Trine University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Library at Trine University.

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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 Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,712 (3,354 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 51% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,960
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,350
  • Other Expenses: $5,300
  • Total Cost: $48,210

Trine University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 80%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,628
    • Loans: $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, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Trine University Mission Statement:

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"Trine University promotes intellectual and personal development, through professionally focused and formative learning opportunities, preparing students to succeed, lead, and serve."

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