If you are thinking about applying to Trinity University, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Trinity University by March 15.
Trinity University offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Trinity University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Trinity University is 17%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 34%. In 2021, Trinity University admitted 36 of the 207 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Trinity University is avery difficult school to get into. Trinity University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Trinity University accepted 34% of all applicants., around 3,158 of the 9,394 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Trinity University, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2021, Trinity University waitlisted 850 students. Of those, 309 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Trinity University must submit the following items. Double check with Trinity 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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Trinity University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 55% submitted a class rank. At Trinity University 51% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 84% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Trinity University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||31.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.4%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.9%|
|3.00 and 3.24||8.7%|
|2.50 and 2.9||1.7%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Trinity University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Trinity University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 53% of Trinity University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Trinity University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1270 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Trinity University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1270, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Trinity University student is 1338.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Trinity University students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 630 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Trinity University students scored 710 or higher, and 75% scored a 630 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Trinity University, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Trinity University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Trinity University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Trinity University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Trinity University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Trinity University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Trinity University.
Does Trinity University accept transfer credits?
Trinity University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Trinity University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Trinity University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Trinity University?
No, Trinity University is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Trinity University? Trinity University is a very selective institution. The Trinity University acceptance rate is 34%. This means that the institution accepts 33 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Trinity University is Jan 15.
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Trinity University is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Trinity University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1420 and Above
1270 to 1420
1270 and Less
The median SAT score for Trinity University students is 1338. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Trinity University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Trinity University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Trinity University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. 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.
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