Trinity University
San Antonio, TX, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
34%
Acceptance Rate
8,654
Students Applied
30%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
28
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2021
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2021 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021 May 1, 2019
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
68
49%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1355
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
630
75th
720
Reading
25th
630
75th
710
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
50
Top 25%
82
Top 50%
98

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-874-6489
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.99 Average Rating
I suggest that students apply for as many scholarship opportunities as possible before their first fall semester, because costs add up very quickly. Another tip is to develop strong relationships with all of your professors, especially if said professors are knowledgable and well-respected, both on campus and off campus. Finally, get involved on campus as much as possible, whether it be athletics, volunteer work, Greek life, or simply attending campus activities.
Margaret from Omaha, NE
NSO can be a bit overwhelming, but overall it is a fun experience. Don't be uptight and just let yourself go with the flow!
Celia from San Antonio, TX
Expect to work hard for your grades. You don't have the luxury of slacking at Trinity.
Taylor from Colleyville, TX
Get involved to make your experience worthwhile, but don't just check out the parties--there are a lot of amazing clubs and people who aren't involved in the party scene. If you make a big effort with your school work (and there will be quite a lot of it) and get to know your professors, it will pay off.
Lyndsay from Portland, OR
Complete the FAFSA form early! Make sure to get it to your future college/university at least the day of their posted deadline, if not before, because that is when financial aid starts allocating their resources to students and if you are tardy in handing in yours, the money might be already promised to someone else.
Kayleigh from Waco, TX
Getting in is fairly straightforward: break 1300 on your SAT (or a get a 30-ish on your ACT) write good essays, have a good GPA, etc., etc.
If you want merit aid, especially show effort in your essays and EC's. The process is surprisingly holistic, and you may end up getting more than you counted on. Conversely, don't assume that having that shiny score will guarantee you a full-ride.
Daniel from Alvarado, TX
You need to stay overnight, or at least visit if you can. You really will know right away if it is for you. I visited April 25th of my senior year, yep thats right 5 days before decision day, and I called the other school I had sent my deposit to and let them know I was going to be attending Trinity instead. That may not be everyone's case, but the visit is what changed my mind. Meeting the students and professors, and they were all so friendly and welcoming, it felt like home.
Kara from Las Cruces, NM
In order to receive a good academic scholarship, have atleast a 3.5 unweighted GPA and prep hard for your SAT/ACT tests because the amount you receive is directly tied to those 2 things. Also, you really should come visit the school and spend the night with a student to get a feel for the campus community.
Meredith from Carmel, IN
If you're unsure of what you want to study, Trinity University offers so much flexibility and opportunity for discovery. The Common Curriculum they have is also designed to introduce subjects you have never considered looking at, but may want to study even more once you are more familiar.
Angela from San Antonio, TX