About Trinity

At Trinity University, we create connections. We are a private, liberal arts and sciences institution in San Antonio, Texas, where our 2,512 students discover, grow, and become visionaries to make the world a better place. Our Pathways curriculum blends the liberal arts and sciences with business and pre-professional programs, enriching our writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills. We confront global challenges and challenge the status quo.

Academic Programs 

At Trinity, academic excellence is expected. Trinity students live in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world where borders mean less and collaboration, tolerance, and intercultural communication mean more. For these reasons Trinity offers a rigorous yet flexible curriculum enhanced with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and special opportunities, all of which are designed to provide real world experiences, increase international exposure and understanding, and instill the values required for global citizenship and making a difference.
Trinity faculty members are gifted teachers who have dedicated themselves to working closely with students in and out of the classroom. With a student/faculty ratio of 9:1, Trinity offers ample opportunities for students to collaborate with some of the best minds in the country.

Undergraduate research opportunities are available to all Trinity students at all class levels. Students have hands-on access to equipment typically available only at the graduate level. Plus, students who author or co-author research papers can submit them for publication in academic journals or present findings at academic conferences.


A Trinity education is an invaluable experience. The University strives to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to discover innovative and creative relationships between the material learned in the classroom and the opportunity to put it into practice. Trinity is a place where students learn from each other and a dedicated faculty to make a difference in the world.

  • 92% retention rate from first year and second year.
  • 80% of Trinity students graduate within six years.
  • Over 80% of graduates obtained a job or entered graduate school programs at graduation.
  • Graduates enjoy the second highest starting salaries in TX.

Trinity By the Numbers

  • 2,512 undergraduate enrollment
  • 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • 58 Majors
  • 44% men, 56% women
  • 42% underrepresented students
  • 48 states, 57 countries
  • 18 Division III varsity sports team, 10 club teams
  • 115 active student organizations
  • 80% students complete internship and/or research

Student Background for the Admitted Class of 2025:

  • 9,608 Applications Received
  • 34% Acceptance Rate
  • GPA middle 50%: 3.6 - 4.0 (unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • ACT middle 50%: 30-34
  • SAT middle 50%: 1340-1480

San Antonio

According to Mark Twain, “There are only four unique cities in America: Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco and San Antonio” and who can argue with that? Trinity’s campus is a stone’s throw from the heart of downtown San Antonio, which allows the Trinity community to experience everything from art events like First Friday to Fiesta celebrations to farmer’s markets at the Pearl. Aside from the downtown areas, San Antonio is home to many teams, attractions, and events. Professional sports teams such as the five-time NBA champion Spurs organization and events like the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and Fiesta bring millions of people to the city to celebrate local culture.

San Antonio is one of the fastest growing cities in America with a booming economy thanks to a demand for medical, biomedical and biotechnology, energy, manufacturing, tourism, technology, and military sectors.

Deadline Information

Trinity University seeks to enroll a diverse class of bright, energetic, and engaged students that will take advantage of Trinity’s expert faculty, beautiful campus, first-rate resources and opportunities, and a community focused on their undergraduate education.

Early Decision I (binding)

  • Application Deadline: November 1
  • Decision Notification: December 1

Early Action  (non-binding) 

  • Application Deadline: November 1
  • Decision Notification: December 15

Early Decision II (binding)

  • Application Deadline: February 1
  • Decision Notification: February 15

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline: February 1
  • Decision Notification: March 15

Required Application Materials

All students are required to submit:

  • Coalition Application, Common Application or Apply Texas Application
  • Personal Essay
  • Official High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (only for students not applying test-optional)
    • Testing Codes: SAT: 6831; ACT: 4226
  • If English is your second language, it is highly recommended that you submit results from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo
  • Counselor Recommendation or Secondary School Report
  • Teacher Recommendation

Further details about application requirements are posted here: https://www.trinity.edu/admissions-aid/apply

Financial Aid

A top-quality Trinity education is an invaluable investment with benefits that last a lifetime. We believe that a Trinity education is an attainable goal and a worthwhile investment for your future. Trinity has a longstanding commitment to admitting an economically diverse student body. Eighteen percent of the student body is Pell Grant eligible. 

Over $45 million is awarded annually to Trinity students in the form of grants and scholarships - outright awards and do not need to be repaid. Students who demonstrate financial need are offered a financial aid package that generally consists of a grant, loan and campus work opportunity. In addition, first-year applicants are automatically considered for merit scholarships which range up to $30,000. These scholarships are awarded to our top applicants each year based on academic credentials. 

We encourage you to visit gotu.us/finaid for more information about financial aid forms and deadlines, tuition and fees, all scholarship and financial aid opportunities.


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