Students Say

“Forming students to transform the world through Christ” is the motto at Trinity International University, a “small” private school affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Many undergrads choose Trinity for the opportunity “to learn the same things being taught in other universities along with the desire to explore the relationship of how all this came about from a biblical sense.” Professors act not only as “mentors” but sometimes even “great friends” to students, fostering “a strong sense of community, which encourages personal growth both in and outside of the classroom.”

Overview

Applicants
548
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.26

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
445 - 610
SAT Math
440 - 600
ACT Composite
19 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Religious Affiliation / Commitment

Overall

Students Say

“Forming students to transform the world through Christ” is the motto at Trinity International University, a “small” private school affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Many undergrads choose Trinity for the opportunity “to learn the same things being taught in other universities along with the desire to explore the relationship of how all this came about from a biblical sense.” Professors act not only as “mentors” but sometimes even “great friends” to students, fostering “a strong sense of community, which encourages personal growth both in and outside of the classroom.” A senior elaborates, “Whether it is going over to a professor’s house for dinner or just grabbing a cup of coffee, all the faculty here want to meet the students [so] they can build on relationships. Through these relationships, students begin to internalize what is being taught and grow in a desire to seek truth.” However, some students point out that by being part of such “a tight-knit” and “God-centered community,” they “live by different standards and in a different environment---that tends to give people a sheltered mindset that often doesn’t reflect the way the ‘real world’ works.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
82
with Terminal Degree
41

44
Men
38
Women
9
Minority
1
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
First professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


William Hybels
Pastor, Willow Creek Church

Eric Curry
VP of Corporate Partnership, Minnesota Twins

Stephen Meyer
Aerospace Cartographer, US Dept. of Defense

Mark Noll
Professor of History, Notre Dame

Elspeth Campbell Murphy
Author, Children's books

Niel Nyberg
VP and Chief Ethics Officer, Kellogg Co.

Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,668

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,622

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,155

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,442

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$21,980
Required Fees
$390
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Describing their classmates as “religious, competitive, caring, and intellectual,” most Trinity students hail from a “middle-class, White, Protestant, and conservative” background. Still, students insist that “a lot of international students and other cultural groups are well represented.” There is also a decent population of “older, mature people who decided to come back to school” through Trinity’s adult studies program. No matter what your background, “Christian values” prevail, and “When there is someone who might not fit in, the students go out of their way to include them into the community.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
968
Out of State
41%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

57% female
43% male
41% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

Students Say

When they aren’t studying, Trinity students gather at the “Lew Student Center where there are games and televisions, plus . . . many student-led activities to take part in.” Alternately, “A lot of people watch movies, play video games, play sports, and just hang out to have fun.” Many students appreciate this “alternative to ‘normal’ college life,” noting that “there is more to life than partying.” If you fancy something different, “Lake Michigan” is nearby and “Trinity is only a half-hour from Chicago, opening up a variety of further opportunities.” Still, when the weekend rolls around, many students bemoan the fact that “there are not many activities either on campus or in the nearby area that are available for college students.” However, “A lot of people live close” to campus, “so most times they go home for the weekend.” (They might be in search of a home-cooked meal; reportedly, “the cafeteria food” is the school’s “weakest point.”)

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
70%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
72
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
72

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
33
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Trojans)
4 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Football
Soccer
Women's Sports (Trojans)
4 Sports

Basketball
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups: www.tiu.edu/college/multiculturaldevelopment

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
45

Average Number of PC's per Lab
35

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
88%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
CDW for Computer, Printer, Peripherals and software

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tracy Slinkman
Visit Coordinator

Address
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Phone
847-317-7056

Email
visits@tiu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Lew Student Center
Trinity Hall
McLennan Academic Building
Rodine Global Ministry Building
Melton Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Showplace 8 movie theater
Rivertree movie theater
Denny's
Hawthorne Bowling Lanes
Jeffrey's Bowling Lanes

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri, 9:00-4:00
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
pgilliam@tiu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
For students

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Accessible by car O'Hare Airport is 19 miles away

Driving Instructions to Campus
From North: Take I-94 South toward Chicago. Exit I-94 at Half Day Road (Route 22) and turn left. Entrance to campus is 1/2 mile on the right. From West: Take I-90 (from Rockford Area and Wisconsin) or I-88 (from West Suburbs and Iowa) east toward Chicago. Exit I-294 (tollway) north toward Milwaukee. Take I-294 to Half Day Road (Route 22). Exit right and drive 1/2 mile to the campus entrance on the right. From South: Take I-55 (from Bloomington and St. Louis) or I-57 (from Champaign) or I-65 (from from Indiana) north towards Chicago and take I-294 north toward Milwaukee. TakeI-294 to Half Day Road (Route 22). Exit right and drive 1/2 mile to the campus entrance to the right. ns Office is located in the McLennan From O'Hare: Take 190 to Milwaukee/Rockford exit then I-294 (tollway) north toward Milwaukee. Take 294 to Half Day Road (Route 22). Exit right and drive mile to the campus entrance on the right.

Local Accommodations
La Quinta Inn and Suites 2000 Lakeside Dr., Bannockburn 847.317.7300; 800.338.0008; $79-$89 Homewood Suites 10 Westminster Way, Lincolnshire 847.945.9300; 800.527.1133; Rates: $79-$99 Marriott Courtyard Lincolnshire 505 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire 847.634.9555; Rate:$69 Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire 847.634.0100; Rates: $89-$189 Staybridge Suites 100 Barclay Blvd., Lincolnshire 847.821.0002; Rates: $79-$99 Hampton Inn and Suites Lincolnshire 1400 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire 847.478.1400; Rates: $79-$139 Marriot Spring Hill Suites 300 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire 847.793.7500; Rate: $69 Marriott Courtyard Lincolnshire 505 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire 847.634.9555; $49-$129
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Key Stats

548
Applicants
968
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate
1050
SAT Scores

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