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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX 4-Year Private

About Trinity University

Trinity University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of San Antonio, TX, less than an hour from San Antonio.

Founded in 1869, the institution currently enrolls around 2,678 students a year, including 2,505 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Trinity University's endowment was valued at $1,278,972,293 in 2021. For each full-time student, Trinity University spends about $25,507.

2021 Admissions Facts About Trinity University

Acceptance rate: 34%

Average GPA: 3.68

Mean ACT score: 30

Mean SAT score: 1338

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: March 15

Trinity University Acceptance Rate 2021

Trinity University is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Trinity University accepts around 34 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.68 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Trinity University is 1338. The mean ACT scores is 30.

In 2021, 850 applicants were waitlisted and 72 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Trinity University a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college 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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Trinity University, around 89 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 654 students who started at Trinity University as first-time freshman, 435 graduate within four years.

Around 79 percent of students who started at Trinity University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $12,651 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Trinity University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Trinity University a good school for YOU?

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Trinity University's application deadline is January 15. All applicants will be notified by March 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Trinity University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

Campus Setting: Urban

Trinity University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Trinity University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Trinity University is Apr 1.

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

Trinity University ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


29 to 32


29 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Trinity University is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Trinity University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Trinity University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1290 - 1420


Math SAT Range

640 - 730


Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1290 to 1420


1290 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Trinity University students is 1351. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Trinity University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1290 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1290 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Trinity University.

Trinity University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Trinity University is like? There are approximately 2,692 students enrolled at Trinity University, including 2,528 undergraduate students and 164 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from TX and 24% percent of students are from other states.


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