Trinity University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Trinity University in Texas

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Trinity University is a private liberal arts university with an acceptance rate of 34%. Founded in 1869, Trinity has historic ties to the Presbyterian Church. The university occupies a 117-acre residential campus overlooking San Antonio, Texas. Students come from 47 states and 68 countries, and the college has an impressive 9-to-1 student / faculty ratio. Trinity's business programs are the most popular among the school's 49 majors, but the university's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Trinity Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

Considering applying to Trinity University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Trinity University had an acceptance rate of 34%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 34 students were admitted, making Trinity's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,654
Percent Admitted 34%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Trinity University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 51% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 630 710
Math 630 720
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Trinity University's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Trinity scored between 630 and 710, while 25% scored below 630 and 25% scored above 710. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 630 and 720, while 25% scored below 630 and 25% scored above 720. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1430 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Trinity University.

Requirements

Trinity University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Trinity participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Trinity requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 49% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 26 34
Math 26 30
Composite 27 32

This admissions data tells us that most of Trinity University's admitted students fall within the top 15% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Trinity received a composite ACT score between 27 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 27.

Requirements

Note that Trinity University participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Trinity does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Trinity University's incoming freshmen class was 3.61, and 42% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Trinity University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Trinity University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Trinity University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Trinity University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Trinity University has a competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Trinity has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Trinity offers applicants the opportunity to visit campus, interview, and demonstrate their interest in attending the university. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Trinity's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to Trinity University. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had at least "B+" averages in high school, combined SAT scores of about 1200 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 24 or higher. Many Trinity students had solid "A" averages in high school.

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