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Trine University

Angola, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%

Trine University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Trine University. The acceptance rate at Trine University is 79%. Last year, 3,841 students applied to Trine University and 3,032 were admitted.

If you are applying to Trine University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Trine University for fall should hear back from Trine University by August 15.

Trine University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Trine University's admissions stats.

Trine University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20%
Mean SAT Score 1108
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 78%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 40%
Waitlist No

Trine University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Trine University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 August 15

Applying Early to Trine University?

Trine University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Trine University Admissions

How To Get Into Trine University

It is moderately difficult to get into Trine University. Trine University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Trine University accepted 79% of all applicants, about 3,032 of the 3,841 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Trine University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Trine University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Trine University

Trine University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Trine University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Trine University

What does Trine University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Trine University for more information on admission factors.

Trine University Application Requirements

To apply to Trine University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Trine University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Trine University?

Students admitted to Trine University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 68.36% submitted a class rank. At Trine University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Trine University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 17.97%
3.75 and 3.99 19.4%
3.50 and 3.74 19.87%
3.25 and 3.49 13.04%
3.00 and 3.24 13.2%
2.50 and 2.9 12.88%
2.00 and 2.49 3.02%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Trine University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

In 2021, 78% of Trine University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Trine University?

To be competitive with other Trine University applicants, you should strive to score between 1010 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Trine University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Trine University student is 1108.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Trine University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Trine University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at Trine University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Trine University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Trine University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to Trine University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Trine University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Applicants should hear back by August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Trine University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Trine University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Trine University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Trine University.

Does Trine University accept transfer credits?

✅ Trine University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Trine University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Trine University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Trine University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Trine University?

✅ Trine University is not test optional.

What is Trine University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Trine University is 79%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Trine University?

❌ Trine University does not offer early decision.

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Trine University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Trine University? Trine University is a somewhat selective institution. The Trine University acceptance rate is 79%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Trine University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

500 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1010 to 1210


1010 and Less


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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Trine University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.51. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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