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Trinity University Admissions

If you want to apply to Trinity University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Trinity University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Trinity University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 51%
Mean SAT Score 1338
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 53%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 46%
Waitlist Yes

Considering Applying Early to Trinity University?

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%. Last year, 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Trinity University Hard To Get Into?

It is very difficult to get into Trinity University. 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 were offered a spot.

What Does Trinity University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Trinity University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Trinity University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Trinity University?

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, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 55%
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 consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Trinity University has 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, 53% of Trinity University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Trinity University?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Trinity University?

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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Transferring to Trinity University

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

Trinity University Admissions FAQs

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) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Trinity University?

No, Trinity University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Trinity University's acceptance rate?

Trinity University's acceptance rate is 34%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Trinity University?

Trinity University's early decision acceptance rate was 17% in 2021.

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Trinity University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


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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Trinity University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

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

Trinity University ACT Scores


ACT Range

28 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


28 to 33


28 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 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.

Trinity University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1420


Math SAT Range

630 - 720


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1270 to 1420


1270 and Less


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Trinity University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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