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Trent University


My next stop is Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario which consistently ranks highly for leadership in teaching, student satisfaction, and academic research. Trent University is nestled in 1500 acres of woodlands and is surrounded by the west bank of the Otonbee River. There are two campuses one in Peterborough, Ontario and one in Oshawa, Ontario in Durham. When I landed on campus I was in awe of the surrounding area, it felt mythical. I could only begin to imagine what it must be like to venture into the wilderness. They have everything from camping to canoeing. There are over 30 km of hiking trails on campus. Trent can guarantee a student experience like no other.

Trent is made up of 8,205 students around 6,854 undergraduates at the Peterborough campus and 869 undergraduates at the Durham campus. They have 482 graduates and a total of 580 international students. The student to faculty ratio is an impressive 18:1. You’ll never get bored on campus! There are over 100 clubs to choose from, including a student-driven co-operative café, Trent Radio, the Trent Film Society, the Trent Fashion Show, the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty, Trent Meal Exchange, Trent International Students’ Association and more. A picture looking back on the campus is provided below.

Trent University
Programmes include Environmental Studies, offered through the School of the Environment; Nursing; Forensics; Biochemistry and Sciences; International Development; and the popular School of Business, just to name a few. A full list of programmes can be found here. The Environmental Sciences programme is one of particular interest because you really do study in the environment which will prepare you to be part of the workforce. Programmes at Trent offer students the breadth to build their own degree, creating the pathway for a multitude of careers.

Locally, there is plenty to do. Not only are you 90 minutes from Toronto but on your door step you have a range of bars and restaurants. You even have axe throwing! See picture below!

I was impressed by Trent and its ambitious spirit to provide students with an unforgettable experience. If you like the outdoors, you will love Trent. You can find out more about Trent University here.

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