Trinity Western University

About TWU

Fact Sheet

TWU campus aerial
TWU's Laurentian Leadership Centre is a well-known Ottawa address, situated at 252 Metcalfe Street, leading directly to Parliament Hill.

Overview

Established

1962 as Trinity Junior College
1972 as Trinity Western College
1985 as Trinity Western University

Member

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Founding Denominations

Evangelical Free Churches of Canada and America

Funding

Tuition, private donations and supporting services

Programs

42 undergraduate majors
16 graduate programs

Main Campus

Langley, B.C., 157-acres, 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 2 1/2 hours from Seattle
Virtual Tour
Google Street View

Extension campuses

Laurentian Leadership Centre (Ottawa, Ontario)
Bellingham Campus (Washington, USA)
Richmond Campus (Richmond, BC) Coming in 2014

Ecological Study Areas

Langley Campus ESA: 60 acres
Crows Nest, Salt Spring Island ESA: 72.7 acres

Residences

On-campus housing available for 842 students

Library Resources

More than 210,000 print holdings, 4,500 non-print holdings, 20,000 electronic resources, and 350,000 microform units at the main campus' Norma Marion Alloway Library

Athletics

Member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS); men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, cross country and track and field

Rankings and Awards

TWU is consistently ranked among the top two universities in Canada for Educational Experience by the National Survey of Student Engagement according to Maclean’s magazine.

The University received an A+ in quality of education for seven consecutive years in The Globe and Mail's 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Canadian University Reports – the only university to achieve this result.


Academics

Undergraduate Programs

(BA, B.Sc., BFA, BBA, B.Ed., BHK) Acting, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics with Computer Science, Art, Biblical Studies, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Christianity and Culture, Media + Communication, Computing Science, Corporate Communications, Drama, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fine Arts, General Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, Human Services, Inter-Cultural Religious Studies, International Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Natural and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Political Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, TESOL.

Graduate Studies

Biblical Studies (MA), Business Administration (MBA), Counselling Psychology (MA), Interdisciplinary Humanities (MA), Leadership (MA), Linguistics (MA), Marriage and Family Therapy (MA), Nursing (M.Sc.), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA).

Faculties

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Schools

School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Kinetics, Sport, and Leisure Management, School of Nursing, School of the Arts, Media + Culture.

Graduate School of Theological Studies

Christian Studies (MA), Counseling (MC), Cross-cultural Ministries (MA), Divinity (M.Div.), Applied Linguistics and Exegesis (MLE), Theological Studies (MTS), Theology (MTH), Ministry (D.Min.).

Study Tours

Students earn credit while studying with TWU in England, Guyana, Hawaii, Italy, Lithuania, New York City, Northern Ireland and more.

Affiliates

Canadian Institute of Linguistics
English as a Second Language Institute
Redeemer Pacific College
Coastal Pacific Aviation

Research Institutes & Centres

University Institutes:

 Faculty/School Institutes and Centres:


Students

Student Learning Outcomes

Trinity Western students acquire the thinking skills, expertise, professional abilities and character qualities essential for today’s global marketplace.

Read more about the Student Learning Outcomes statement here.

Total annual enrolment

4,000

Undergraduate enrolment

1,900
72% Canadian
12% American
13% International

Alumni

24,000

Average class size

15 students

On-campus resident spaces

897

Campus Life

There are extensive opportunities to get involved with student life at Trinity Western whether one is interested in sports, theatre, music, developing leadership skills, or local or oversees ministry. TWU’s vibrant community programs connect students to others with shared interests, helping to build friendships that last a lifetime.

University Services

The TWU campus is a small community in and of itself. To service TWU residents and students, TWU provides an array of campus services that make life just a little bit easier.

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