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About Trine University

Trine University is a private, nonprofit school in an small town setting in Angola, Indiana. Trine University was founded in 1884 and now enrolls around 3,573 students a year, including 3,370 undergrads.

As of 2021, the total market value of Trine University's endowment was $36,075,253 For each full-time student, Trine University spends about $7,446. There are 17 undergraduate students for every full-time Trine University professor.

2021 Trine University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 24
Mean SAT score 1108
Tuition $33,650

Trine University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

August 15 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants should hear back from Trine University by August 15.

Trine University Early Admission

Trine University does not offer early decision or early action.

Trine University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Trine University. Trine University admitted 79% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 3,841 applications received in 2021, 3,032 students were offered admission . ### Trine University Waitlist 2021

Trine University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Trine University?

Trine University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Trine University, applicants must submit the following items.

Trine University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Trine University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Trine University is 1108. The mean ACT score for Trine University students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Trine University.

Trine University Waitlist

Trine University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Trine University Test Optional?

Trine University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 78% submitted the SAT. 40% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Trine University

Yes! Trine University provides on-campus housing for up to 0 students.

Trine University students are active in the school's Campus Christian House, Society of Women Engineers and Multicultural Student Organization. Homecoming, Bingo for Bucks, and and Moonlight Breakfast are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Trine University.

Financial Aid at Trine University

Trine University meets 74.1% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Trine University full-time are awarded $26,195 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Is Trine University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Trine University

About 84% of students who start at Trine University return the next year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Trine University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $33,571 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Trine University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Trine University a good school for you?

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Where is Trine University Located?

Trine University is located in the small town setting of Angola, Indiana.

If you want to see Trine University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 69 and 80/90 to Angola, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fort Wayne International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Trine University and Angola are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 University Avenue Angola, IN 46703-1764

Campus Setting: Small Town

Trine University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Trine University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Trine University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Trine University ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Trine University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Trine University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Trine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

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1210 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Trine University students is 1108. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Trine University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Trine University.

Trine University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Trine University is like? There are approximately 3,573 students enrolled at Trine University, including 3,370 undergraduate students and 203 graduate students. 67% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from IN and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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