Trinity Western University
Canada

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Trinity Western University
3.90 Average Rating

Rebecca from Orange County, CA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
TWU offers a variety of programs paired with lots of fun events. It's a school where you meet the kind of friends you'll have for the rest of your life. Langley is a great place to live in because you're close to both the city and the mountains.
Tips for prospective students
Come ready to have fun and meet lots of people, but also come ready to study because the classes are great!!
Academic Rigor
Academic rigor can vary from class-to-class or even program-to-program, but in any class and any program you will find yourself challenged. Professors get to know you personally and so they know what you're capable of! While the classes are challenging, overall they're also fun and engaging.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is amazing. There's always something going on, so if you have to do homework you can know you're not missing out because there will be something else to do tomorrow! Community is a big deal in dorm life (and just everything at TWU), so you build tight relationships that last your whole time here.
Food and Dining
Between the three different places to eat on campus, there's a decent amount of variety! Plus, it's all good quality, they work with allergies, and who doesn't like a great Hot Chocolate?
What to do for fun
At Trinity, you can go for walks around the pond or in a forested area, you can slackline, you can chase geese... and in the local area there's a local movie theatre, we're not to far from a few different malls, and there are lots of great places to eat!
Bang for the buck
I completely believe that the investment in your education at Trinity is completely worth it!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There's something called the Banana Challenge (which is as ridiculous as it sounds) - it's a relay race where you do different things and pass off the banana to the next person.
Great for these types of students
Trinity has so much to offer in terms of spiritual development and growing in your relationship with God, growing in your field of study, growing in your friendships, growing as a human being... basically Trinity has something for everyone because of the growth it offers combined with the amazing, highly-ranked academic programs it has.
Clubs and Activities
There's lots of variety - from intramural sports to an outdoor club to swing dancing to outreach ministries and bible studies...
Campus Safety
Campus safety has actually increased during my time here!
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Peter from Corvallis, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Trinity has an incredible community that will totally shape your university experience! I've made awesome friendships here and am constantly being shaped into a better person. Coming to Trinity was the best decision of my life!
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to be challenged. When you're here you'll take classes that will push you, you'll meet people who want to grow alongside of you, and you'll study under professors who want to challenge your beliefs in the best way possible! Get involved in student leadership if you can! It's a great way to make some money, get direct mentoring from a staff member, and gain some really invaluable experience!
Academic Rigor
Most of the professors are top notch. You'll be expected to work hard, but there will be a lot of help from your proffs along the way. The small classes and one on one attention from your professor will really pay off when your struggling with an assignment.
Dorm Life
The campus community is far and away the defining characteristic of Trinity. Living on campus you'll constantly be a part of awesome events and there will always be good friends to hang out with.
Food and Dining
The caf gets a little old after a while and it's not as cheap as it could be, but there's a pretty big selection of stuff.
What to do for fun
There's so many people on campus to hang out with, you'll never be bored. Catch a movie at Colossus or the drive in theatre, grab some sushi, or go for a walk in the back-40, there's tons to do!
Bang for the buck
Trinity gives an absolutely incredible experience for those who want it. If you come here your life will be changed. I can't think of a better place to prepare you for life after school.
Great for these types of students
Students who are looking to grow in their relationship with God while also pursuing their education will be absolutely at home. You will constantly be pushed personally, spiritually, and academically.
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Jessica from Canada

a current student here
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In three sentences
Trinity Western University (TWU) is a safe place to grow in your faith as an individual within a loving, caring community. The professors love to teach and take an interest in getting to know their students. You are so much more than a number or face in the crowd here at TWU.
Tips for prospective students
Come with an open mind and a desire to grow.
Academic Rigor
A top notch University with a high standard of academic, you will surely be challenged to learn and grow. The professors really care about you and desire to meet with you in their office hours if you need clarification or a little extra help. They want you to succeed.
Dorm Life
Best way to build community is to live in the dorms!!
Food and Dining
Delicious food and can accommodate many different food allergies.
What to do for fun
Walk around the campus pond, go the mall nearby, explore Fort Langley. Late night Tim Horton's runs.
Bang for the buck
Excellent investment. You are worth investing in!
Clubs and Activities
Lots of ways to get involved on campus! student Life is a great place to start!
Campus Safety
Very safe, I feel confident walking to the parking lot at night that I am safe.
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Jade from Bellingham, WA

a current student here
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In three sentences
Located close to Vancouver, Seattle, and many other areas that can be traveled to during weekends and breaks. Beautiful scenery including a pond and forest on the property. Amazing friendships are built here, the entire school is like a community.
Tips for prospective students
Come to preview weekend first. TWU will even reimburse you if you have to travel to get here. You never know how much you will enjoy being at a school until you visit. You get to meet amazing people, experience the dorms you'll be living in, eat the cafeteria food, and there are always activities planned for you.
Academic Rigor
With core classes, you'll find yourself taking a large and widespread course load at TWU. The classes are fast paced and you'll go through an entire textbook over the course of a couple months. Most classes are based the same way, one midterm, one research paper, and one final.
Dorm Life
Living in dorms at Trinity Western is the ideal experience for this school. Without living in dorms, I wouldn't have met the friends I have today. You become a very close knit community with not only your hallway, but also your entire building. Dorm dates are always fun!
Food and Dining
You'll definitely get tired of the cafeteria, but the daily specials usually mix it up. There are healthy options such as wraps, soups, stir fries and salads, and everything is made for you. There are not many other options on campus besides the cafeteria. There are two coffee shops, each serving the same coffee as the cafeteria, as well as a sub sandwich shop, and Jugo Juice for smoothies.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs, activities, and ministries to get involved with at Trinity Western. From outdoor recreation clubs, academic clubs, ministries with the homeless, children, or old folks, you'll find exactly what fits you.
Campus Safety
This is probably the safest campus in Canada! The buildings are small and close together, so you never find yourself walking miles to get somewhere. The school is located out of the way so there are never any random strangers on campus, especially at night. I've never felt so safe walking around by myself!
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Emily from Canada

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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British Columbia is definitely one of the best places on earth to live! Whether you enjoy hiking or snowboarding in the great outdoors or riding your biking or long-board in the city- we have it all! The scenery is breathtaking and the people are wonderful!
Tips for prospective students
Get a taste of University before you fully commit to it! One of the things I loved was going to a Preview Weekend and experiencing Trinity with other prospective students. It is definitely important for me to visit TWU and see what it was all about!
Academic Rigor
Professors at TWU really invest in their students. They expect you to work hard but they also are always willing to talk after class if you don't understand something! I've found that Profs are fair and really want their students to love what they are learning.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is so much fun! A lot of the students who go to Trinity live on campus- from Freshman to Seniors and it makes for a really fun atmosphere. There is always an event going on, from varsity sports games to concerts, it's always great to get to go to things with the friends you make in dorms.
Food and Dining
Trinity's Cafeterias have tons of variety- different dinner specials, wraps, sushi, etc. The food is great and there is always fresh coffee!
What to do for fun
Anything from shopping in Vancouver to Hiking to events on campus! There is really never a shortage of varsity games to go to, or festivals, farmer markets, live music shows...
Bang for the buck
I've never regretted coming to TWU. Everything from small class sizes, to Profs that actually care, to great dorms and student leadership- Trinity is definitely everything you pay for and more.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year we have Fort Week which is this crazy intense week of dorm challenges, games and banquets!
Great for these types of students
All types of students.
Clubs and Activities
TWU has tons of clubs and activities students can get involved in! I play for the Rec Women's soccer team called The Titans. I absolutely love it! It's a great way to exercise and I've gotten to know girls I wouldn't have know otherwise.
Greek Life
None
Campus Safety
I have never felt anything but safe on campus. When I think Trinity, being unsafe is not something that crosses my mind.
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Tesha from Hillsboro, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The community atmosphere makes moving into university life and finding friends seem easy. I have had dessert with one of my professors and have a student leader who showed me how to do everything. The small christian school is amazing and is even a liberal arts school!
Tips for prospective students
Be ready to get involved, there are so many clubs, intramural, ministries and sports.The first few days are a bit overwhelming because of all the people you meet and fun things planned, take time to breath.
Academic Rigor
this really depends on what classes and how many you choose but it is easy to be challenged or take a lighter load.
Dorm Life
Awesome community, I get along with all of the girls in my building, even go out together and have so much fun.
Food and Dining
It is a little expensive but large serving sizes and delicious food.
What to do for fun
Hang out in my dorm lounge, walk to chevron for Slurpees, go to the river, or walk around fort Langley(fun little small town, with shoppes).
Bang for the buck
All school is expensive but if you get a scholarship it definitely is comparable. I am going to graduate on time with awesome experiences.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Banana challenge, an obstacle coarse where dorms dress up and compete with a banana.
Great for these types of students
any one
Clubs and Activities
so many are offered and you will have fun in any of them.
Greek Life
none
Campus Safety
Every body is very nice and the campus is not that big so always people around.
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Maria from Canada

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a beautiful campus and has very natural scenery. They teachers aren't impersonal. It is a place to go if you want a university experience without being lost in the crowd.
Tips for prospective students
It is an amazing school for those seeking a Christian School. Everyone is very welcome and it feels like a small town. All the programs are top notch.
Academic Rigor
All the programs have the necessary tools for life. They push you to be your best.
Dorm Life
All dorms are great. They have separate girl and boy dorms. The RAs are always thinking of ways for your dorm mates to connect,
Food and Dining
Food is provided by a company called Sodexo. Everything is made on campus. The food is very good and there is a variety of food to choose from.
What to do for fun
There is a movie theater at about a 10 minute drive. There are always activities going on such as, karaoke night, square dancing etc.
Bang for the buck
The small classrooms. You're not just a number in a classroom.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is daily Chapel and at the Catholic College on campus there is Mass everyday. There is an event called the Banana challenge, its an obstacle course that you have to do with a banana in your mouth. The teams are made up of dorms. Also an unusual tradition is that you must not grab a tray in the Cafeteria.
Greek Life
None
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Danica

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Trinity is an amazing school. It's community is so strong and filled with unreal people. A place where everyone will feel welcome
Great for these types of students
All types of students
Dorm Life
Dorm life at trinity is unlike any other experience. The community is so rich with so many opportunities to develop yourself socially, academically, and in your faith. Dorms offer a unique opportunity to grow close to a group of girls or guys your age, be involved in weekly dorm meetings, activities, and events.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved!
Academic Rigor
Teachers are amazing and high quality education
Clubs and Activities
So many different clubs and activities
Bang for the buck
Trinity is expesive, but you get way more out of it than any other school you would go to
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Fort week - week long compitition between dorms
Food and Dining
Food could be better
What to do for fun
Lots to be involved in, weekly activities, sports, clubs, etc
Campus Safety
Very safe campus
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Teagan from Canada

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to dig in to life here. The more you put into you time at TWU, the more you'll get out of it! And trust me, there is no other school that is as warm, closely-connected, and designed for your success and growth than Trinity!
Academic Rigor
University can be a lot of work, but the cool thing is that the profs are very willing to help you out and answer your questions. They are often available to meet with you one-on-one and they care about your success not only in class but in life!
Dorm Life
You get to make amazing new friends, learn how to live in community and experience personal and spiritual growth through conversations and great leadership! Plus, you have tons of fun events to go to, so take advantage of all that dorm life has to offer!
Food and Dining
Lots of options at Sodexo, but it's sometimes tricky when you hit the rushes because then the only quick options are the unhealthy ones. My advice is to go grab food a bit before or after the lunch and dinner rushes so that you can get the yummier, healthy stuff without waiting forever!
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