Founded in 1869, Trinity University is a private liberal arts and sciences institution situated in San Antonio, TX. Trinity is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and offers undergrad degrees in 47 academic majors. All freshmen must take a First-Year Experience Program which is a 6-credit program where students meet to hear guest speakers, take part in student conferences, or meet in the library for help with research. During the school year, all students are treated to free nachos and agua fresca. For a break from campus, Trinity is a short drive from the attractions of downtown San Antonio including the Alamo and River Walk.
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Presbyterian Church (USA)
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Here's the truth: Trinity University is an overlooked, academically solid liberal-arts college with a lingering, somewhat-deserved reputation as being filled with upper class, suburbanite, WASP-y Texans. While some students fit the bill, there are also plenty of out-of-staters, international students, and middle-class kids on scholarships (like me!)
The academic flexibility and rigor is a big draw, as well as the small class sizes, bountiful internships and undergraduate research opportunities (and being in the heart of San Antonio doesn't hurt either.)
Daniel from Alvarado, TX
I love Trinity and am so happy with my decision to come here! The people are really friendly, the staff and professors really care about you, and the climate is great! The academics are excellent with small classes and all my classes are taught by brilliant professors with Phd's.
Meredith from Carmel, IN
A beautiful campus filled with supportive professors and driven students is what you will find here. There are so many opportunities for any interest you may have. A fine choice when making the big decision of where you will attend university.
Angela from San Antonio, TX
Trinity University has challenged me as a student, an athlete, and a young adult. Throughout my experiences thus far, I have learned life-long lessons and developed friendships and connections with individuals who will be an integral part of my future. I am grateful to attend such a prestigious university that offers academic rigor and opportunity to all of its students and alumni.
Margaret from Omaha, NE
Great School! Has terrific law school. Great education and easy to get in to.
Robert from Austin, TX
Trinity has a beautiful campus filled with wonderful people. The entire staff is dedicated to making students comfortable and enabling them in their research. All around, it is a great place to be.
Celia from San Antonio, TX
Trinity University is a challenging school and most of the people that attend it are intelligent and ambitious. It is in a great city that is full of cultural opportunities. The professors are also very knowledgeable and really enjoy teaching and helping students.