1962 as Trinity Junior College
1972 as Trinity Western College
1985 as Trinity Western University
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Evangelical Free Churches of Canada and America
Tuition, private donations and supporting services
42 undergraduate majors
16 graduate programs
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
On-campus housing available for 897 students
More than 225,000 print holds, 180,000 electronic books, and 13,600 electronic journals at the main campus’ Norma Marion Alloway Library. The Library is a member of the BC ELN, eHLbc, COPPUL and CRKN consortia and participates in the provincial AskAway virtual reference service.
Member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS); men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, 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.
(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.
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).
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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.).
Students earn credit while studying with TWU in England, Guyana, Hawaii, Italy, Lithuania, New York City, Northern Ireland and more.
Canadian Institute of Linguistics
English as a Second Language Institute
Catholic Pacific College
Coastal Pacific Aviation
Research Institutes & Centres
- Religion in Canada Institute
- John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies
- Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
- Gender Studies Institute
- Centre for Spiritual Formation in Higher Education
- Centre for Equity and Global Engagement
- Inklings Institute of Canada
- Institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives
Faculty/School Institutes and Centres:
- Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Institute for Christian Apologetics
- Religion Culture and Conflict
- Smarter Families
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.
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On-campus resident spaces
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.
- Rec Services
- Student clubs
- Theatre productions
- Spartans Athletics
- New student orientation
- Commuter services
- International student programs
- Student Association Events
- Discipleship & Mentoring
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.
- Campus Services
- Centre for Life Calling and Career Development
- Food Services
- Gym & Fitness Centre
- International Student Programs
- Learning Services
- Mail Centre
- Parent Relations
- Security Services
- Wellness Centre