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Trinity University

San Antonio, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate34%
Acceptance Rate34%

Trinity University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Trinity University, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Trinity University for the fall semester should hear back from Trinity University by March 15.

Trinity University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Trinity University's admissions stats.

Trinity University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 49%
Mean SAT Score 1364
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 39%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 29%
Waitlist Yes

Trinity University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Trinity University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 15 February 1
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes January 1 March 15

Want to Apply 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.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Trinity University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Trinity University is 66%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 34%. Last year, Trinity University admitted 143 of the 218 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Trinity University Admissions

Transferring to Trinity University

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Trinity University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Trinity University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 shine.

Admissions Factors at Trinity University

What does Trinity 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
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Trinity University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Trinity University, all applicants 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)
Interview √
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement √
Transcript of High School Record √

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Trinity University?

Students admitted to Trinity University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Trinity University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At Trinity University 49% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 84% were in the top 25% and 99% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19.9%
3.75 and 3.99 36.5%
3.50 and 3.74 23.1%
3.25 and 3.49 12.2%
3.00 and 3.24 6.2%
2.50 and 2.9 2.1%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

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 Trinity University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Trinity University considers standardized tests scores during 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 2022, 39% of Trinity University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 29% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Trinity University?

To be competitive with other Trinity University applicants, you should aim to score between 1300 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Trinity University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1300, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Trinity University student is 1364.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Trinity University students scored 738 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Trinity University students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Trinity University?

To be most competitive at Trinity University, you should strive to earn between 29 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 29 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Trinity University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 29.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Summer Term

Trinity University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Trinity University?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Trinity University.

Does Trinity University accept transfer credits?

βœ… Trinity University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

βœ… 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 whether to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, 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?

βœ… Trinity University's acceptance rate is 34%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Trinity University?

βœ… Trinity University's early decision acceptance rate was 66% in 2021.

Want To Learn More About Trinity University?

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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.


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

29 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


29 to 33


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 31. 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 29 and 33 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

1300 - 1450


Math SAT Range

630 - 738


Reading SAT Range

650 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1300 to 1450


1300 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Trinity University students is 1364. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Trinity University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1300 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1300 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.

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

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