"Trinity University is a place where one can be focused and diligent with studies-while also being in a great place to have fun on the side." In other words, this school is ideal for those seeking a well-rounded college experience and an "outstanding liberal arts education." Pre-med, accounting, and education are all popular majors, and the school offers "excellent science departments," and "the arts are amazing." Students praise the small class sizes and say they have access to "Ivy League smarts without the attitude." "The lectures are interesting, and class activities are unique and engaging." "The professors here, on the whole, are brilliant and helpful and are

Overview

Applicants
4,505
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
560 - 690
SAT Math
590 - 680
ACT Composite
26 - 31

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Early Decision II
January 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

"Trinity University is a place where one can be focused and diligent with studies-while also being in a great place to have fun on the side." In other words, this school is ideal for those seeking a well-rounded college experience and an "outstanding liberal arts education." Pre-med, accounting, and education are all popular majors, and the school offers "excellent science departments," and "the arts are amazing." Students praise the small class sizes and say they have access to "Ivy League smarts without the attitude." "The lectures are interesting, and class activities are unique and engaging." "The professors here, on the whole, are brilliant and helpful and are willing to work with you." "Professors are always accessible (some even give out home/ cell phone numbers). They generally seem to enjoy students who stop by [during] office hours for help [or] just to chat." Slackers beware: While "the professors are usually very dedicated and excited to teach their subjects...that also means they expect each of their classes to be the most important class at Trinity." "Trinity professors assign a ridiculous amount of course work, but most will go to any length to help the students understand and complete the assignments." There are some complaints about the challenges of the current registration process, but overall, Trinity students are very happy with their classes, their extracurriculars, and their "gorgeous" campus.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
309
with Terminal Degree
255

185
Men
124
Women
53
Minority
6
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
86%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Major General William K. Suter '59
Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States

John Cornyn III '73
U.S. Senator Texas

Dr. John R. Silber '47
Chancellor Boston University

Naomi Shihab Nye '74
Poet, writer, editor

Andrew Hernandez '75
Founding member of Southwest Voter Registration

Davey Johnson '69
Major League baseball player and coach

Joe Armstrong '65
Senior Vice President for Capital Publishing

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
91
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,792

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,810

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,182

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,540

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
41%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,171

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$34,152
Required Fees
$1,110
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need Private Sch Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall

"The typical student is pretty easygoing but hardworking. They want to embrace the college experience while still getting an education." Pretty much what you would expect at a university that offers such a well-balanced experi­ ence. Most students come from an "upper-middle-class upbringing...and likely came to Trinity to be a 'big fish in a small pond."' Students do say "the school can be a bit cliquey at times," and "because [it] is so small, there is cer­ tainly a high school-like feel," but "there are many organizations and groups that anyone can join," and most students make friends easily in the dorms or via extracurricular activities. "The student body is very active in different orga­ nizations and athletics," and students note that "people who are happy at Trinity generally don't take advantage of all the different activities it has to offer." Lastly, "even though it's in Texas, it's a fairly liberal and tolerant school."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,245
Out of State
26%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

7.06%
Asian
3.84%
African-American
18.34%
Hispanic
62.03%
Caucasian
4.32%
Unknown
7.44%
International

53% female
47% male
26% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

"Just about everybody at Trinity is involved in extracurricular activities," making the campus "fairly lively on its own, and it's easy to almost never leave it," though hometown San Antonio "is a great location: lots to do, lots to see, and it's right in the middle of everything exciting. Austin is only an hour away, and Padre Island is only a two-hour drive." Students have free admission to local art museums, too. But back to campus (students are required to live there for three years, after all): "There are plenty of clubs and organizations to get involved with, and Greek life at Trinity is great." Greek life and athletics are popular activities, but Trinity offers "something for everyone." Students tell us they're "always blown away by the stage productions on campus," and they enjoy working at the radio station, "which is an enormously respected jazz station by day and [broadcasts] quirky college indie radio by night." A typical week includes "a lecture one night, a cultural taste test the night after, and a concert over the weekend. There is always something to do." "There is always a party going on" at Trinity, "but they hardly dominate the social landscape." Plenty of students "watch movies or bake" for fun, and "it's not unusual to spend an afternoon with friends talking about a lecture from earlier in the day."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
74%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
92
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
86

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
130
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
11

16% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Tigers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Tigers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Texas-San Antonio

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
25

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

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
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell Computers and Apple Computers

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Admissions Office Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone
2109997207

Email
visit@trinity.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Stieren Theatre
Laurie Auditorium
Coates Library
Bell Athletic Center
Coates University Center
Northrup Hall Center for the Sciences and Innovation

Most Popular Places Off Campus
McNay Art Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art
River Walk
Alamo
San Antonio Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday (closed Saturdays during the summer)
8am-5pm; 9am-1pm
2109997207

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 11:30am; and 3:30pm; Sat 11:30am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri 10:30am and 2:30pm; Sat 10:30; Summer 10:30

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@trinity.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Academic year; request when making program reservations; bring casual clothes, comfortable shoes, towel, sleeping bag, and money for meals and taxi.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
San Antonio International Airport is approximately 5.5 miles from campus. SuperVan Shuttle (210-344-RIDE) and taxis are available for the ride to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From US 281 N. or S., exit Hildebrand. Go west on Hildebrand, then south at the first light (Devine/Stadium Drive) toward the large stadium. At the bottom of the hill, turn right toward the campus, keep going south on Stadium; the admissions office is on the right before Mulberry Ave.

Local Accommodations
Affordable options include Amerisuites (7615 Jones-Maltsberger; 210-930-2333) and Fairfield Inn at the Airport (88 NE Loop 410; 210-530-9899). Ask both for their Trinity visitor's rate. You can also try the Hampton Inn near the Airport (8811 Jones-Maltsberger; 210-336-1800). The Red Roof Inn (333 Wolfe Rd.; 210-340-4055). Doubletree (37 NE Loop 410; 210-366-2424) for special Trinity rates. About 10 minutes away is the Crockett Hotel (320 Bonham St.; 210-225-6500), a historic building across the street from the Alamo. Rates vary from moderate to expensive. Right next to the Alamo is the Menger Hotel (204 Alamo Plaza; 210-223-4361), a landmark dating back to 1859. The Menger Hotel is about 15 minutes from Trinity and has moderate rates. The new wing to the hotel opens up onto the beautiful River Walk, which you have to see to believe. The luxurious St. Anthony (300 E. Travis St.; 210-227-4392 or 800-338-1338) is about 20 minutes from Trinity. The restaurant features southwestern cuisine. If you like big, lively hotels, you can't beat the Hotel San Antonio Marriott River Center (101 Bowie St.; 210-223-1000), about 15 minutes from Trinity. This 38-story giant with 1000 rooms connects to the River Center Mall, which connects to the aforementioned River Walk. Needless to say, it has every amenity, including an indoor and outdoor pool, a health club, exercise room, and convention facilities. Rates are very expensive, higher than St. Anthony, and include a complimentary breakfast.