Trinity University Admissions

Trinity University Admissions

Founded in 1869, Trinity University is a small, private university with historic ties to the Presbyterian Church. The university occupies a 117-acre campus of red brick buildings overlooking San Antonio, Texas. Nearby colleges include University of the Incarnate Word and St. Mary's University. Students come from 45 states and 64 countries, and the college has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

Trinity's business programs are the most popular among the school's 47 majors, but the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university is largely residential with over three-quarters of students living on campus. In athletics, the Trinity Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Trinity University Acceptance Rate: 41 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Trinity
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 580 / 690
    • SAT Math: 580 / 680
    • ACT Composite: 27 / 31
    • ACT English: 26 / 33
    • ACT Math: 26 / 30

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,466 (2,298 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,560
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,754
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $54,714

Trinity University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96 percent
    • Loans: 40 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,049
    • Loans: $9,197

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Communication Studies, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, History, Marketing, Political Science
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball, Tennis

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Trinity University Mission Statement:

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"Trinity University is an independent co-educational university whose mission is excellence in the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and service. Trinity seeks to provide broad and intensive educational opportunities primarily to undergraduates in liberal arts and sciences, and in selected professional and pre-professional fields. It also offers a small number of selected high quality graduate programs."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics