Trent University: Statistics



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#1190 of 14,131 In the World
#341 of 2,597 In North America
#35 of 101 In Canada
#14 of 24 In Ontario
#212 of 3,327 For Environmental Chemistry
Top50% For 106 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate33%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to April (September - December; January-April)

We've calculated the 33% acceptance rate for Trent University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Trent University has published 9,306 scientific papers with 215,320 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Geology, Geography and Cartography, and Sociology.


Trent University majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
5,775 / 160,396
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,476 / 99,574
5,087 / 143,156
3,846 / 111,312
3,731 / 109,008
3,589 / 102,019
3,364 / 92,331
3,359 / 102,804
Geography and Cartography
3,246 / 83,954
2,979 / 48,371
2,893 / 85,323
Political Science
2,727 / 36,991
Computer Science
2,539 / 72,724
2,442 / 40,272
2,362 / 35,067
2,336 / 41,710
Organic Chemistry
2,106 / 67,849
2,100 / 61,917
Quantum and Particle physics
1,938 / 56,071
1,796 / 36,886
1,702 / 53,342
Materials Science
1,598 / 44,323
1,531 / 38,780
1,504 / 38,588
1,372 / 47,108
Environmental Chemistry
1,227 / 50,202
1,209 / 31,987
1,194 / 20,910
1,127 / 30,250
Public Health
1,111 / 25,334
1,083 / 31,679
Art & Design
1,080 / 14,403
1,050 / 24,863
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
1,005 / 27,418
932 / 19,505
839 / 26,585
829 / 17,273
Metallurgical Engineering
753 / 20,265
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
746 / 18,236
745 / 18,586

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 77 388
1991 87 474
1992 76 484
1993 92 511
1994 105 768
1995 100 602
1996 106 676
1997 108 780
1998 117 894
1999 112 1138
2000 140 1339
2001 138 1574
2002 124 1976
2003 158 2249
2004 176 2510
2005 170 2868
2006 219 3568
2007 259 4082
2008 354 5074
2009 264 5653
2010 335 6364
2011 337 7594
2012 384 8828
2013 370 10248
2014 378 11067
2015 367 11539
2016 407 11923
2017 419 12652
2018 426 13322
2019 423 14712
2020 423 17416
2021 595 21125
2022 419 18434
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Trent University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Domestic Tuition (CAD) International Tuition (CAD)
Bachelor of Arts 10,000 25,000
Bachelor of Science 12,000 30,000
Bachelor of Business Administration 15,000 35,000
Master of Arts 8,000 20,000
Master of Science 10,000 25,000

Trent University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Trent University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes No
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes No No
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes No
Mathematics Yes Yes No
Medicine Yes Yes No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Baccalauréat/Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, African Studies, Agriculture, Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminology, Ecology, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, French Studies, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Natives Education, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Teacher Training, Transport Management, Water Science
Maîtrise/Master's Degree Anthropology, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Cultural Studies, Data Processing, Education, English, Environmental Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Management, Materials Engineering, Nursing, Psychology
Diplôme et certificat de 2e cycle/Graduate Diploma and Certificate Chemistry, Educational Administration, Environmental Management, Nursing
Doctorat/Doctoral Degree Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Materials Engineering, Psychology

Trent University alumni

  1. Yann Martel

    Yann Martel
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1963-.. (age 60)
    writerscreenwriternovelistshort story writerprosaist

    Yann Martel, is a Canadian author who wrote the Man Booker Prize–winning novel Life of Pi, an international bestseller published in more than 50 territories. It has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on the bestseller lists of the New York Times and The Globe and Mail, among many other best-selling lists. Life of Pi was adapted for a movie directed by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars including Best Director and winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

  2. Mani Haghighi

    Mani Haghighi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    1969-.. (age 54)
    screenwriterfilm directoractor

    Mani Haghighi is an Iranian film director, writer, film producer, and actor. Haghighi started making movies in 2001.

  3. Takako Suzuki

    Takako Suzuki
    Born in
    Japan Flag Japan
    1986-.. (age 37)

    Takako Suzuki is a Japanese politician from the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). She represents Hokkaido through the proportional representation block. She was a member of the Democratic Party of Japan and New Party Daichi.

  4. John Horgan

    John Horgan
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1959-.. (age 64)

    John Joseph Horgan is a Canadian politician who served as the 36th premier of British Columbia from 2017 to 2022, and also as the leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party from 2014 to 2022. Horgan was the member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the constituency of Langford-Juan de Fuca and its predecessors from 2005 to 2023.

All 19 notable alumni

Trent University faculties and divisions

Campus : Oshawa Anthropology, English, Environmental Studies, History, Literature, Natural Resources, Psychology, Sociology
Centre : Community-Based Education Education
Centre : Kawartha World Issues Education
Course/Programme : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Course/Programme : Business Administration Business Administration, Development Studies, Human Resources, Management
Course/Programme : Chemical Physics Chemistry, Physics
Course/Programme : Computing and Physics Computer Science, Physics
Course/Programme : Concurrent Teacher Education Art Education, Computer Education, Foreign Languages Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Science Education, Teacher Training
Course/Programme : Degree Completion Options Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Natural Resources
Course/Programme : Diploma Studies Canadian Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native Language, Natives Education
Course/Programme : Ecological Restoration Ecology
Course/Programme : Emphasis Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethics, Food Science, International Economics, International Studies, Law, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Museum Studies, Nordic Studies, Political Sciences, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training
Course/Programme : Environmental Chemistry Chemistry, Environmental Studies
Course/Programme : Environmental Resource Science / Studies Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies, Natural Resources
Course/Programme : Forensic Science Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
Course/Programme : Indigenous Environmental Studies Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies
Course/Programme : International Development Studies Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Political Sciences, Social Problems, Social Studies
Course/Programme : International Political Economy International Economics
Course/Programme : International Students, Study Abroad Business Administration, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Social Sciences
Course/Programme : Professional Studies Business Administration, Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing, Teacher Training
Course/Programme : Psychology Cognitive Sciences, Developmental Psychology, Neurosciences, Psychology
Course/Programme : Special Programs and Opportunities Teacher Training
Department/Division : Ancient History and Classics Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Classical Languages, Greek (Classical), Latin, Literature, Theatre
Department/Division : Anthropology Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
Department/Division : Astronomy and Physics Astronomy and Space Science, Physics
Department/Division : Biology Biology, Health Sciences
Department/Division : Canadian Studies Canadian Studies
Department/Division : Chemistry Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
Department/Division : Computing and Information Systems Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Department/Division : Cultural Studies Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Film, Literature, Media Studies, Music, Social Sciences, Theatre, Visual Arts
Department/Division : Economics Econometrics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Labour and Industrial Relations, Mathematics, Statistics
Department/Division : English Literature English, Literature
Department/Division : Geography Earth Sciences, Geography, Geography (Human), Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Soil Conservation, Soil Management, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning, Water Science, Wildlife
Department/Division : History History
Department/Division : Indigenous Studies Indigenous Studies, Native American Studies, Native Language, Natives Education
Department/Division : Mathematics Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics
Department/Division : Modern Languages and Literatures French, German, Hispanic American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages
Department/Division : Philosophy Ethics, Philosophy
Department/Division : Politics Political Sciences
Department/Division : Sociology Sociology
Department/Division : Women's Studies Women's Studies
School : Education and Professional Learning Art Education, Computer Education, Education, Foreign Languages Education, Natives Education, Science Education, Teacher Training
School : Graduate Studies Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Astronomy and Space Science, Biological and Life Sciences, Canadian Studies, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, Greek (Classical), History, Indigenous Studies, Latin, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Natural Resources, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology
School : Nursing Anatomy, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Physiology
Unit : Trail Studies Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Parks and Recreation, Tourism

General information

Alternative names TU
Founded 1963
Motto Nunc cognosco ex parte
Now I know in part
Colors green, white

Location and contacts

Address 1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7B8
City population 81,000

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