Established in 1970, Thompson Rivers University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Kamloops (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), British Columbia. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 49 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.