Trinity Western University

  • 7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC, V2Y 1Y1view map
  • (604) 888-7511
  • (604) 513-2061
  • www.twu.ca

Fact Sheet

  • 1962
  • University
  • Specialized
  • English

What the Students Say

Five Things:

  1. Christianity integrated throughout curriculum
  2. Strong sense of community
  3. Self-contained atmosphere in "Trinity bubble"
  4. Students must abide by rules on smoking, drinking
  5. Private institution, high tuition fees

Courses With Kudos

Religious Studies, Nursing, Business, Education, Psychology, Human Kinetics

Student Sound Offs

"The professors are always giving more time to the students than they have to. They're willing to sacrifice their time so that we can do our absolute best."

"Trinity offers a truly unique experience. The way the school integrates faith and academia is exceptional, and I appreciate the deep-felt desire our profs have to invest in their students' lives."

"The tuition is very high. It is the most expensive university in the country. I understand that it is a private institution; however, it is almost unfeasible."

"The campus is horrible - not a single building is in the same architectural style, if you can even call it that. The lake and the lawns and flowers and trees are beautiful, but the campus buildings are hideous."

"Trinity charges commuters for wireless Internet. What are they thinking? We are already paying an arm and a leg just to go there, the campus is inadequate as it is, and now we have to pay for wireless ... That's just wrong."

"I love the sense of community that Trinity has. For someone who lives away from home, it has become a place of comfort and safety, a place where I enjoy being."

"It has the tendency to come across to others as a snobby university, because the university community is so close and involved with each other. If you are an outsider looking in, or haven't participated in a group or activity of some sort ... I have heard that TWU seems cliquey."

"It is not true that Trinity Western is a Bible school. I believe it makes a tremendous effort to provide a quality academic environment with an emphasis on holistic liberal arts education and growth of individuals, rather than being career-minded."

"People seem to believe that we have crazy rules and regulations. Yes, there are some things that a student has to agree to in order to be accepted, but part of that is simply because it is a Christian university. Most of us are not religious fanatics, nor do we stay home and read our Bibles all the time."


Student survey results and additional indicators

For: Trinity Western University
Institution size classification: Very 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 A A-

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 A+ A-

Academic Resources

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Ease of Course Registration Process A+ 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+ A-
Sense of Community Within Your Faculty A A-
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 37 55
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 39% 29%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 60% 63%
Percentage of First Year Classes taken with 100+ Students 1% 8%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with < 30 Students 64% 56%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 30-100 students 36% 41%
Percentage of Fourth Year Classes taken with 100+ Students N/A 2%

Technology

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Speed of On-Campus Internet Connection A- B-
Availability of Computers On-Campus A- A-
Access to Course / Teaching Materials On-Line A- A-
Labs and Research Equipment A- 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 B A-
Physical Fitness, Sports and Recreational Facilities B+ B+

Libraries

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

Employment

Results for: All fields of study Results Average
Relevance and Acquisition of Knowledge and Skills Needed for Future Career A B+
Reputation of the University Among Employers A B+
Co-op / Internship Opportunities A- B
Career and Employment Services A- 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 D C
Variety and Quality of Cultural and Sports Activities and Events A- B+
Affordability and Quality of Places to Hang Out Like Restaurants, Bars, clubs or Coffee Shops B B
Availability and Affordability of Off-Campus Housing C+ B-

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 80% 70%

Student Services

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