Lucky Seven: Trent U Tops Maclean's Rankings For The Seventh Year In A Row

Trent University—which has experienced record-breaking numbers as the provincial leader in increases in applications and first choice accepts—had another strong showing in the Maclean’s University Rankings issue this year.

It ranked as the No. 1 undergraduate university in Ontario for the seventh year in a row, and No. 3 in its category for all of Canada, and led the way on a number of other key indicators.
“This year’s rankings affirm the transformative learning experience at Trent’s Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses,” says Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “Our jump to number three undergrad university in Canada and our position as the number one university in Ontario for the seventh year running highlights that a Trent education is widely-respected and deeply valued by our students across the country and worldwide.”


In addition to Trent’s impressive overall ranking in the undergraduate category, the University was once again ranked No. 1 in Canada for scholarships and bursaries.

Adding to Trent’s national leadership, the University was also named No. 1 in Canada for academic advising staff in addition to several more provincial No. 1 rankings in categories including: student awards, extracurricular activities, and course instructors.


In overall national rankings—these compare all 49 universities across the country—Trent also ranked as the No. 1 primarily undergraduate university in Canada for producing leaders of tomorrow.

In the 2018 report, Trent also moved up in several other categories, including: overall education, highest quality, and most innovative.

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