17 Facts About Trent University


Trent University is a public liberal arts university in Peterborough, Ontario, with a satellite campus in Oshawa, which serves the Regional Municipality of Durham.

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Trent University operates largely through its colleges: Champlain, Lady Eaton, Catharine Parr Traill, Otonabee, and Peter Gzowski.

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Symons campus of Trent University, named after founding president Thomas Symons, is located on the banks of the Otonabee River at the northeast corner of the City of Peterborough.

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Trent University resulted from a community discussion in 1957 about opening a post-secondary institution in the Trent Valley.

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In 1963 Trent University was founded as a non-denominational, public institution in downtown Peterborough, Ontario.

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Trent University previously owned Bradburn and Langton Houses on the adjacent London Street, but both properties were sold to the Peterborough Housing Corporation in 2009.

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Later, Trent University took space at Durham College and steadily expanded the range of courses available before acquiring a former elementary school on Thornton Road.

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In July 2014, Trent University announced they will open a Masters in Educational Studies program that will begin in July 2015.

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Trent University offers a program in Indigenous Environmental Studies in addition to a specialized Diploma in Foundations of Indigenous Learning that provides access for people of Indigenous heritage.

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Trent University offers a number of Internet-based courses to their students.

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Trent University has a variety of clubs and groups, including a number of theatre groups, social interest groups, newspapers, religious groups, political chapters and academic societies and Greeks.

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Trent University installed a new artificial turf athletics field in the summer of 2005.

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The Head of the Trent weekend, which serves as a homecoming event, takes place at Trent University and includes a wide range of athletic and festive events.

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The Head of The Trent University is one of the largest events of its kind in the world, and the largest single-day regatta in North America.

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In Maclean's 2023 university rankings, Trent University ranked fourth in its "primarily undergraduate" category.

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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 2016 list of the world's top 1,000 universities, up from number 31 nationally, and number 910 overall worldwide in 2015.

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Trent University was one of 32 universities to make the list in Canada.

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