Students Say

"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
5,502
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

31%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
580 - 680
SAT Math
590 - 680
SAT Writing
560 - 650
ACT Composite
27 - 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
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

"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
307
with Terminal Degree
256

185
Men
122
Women
57
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • East Asian Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Conducting
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera


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


John Cornyn III '73
U.S. Senator from Texas, Senate Majority Whip

Melody Meyer '79
President of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

Daniel Lubetsky '90
CEO and Founder of KIND Healthy Snacks

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
91
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
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Bottom Line

A year at Trinity costs roughly $47,200, including tuition, room and board, books, and fees. The average financial aid package for undergraduates is $31,800, with 44 percent of undergraduates borrowing from any of the various loan programs. With the average need-based gift aid for undergraduates being approximately $23,800, the average Trinity student graduates with $38,540 in loan debt, but 50 percent of graduates graduate with no debt.

Bang For Your Buck

Trinity meets an average of 91 percent of its students’ financial needs and scholarship options draw in many prospective students, including international ones, who are eligible for financial assistance. One French and Art History double major notes that Trinity is “warm and supportive but challenging—kind of like San Antonio’s weather. The plentiful scholarship money didn’t hurt either.” Ninety-four percent of freshmen get some form of financial aid, with 86 percent of other undergraduates receive financial assistance. Of those students receiving financial aid, 86 percent of them receive need-based assistance. A Political Science major says that Trinity’s “financial aid packages are great so there are many middle-class students and with such a smorgasbord of ethnicities, economic statuses, and cultures,” the students “all learn from one another.” According to the school’s website, “All Trinity scholarships are renewable on an annual basis for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study, as long as the recipient meets each award’s specified criteria.” Most of these scholarships are merit-based but there are some that combine merit with financial need.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,171

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,809

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,577

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,318

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
48%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
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 and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Students Say

"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
2,297
Out of State
25%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

6.29%
Asian
4.18%
African-American
19.54%
Hispanic
60.59%
Caucasian
3.99%
Unknown
7.98%
International

52% female
48% male
25% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

"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
75%
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

Disabled Student
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

22% join a fraternity
29% 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
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Mary's University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Texas at San Antonio

Sustainability

Green Rating
70

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

Campus Visits 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.
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Key Stats

5,502
Applicants
2,297
Size
48%
Acceptance Rate
1260
SAT Scores

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