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Trinity University

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1869
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,467
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $814,671,694
Admissions Address

1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christopher Ellertson
Admissions office telephone: (800) 874-6489
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: N/A
Decision sent by: N/A
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.trinity.edu/departments/admissions/apply3.htm Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 0 3
Total academic units 15 18

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 61%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 65%
Early-action acceptance rate: 68%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 50%
Total applicants: 3,899
Total acceptances: 2,360
Total freshman enrollment: 660
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 69%
Male applicants: 1,819
Male acceptances: 1,050
Male freshman enrollment: 304
Female applicants: 2,080
Female acceptances: 1,310
Female freshman enrollment: 356
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 17%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 289
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 143
Students enrolled from waiting list: 36

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 79%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 67%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 85%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 77%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 680
Math: 610 – 690
Combined: 1190 – 1370

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 21.4% 20.9%
600-699 49.1% 59.6%
500-599 28.1% 19.1%
400-499 1.4% 0.4%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 26 – 32
Math: 25 – 29
Composite: 26 – 31

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 38.5% 43.4% 23.8%
24-29 59.4% 49.7% 68.5%
18-23 2.1% 7.0% 7.7%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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