Trent University: Narrative Description

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1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8
Tel: (705)748-1011; Admissions: (705)748-1011; Fax: (705)748-1629; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 1,400-acre suburban campus with easy access to Toronto. Endowment: $19.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $7.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9797 per student. Total enrollment: 7,348. Faculty: 357 (255 full-time, 102 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. full-time: 5,850 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 1,269 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 21 provinces and territories, 106 other countries. Retention: 84% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Sir Sandford Fleming College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $95. Area resident tuition: $4184 full-time, $837 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $579 full-time, $83.29 per course part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $10,936 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all. Most popular organizations: Trent Radio, Trent International Program, Trent Central Student Association, Arthur (student newspaper), Excalibur (yearbook). Major annual events: Head of Trent (Homecoming), Spring Music Festival, Elders Gathering. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Thomas J. Bata Library plus 2 others with 579,557 books, 2,312 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.9 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The university is situated on the banks of the Otonabee River, three miles north of Peterborough, Ontario. Two other colleges are located in residential areas of downtown Peterborough, one of Ontario's oldest and loveliest cities.

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