Resources › For Students and Parents Trine University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Casimir Kromkowski / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 1.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 06, 2019 Trine University Description: Founded in 1884, Trine University is a small private university located on a 400-acre campus in Angola, Indiana, a town in the northeastern corner of the state. Trine has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the school's curriculum emphasizes practical, hands-on experiences. Professional fields within business and engineering are the most popular among undergraduates. Trine does well with financial aid, and the great majority of students receive some form of grant aid. The university also has an impressive job placement rate, and Trine frequently ranks highly among colleges in the Midwest. In athletices, the Trine Thunder compete in the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Admissions Data (2016): Trine University Acceptance Rate: 77%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 450 / 580SAT Math: 490 / 620SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 20 / 27ACT English: 19 / 26ACT Math: 21 / 27What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,712 (3,354 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female51% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $30,960Books: $1,600 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,350Other Expenses: $5,300Total Cost: $48,210 Trine University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 96%Loans: 80%Average Amount of AidGrants: $21,628Loans: $8,094 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Design Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%6-Year Graduation Rate: 56% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, TennisWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Trine University, You May Also Like These Schools: Indiana State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphDePauw University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIndiana University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Evansville: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMarquette University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Chicago: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashington University of St. Louis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphKenyon College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBall State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphButler University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPurdue University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Notre Dame: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Trine University Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://trine.edu/about/mission-and-vision.aspx "Trine University promotes intellectual and personal development, through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead, and serve."