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Thompson Rivers University (TRU)

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School ID: SU010006
Rank: 1,963
* Webometrics Ranking of World Universities
Applied number: 165

TRU is the third institution in BC to achieve accreditation from NWCCU, and the first to achieve it in under three years.

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General description

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to us—from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on our campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. Our students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. 

Why TRU?

At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals with many learning options. Be supported with individualized student services. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. TRU offers an outstanding range of programs, from trades to traditional academics, certificates to bachelor and graduate degrees. Our faculties and schools provide academic and professional career paths, interdisciplinary options, and opportunities like co-op and undergraduate research to enrich learning. Our students have more ways to learn, with face-to-face, distance and online or blended learning options. A variety of services support students to achieve excellence.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year CAD$ 20,000
Cost of Living/Year CAD$ 12,000
Application Fee CAD$ 100
Estimated Total/Year CAD$ 30,100

Main majors

  • Faculty of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • Faculty of Science

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