Drone shot of the Langley campus library and bell tower.

Facts & Figures

Find out more about who we are, how we got here, what we offer, and what our students think.

About Us

We are a global Christian university—committed to equipping graduates for Life.

Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is a global Christian liberal arts university. We are dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between careers, life, and the needs of the world. Drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, seeking to unite faith and reason through teaching and scholarship, Trinity Western University is a degree-granting research institution offering liberal arts and sciences as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. We have three locations in Canada: Langley, Richmond (Lansdowne & Minoru locations), and the Laurentian Leadership Centre in Ottawa. 

Founded 1962

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

Founding Denominations

Evangelical Free Churches of Canada and America

Ranking & 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.

Reviews

96%

Say we met or exceeded their expectations

97%

Are satisfied with their decision to attend

96%

Would recommend us

98%

1st year students would recommend TWU to others

Demographics

45%

Canadian

49%

International

6%

American

80+

Countries

Academics

48

Undergraduate Degree Programs

20

Graduate Degree Programs

7

Schools & Faculties

25

Average 1st Year Class Size

30,000

Alumni

Athletics

16

Member of U Sports; men's and women's basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country and track and field.

12

U SPORTS National Championships

32

Canada West Championships

Spartans

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Campus Life

There are extensive opportunities to get involved with student life at Trinity Western whether one is interested in sports, 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.

Residences

On-campus housing available for 1,100 students including dorms, community living (Robson), and apartments (reserved for upper classmen).

University Services

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

Financial Aid

  • $8M in financial aid available to TWU students every year
  • 97% of students received scholarships and financial aid from TWU in 2019
  • $5,600 is the average amount of financial aid TWU students receive each year

Library Resources

  • More than 217,000 print books, 283,000 electronic books, and 58,000 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.