Trent University - Durham GTA

55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1964

About us

Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration.

The Durham GTA campus offers a close-knit community with an urban vibe, conveniently located in Oshawa, 40 minutes from downtown Toronto. Students can learn from expert faculty using the latest in theory and practice in unique programs such as Communications, Child & Youth Studies, Journalism & Creative Writing and Policing & Community Well-Being. Students can benefit from a vast array of joint majors and innovative approaches to renowned programs such as Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Social Work, English, Sociology and Philosophy.

Why Trent University - Durham GTA

  • Campus Life and Surroundings: Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the Region’s natural beauty, greenbelt and extensive network of trails. Students can also enjoy sports facilities, premier shopping centres and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. For students who want to be close to the action while enjoying the charm of a close-knit community, the GTA is the ideal place to live, learn and thrive.

  • Supportive Environment: Trent University Durham has one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any university in Ontario. Students benefit from professors who are passionate about their subjects and who have an extraordinary commitment to teaching.

  • Many Options: Trent University offers over 100 programs across its two campuses. This means that at Trent, students don’t have to choose between programs and passions. The flexible degree options allow them to do both.

  • Real-World Experience: Valuable real-world experience is at students' fingertips at Trent – through experimental learning and hands-on research, students will work side-by-side with leading faculty on research projects on campus, in the community, and around the world.


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