Trent University

  • 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8view map
  • (705) 748-1011
  • (888) 739-8885
  • (705) 748-1246
  • www.trentu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1963
  • University
  • Undergraduate
  • English
  • James Orbinski - co-founder of Doctors Without Borders; Yann Martel - Author; Richard Wright - Author

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Relaxing out-of-town location with river and greenery
  2. Striking concrete buildings
  3. Controversially rebranding itself to compete with big universities
  4. Welcoming, tolerant community
  5. Students at Oshawa campus have access to facilities at Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Courses With Kudos

Environmental and Resource Studies, Indigenous Studies, International Development, Forensic Science, Canadian Studies, Concurrent Teacher Education

Student Sound Offs

"What I love best about the quality of education at Trent has to be the teacher/student ratio. It is one of the lowest in Canada, if not the lowest. All of my seminar leaders/TA's know me by name."

"Every class has seminars or labs connected to the lectures -- makes learning much more effective."

"The slogan was, for years, 'Canada's small outstanding university.' Ever since the administration has ruled that 'The World Belongs to Those Who Understand It,' Trent has become no longer small nor outstanding."

"Trent is a very welcoming university that gives everyone the benefit of the doubt."

"I enjoy the fact that the Trent campus has a lot of trees and nature. We also have the Otonabee River running through the campus, which is very appealing. In all seasons except winter, there are always students playing music and playing various games."

"I'm a big fan of the architecture here. The modernist/geometric shapes contrast really well with the very organic setting."

"The community atmosphere for students leaving home for the first time. It's an easy adjustment for them and it's often overlooked in recruiting."

"There doesn't seem to be a lot of school spirit. Our athletic program is very limited. We don't have a hockey team or a football team."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Trent University
Institution size classification: Small   (see the methodology)

    Notes
  1. Latest survey update: September 2012
  2. Other data sources: latest available data shown
  3. All letter grade results are student satisfaction data

Legend

Canadian University Report - Student Survey
 

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Overall Student Satisfaction

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Satisfaction B+ B+

Quality of Teaching

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Overall Quality of Teaching and Learning A- A-
Out-of-Class Communication Between Students and Instructors A- A-
Academic Reputation of Faculty Members B+ B+

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process B+ B+
Number of Courses to Choose From B- B-

Campus Atmosphere

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Sense of Community on Campus A- B
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A- B+
Sense of Personal Safety and Security A+ A

Class Size

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Class Size A A
Average # of Students in First Year Class 257 120
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 4% 17%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 20% 53%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 76% 31%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 47% 44%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 47% 51%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 6% 5%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection C+ B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus B+ B+
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line B+ B+
Labs and Research Equipment B+ B

Physical Infrastructure

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Classrooms and Lecture Halls B B
Student Residences B B
General Attractiveness of Buildings A- B+
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities A+ B+

Libraries

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Availability of Books / Articles / Periodicals B B+
Study Spaces in the Library B B
Library Hours of Operation A- B+

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career B+ B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers B- B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities C+ B
Career and Employment Services B B

Off Campus

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
The City or Town in Which the Institution is Located B+ B
Quality of Public Transportation B C+
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events B B
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops A- B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing B+ C+

Athletics

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Recreational and Athletic Programs and Services A B+
Percentage of Students Using Campus Recreation and Athletic Programs and Services 83% 67%

Student Services

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Academic Support Services (e.g. Writing Clinics, Learning and Study Skill Workshops) B+ B+
Academic Counselling and Advising Services A- B
Campus Bookstore D B-
Services for International Students A- B+