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Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University

Trinity Western University


We are driven by a deep desire to equip you to find and fulfil your purpose. We are one of North America’s premier faith-based liberal arts universities, committed to the highest quality of education. With high national rankings, award-winning faculty, a vibrant student community and thriving ministry programs, we equip you for a fulfilling life of positive impact and meaning.

Everything we do is rooted in our commitment to providing a whole-person education—one that develops godly Christian leaders who will find and fulfil their purpose in life and use their future careers to create lasting positive change in the world around them.

In addition to robust academic programs, we have always strived to provide the kind of nurturing campus community, life-changing service and research opportunities, unforgettable friendships, and meaningful faith explorations that will shape students in ways they never could have imagined. And now with TWU Access, our multi-access model that brings online and face-to-face campus programs together under one portal, we are delivering the whole TWU experience to all students—regardless of their location. We are committed to innovating and re-imagining post-secondary education to serve the changing needs of 21st-century learners all over the world.

TWU offers 48 undergraduate degrees and 19 graduate degrees, including programs in business administration, nursing, counselling psychology, education, computing science, theology, and many more. We also offer continuing education, degree completion, and leadership development through our certificate and online learning programs. No matter what program you choose, our chief goal is to support, inspire, and equip you for success and personal growth.

Our mission is to develop godly Christian leaders: positive, goal-oriented university graduates with thoroughly Christian minds; growing disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission, serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. We’re passionately committed to helping you discover how to be fully and faithfully present in the world and to play a vital role in God’s work of healing, hope, and renewal.

Core Values

Obeying the Authority of Scripture: Both individually and corporately Trinity Western wholeheartedly embraces all the Bible teaches in regard to faith, ethical commitments, and way of life, believing it to be the ultimate standard of truth and hope.

Pursuing Faith-Based and Faith-Affirming Learning: Trinity Western's starting point for learning is that God calls humans to be stewards of His creation, doers of good toward all people, and agents of His reconciliation.

Having a Transformational Impact on Culture: God calls His followers to influence both individuals and the culture in which they live and ultimately draw people to Him. Trinity Western's programs encourage thought, word and deed that affect the dynamics and institutions of our society on the basis of biblical principles such as justice, mercy and hope.

Servant Leadership as a Way of Life: Trinity Western strives to teach and to embody the pattern of servant leadership exemplified by Jesus Christ. Professors, administrators and students seek to motivate and mobilize each other to think and act with creativity, integrity, and skill for the benefit of all concerned.

Striving for Excellence in University Education: Trinity Western promotes not only academic and intellectual excellence, but integrates these with high standards of personal, moral, and spiritual integrity.

Discipling in Community: At Trinity Western, students, staff, faculty and administrators are all invited and encouraged to deepen their understanding of what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ, to practice such discipleship, and to sustain and help others to be and become disciples. They strive to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

Practising Christian Hospitality: Welcomes, genuinely includes and consistently cares for all individuals. Christ taught and modelled hospitality to all, including those on the margins, as an essential element of Christian faith and practice. Hospitality is vital to our life in the Trinity Western University community and to our life in, and witness to, other communities.

Campus Features

Ecological Study Areas

  • Langley Campus ESA: 60 acres
  • Crows Nest, Salt Spring Island ESA: 72.7 acres
  • Blaauw Eco Forest BEF: 50 acres

University Institutes

  • Centre for Equity and Global Engagement
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
  • Institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives


  • Canadian Institute of Linguistics
  • English as a Second Language International
  • Catholic Pacific College
  • North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals
  • Association of Christian Schools International

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.


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

Extension Campuses

  • Richmond, BC
  • Ottawa, ON
  • Bellingham, WA

    Scholarships and Funding

    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


    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.


    • Langley City

      22500 University Drive, V2Y 1Y1, Langley City

      • Richmond

        305-5900 Minoru Blvd, V6X 0L9, Richmond

        • Richmond

          102-5300 Number 3 Rd, V6X 2X9, Richmond