Founded in 1897, Trinity International University is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Chicagoland area operated by the Evangelical Free Church of America. Trinity confers undergraduate degrees in over 30 academic majors focused on core values of Christ Centeredness, Church Connectedness, Community Focus, and Cultural Engagement. As an evangelical institution, Trinity holds two chapel programs on campus each week with sermons archived on the university Youtube channel. For athletically-inclined students, Trinity fields 10 men’s and women’s teams known as the Trojans.
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Evangelical Free Church of America
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
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trinity is an amazing school. i haven't even started going there, and i already feel as if i am a part of the school. the community of the school is amazing. everyone is so close and treat each other as a family.
Leslie from Chicago, IL
TIU has a genuine community that is hard to find many other places. The diversity of the students and staff highlight the diversity of the Kingdom of God and the International part of the Universities name. The academics are spectacular and the academic support from the staff is extremely helpful.
Daniel from Chester, CT
Trinity is a place that is full of community.
Trinity puts the spiritual needs of the students as priority.
Trinity is a place for the student that wants to seek God while working towards an excellent education.
Connor from Lake Villa, IL
tiu is a place that encourages the development of each student holistically. the university's aim is to create a community in which every student can maximize their impact in the world.
Paul from Eagle River, AK
Trinity is an excellent school which provides the care of godly faculty and the opportunity to learn richly in many areas of study. Trinity is very small, so course options are very limited, but the resources available through Trinity's library and vast network of connections in the community allows for independent and culturally engaging study. The administration, faculty, and staff at Trinity seek to foster a healthy Christian community, so it's students can learn and grow not only in knowledge and understanding, but in the Truth of the Word and in the Spirit of God.