisciplinary team supports student success and personal well-being through the provision of timely and effective supports.

If you have a documented disability (physical, sensory, medical, psychological or learning disability) and are considering attending Trent, we encourage you to contact Student Accessibility Services at the time of application. Upon acceptance to Trent, some action may be necessary in advance to accommodate your needs.


Campus Tours and Events

Campus Tours

Guided campus tours are offered 6 days a week at both of our campuses.

Open House

See our campuses for yourself and start to picture life as a Trent student at our in-person Open House events held each fall and winter.



Trent University
Recruitment – Campus Tours
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough ON  K9L 0G2

Telephone: 705-748-1332
Toll-free: 1-888-739-8885
Peterborough: discovertrent@trentu.ca
Durham GTA: discovertrentdurham@trentu.ca
Website: www.trentu.ca/discover

Admissions Office
Telephone: 705-748-1678, ext. 6077
Email: admissions@trentu.ca

Office of the Registrar
Telephone: 705-748-1215
Email: registrar@trentu.ca

Student Wellness Centre – Health, Counselling and Accessibility Services
Telephone: 705-748-1281
Email: accessibilityservices@trentu.ca
Website: www.trentu.ca/sas

Financial Aid Office
Telephone: 705-748-1524
Toll-Free: 1-855-698-7368, ext. 1524
Email: financialaid@trentu.ca
Website: www.trentu.ca/studentfinances

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