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Thompson Rivers University Stats, Info and Facts


Welcome to Thompson Rivers University [TRU], a public four-year college located in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Just three and a half hours by road, or 45 minutes by air, from the international city of Vancouver, TRU is home to some 13,000 students on campus, including more than 1,850 international students from 85 other countries around the world.

One of the most comprehensive universities in Canada, TRU offers a wide range of four-year undergraduate degrees, a growing number of graduate and professional programs, as well as career-focused diplomas.

Graduates of two-year Associate Degrees from U.S. colleges can also transfer their credits directly into the third year of several different TRU degrees, and take advantage of opportunities that include Co-op Education and Study Abroad.

TRU continues to grow, with new facilities that make TRU's fun, energetic and youthful campus an exciting place to make your college experience truly unique.

TRU is conveniently located in beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia. Known for its warm summers and stunning scenery, Kamloops has become a hub for golfing, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, wineries and resort accommodation. The mild winters bring the opportunity to explore Sun Peaks Resort, and hit the slopes on some of Canada's most rugged alpine ski terrain. Nicknamed "The Tournament Capital of Canada," there is always something going on in the warm, friendly city of Kamloops. You can go to Tourism Kamloops to find out more about what our town has to offer here!

Info for U.S. Students

American students can visit our USA Page to find out information on admissions, programs, tuition amounts in American dollars, and scholarship opportunities for American students.

Quick Facts

  • Over 140 program options to choose from on campus
  • Small class sizes: average of 31 students per class
  • Over 90 clubs on campus
  • Co-op Education options in several degrees
  • Study Abroad options in all corners of the world
  • Varsity Athletic teams: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, and Swimming
  • Dedication student support and academic advising
  • Low cost to study and live; ability to work on and off campus
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • SLH from Canada
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  • The campus is beautiful with a real mix of history and modern appeal. The classes are small and intimate. There is always something happening on campus.…

  • Jun-25-2013 Read More
  • Allison from Canada
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  • They have a fabulous nursing program. The professors actually care and are very hands- on. Great options for learning, and a state of the art lab.…

  • Apr-06-2018 Read More


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