Thompson Rivers University

country rank  47
world rank  1405

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University Overview

Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Kamloops (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Canadian higher education institution. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 years old Canadian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. TRU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym TRU
Founded 1970
Motto Quansem Ilep
To strive ahead
Colours Dark blue and sage green

University Location

Address 900 McGill Road
V2C 5N3 British Columbia
Tel +1 (250) 828 5252
Fax +1 (250) 371 5513

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 900 McGill Road
Kamloops V2C 5N3
(250) 828 5252

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Thompson Rivers University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Universities Canada (UC)
  • Canadian Virtual University (CVU)
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
  • Canadian University Press (CUP)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023