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Trine University is a private, independent, coeducational institution offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Trine's more than 5,000 students receive a professionally focused education and personal attention in a hands-on learning environment. Trine's 108 full-time faculty members have professional experience in the fields they teach. Most hold doctoral degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 16:1.

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Overview

Applicants
3,502
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.53

GPA Breakdown

37%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21.9 - 27.5

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
165
with Terminal Degree
78

101
Men
64
Women
17
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

  • Second Language Learning.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Informatics.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Engineering/Industrial Management.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Computer Software Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
  • Forensic Science and Technology.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.


Students Say

At Trine University, a small school in Angola, Indiana, students generally praise their faculty as “passionate about what they teach, and about what we, as students, have to say about it.” Professors “encourage one-on-one meetings” and “will always answer any questions you have.” Students say that “the job placement rate after graduation is exceptional,” largely because “professors, coaches, and all faculty” “are devoted to help[ing] students” and take an active role “in getting you employed after you graduate.” They “point us in the direction of work experience in professional environments within the community concerning the fields we are interested in.” With faculty who provide lectures that are grounded with “real-life examples from their work experience,” students say they end up with “a better understanding of what [they] will be doing in [their] career.” However, students also find some downsides to their small, intimate academic community. “The majority of professors are brilliant, professional and interesting,” a forensic science student explains. “However, losing one professor could result in the loss of multiple classes and send an entire department into chaos.” Additionally, students say they sometimes find themselves “struggling in a class” when they “don’t click” with a professor who may be the sole person teaching a particular topic. And, while “the vast majority know their stuff and teach well,” there are “a few who are below average and do not teach very well.” The school is also investing in campus infrastructure by “building a big new dorm, a new addition to the engineering building, renovating the business school, and building a nice, new performing arts center. So, the facilities are better than in years past.”

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Jerry and Jorga Allen
Pres., Vikimatic Sales and Pres., Phoenix Dist. Co.

Rick James
Founding Partner Metal Technologies, Inc.

Jerry Sturdivant
Operations leader, Saturn Corp.

Charles West
VP, Timken Co.

Dr. John McKetta, Jr.
U.of Texas and energy advisor to several US presiden

General Lewis Hershey
U.S. Selective Service Director under 6 Presidents

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,561

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,794

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,413

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$31,700
Required Fees
$475
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,400

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,810
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,104
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

3.15%
African-American
4.07%
Hispanic
81.07%
Caucasian
1.91%
Unknown
5.72%
International

45% female
55% male
39% are out of state
47% are full time
53% are part time

Students Say

A large portion of Trine students study engineering, play sports, participate in Greek life, or enjoy some combination of the three. While “most students are Christian, white, and conservative” and hail “from a rural area,” “Trine has recently started a sister school in China,” which has attracted a contingent of international students as well. Students are “hard-working and driven in their studies” and “get along really well” with one another, bonding over the “shared toil of classes,” their shared love of sports, or over a cup of joe at the campus coffee shop. Because most students live on campus and because the student body is small, “everyone knows everyone else,” which can sometimes generate gossip.

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
69%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

These “academically focused” students “work very hard during the day so they have chances in the evening” to enjoy socializing and sports. Athleticism is hugely popular at Trine, where “close to two thirds of the student body is part of a sports team,” but “Trine is [also] all about their Greek life,” and “the fraternities and sororities are very welcoming.” Both Greek organizations host weekly food-based events that students seem to love: “On Thursdays everyone is talking about "Nut Night," hosted by one of the fraternities, while another frat hosts “pretzel night on Wednesday [and] another has wing night on Tuesday.” While students say that there are many “parties (some with and some without alcohol),” others tell us “students are always worried about running afoul of the schools party rules and ending up in trouble,” and “those who come to party don't stay very long.”

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Michelle Blank

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
51
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
2

26% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Thunder)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Thunder)
12 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Notre Dame

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell discounts offered to students and employees who can purchase directly from Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cindy Ax
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703

Phone
260-665-4100

Email
admit@trine.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Fawick Hall of Engineering featuring Innovation One
T Furth Center for Performing Arts
Zollner Golf Course (on campus)
MTI Center (sports and gaming facility
The 2017 academic year marks the inaugural season for ice hockey at the Thunder Ice Arena.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Pokagon State Park
Prime Outlet Mall
Area lakes and golf courses
Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Variety of opportunities in historic downtown Angola including a movie theater

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Saturday Mornings
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays
260-665-4100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
various times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be seniors in high school

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Angola is about equidistant from each of the following airports: Fort Wayne (IN), South Bend(IN), Toledo(OH). Amtrak station is about 10 miles away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
http://www.trine.edu/visit-us/maps-and-directions.aspx

Local Accommodations
Zollner Stadium Suites on campus, Holiday Inn Express, Signature Inn, Hampton Inn, Ramada Inn, Potawatomi Inn (Pokagon State Park), Super 8 Motel http://www.lakes101.org/lodging/hotels


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