Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was founded as a public academic and research university in 1970. The university's main campus is in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. TRU has produced many global leaders and business executives. TRU Open Learning offers distant and online education programmes. Thompson Rivers University now provides a wide range of bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, certificate/diploma, and other postgraduate programmes. There are 140 on-campus programmes and more than 60 online programmes.

Cost of attendance

Thomas River University, as one of the best colleges, has hefty tuition rates ranging from 7,320 to 24,326 CAD, but students can compensate by enrolling in work-study programmes in the United States.


TRU provides students with on-campus housing in three residential halls. All residence halls have internet access, a cabinet, a study area, and mattresses. On-campus accommodation costs between $2,430 USD per year and $8,900 USD per year. The typical off-campus cost of living in Canada for a student ranges from 15,000 CAD to 20,000 CAD, depending on lifestyle and preferences. This varies from province to province in Canada.

Acceptance rate

The university has a total of 24954 students enrolled. Each semester, TRU welcomes 3,500 foreign students from over 100 countries. Thompson Rivers University has an acceptance rate of 82%.


TRU, or Thompson Rivers University, is divided into two campuses. Thompson Rivers University's main campus is in Kamloops, which is located across the junction of the North and South Thompson rivers, from whence the school gets its name. The University's main campus in Kamloops has approximately 80 active student organisations and clubs in subjects including as dance, art and music, and athletics. Basketball, WolfPack varsity volleyball, soccer, and badminton are among the 12 sporting teams on campus. It is close to large cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, and Seattle.


TRU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) at the associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree levels.

Jobs and Placement

Under the work and study programme, students can earn job placements while still studying at Thompson Rivers University. Students in the programme are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week and earn an average of $2400-3000 CAD each month. According to PayScale, the average yearly wage of University graduates is 66,306 CAD. If they study for up to two years at TRU, they will need a work permit for Canada for up to two years following graduation.

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