Trinity Washington University Admissions

Test Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Trinity Washington University
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Trinity Washington University Description:

Located on a wooded campus in northeastern Washington D.C., Trinity Washington University is a private university affiliated with the Catholic Church. Founded as a school for women in 1897, Trinity has gone through many changes in its long history. Today the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences remains a women's college, but the university also has a coeducational School of Professional Studies for adults who wish to advance their careers, and a School of Education with several graduate programs for men and women. Trinity calls itself the "most affordable private university in Washington," and the tuition is indeed much lower than many area schools including nearby Catholic University. In athletics, the Trinity Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III for seven women's sports. The school's enviable location is near many other colleges and universities.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,068 (1,563 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 3% Male / 97% Female
  • 69% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,250
  • Books: $1,040 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,334
  • Other Expenses: $2,140
  • Total Cost: $36,764

Trinity Washington University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,016
    • Loans: $5,800

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Human Relations, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 12%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Trinity Washington University Mission Statement:

read the complete mission statement at

"Trinity is a comprehensive institution offering a broad range of educational programs that prepare students across the lifespan for the intellectual, ethical and spiritual dimensions of contemporary work, civic and family life."

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