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Trinity University Overview

Trinity University is a private not-for-profit institution located in San Antonio, Texas. The city atmosphere of San Antonio makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Trinity University Known For?

677 Undergraduate Awards
$36,530 Avg Cost After Aid
34% Acceptance Rate
  • Trinity U has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • Students at Trinity U have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Trinity U.
  • In 2017-2018, 75% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Trinity U makes roughly $54,900 a year. This is 35% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Trinity U student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Trinity University Rankings

We have ranked Trinity U as #123 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. Trinity U also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Trinity U has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#58 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Trinity U.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Best Health/Medical Admin Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#64 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Trinity U has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#22 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Schools College Factual
#38 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#45 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#64 Best Education Schools College Factual
#79 Best Health Professions Schools College Factual
#126 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual

Where Is Trinity University?


Contact details for Trinity U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Phone: 210-999-7011

How Do I Get Into Trinity U?

You can apply to Trinity U online at:

Admission Requirements for Trinity U

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Trinity U?

34% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
69% Submit SAT Scores
Trinity U has a fairly low acceptance rate of 34%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 36%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 69% of students accepted to Trinity U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 710. Math scores were between 620 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Trinity University  ( 630 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Trinity University  ( 620 to 710 )
Trinity U received ACT scores from 56% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 26 and 30. Composite scores were between 28 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Trinity University  ( 27 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Trinity University  ( 26 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for Trinity University  ( 28 to 32 )

Can I Afford Trinity University?

$36,530 Net Price
33% Take Out Loans
1.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Trinity U is $36,530. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Trinity U, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $9,384 a year. That adds up to $37,536 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Trinity U is 1.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Trinity University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,457 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,504 undergraduate students at Trinity U, with 2,457 being full-time and 47 being part-time.


There are also 173 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,457 full-time undergraduates at Trinity U, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Trinity University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 199
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 522
White 1,390
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 153

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Trinity University. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 51 countries are represented at Trinity U. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Online Learning at Trinity University

139 Took All Classes Online
2,527 Took At Least One Class Online
188.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,527 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Trinity U has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 126th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Growth Rankings of Trinity U

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Trinity University was 188.5%. This is the #292 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Trinity U regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Trinity University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Accounting 29 16 45
Communication & Media Studies 40 0 40
Child Development & Psychology 38 0 38
Economics 38 0 38
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 37 0 37
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 35 35
Computer Information Systems 34 0 34
Marketing 31 0 31
General English Literature 31 0 31
Finance & Financial Management 29 0 29
Engineering Science 29 0 29
Political Science & Government 27 0 27
Romance Languages 22 0 22
History 22 0 22
Educational Administration 0 21 21
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 20 0 20
Fine & Studio Arts 20 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 19 19
Natural Resources Conservation 16 0 16
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 15 0 15
Business Administration & Management 14 0 14
General Biology 13 0 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 12 0 12
Anthropology 12 0 12
Writing Studies 11 0 11
Chemistry 11 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 11
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 10 0 10
Classical Languages & Literature 10 0 10
Applied Mathematics 10 0 10
International Business 9 0 9
Mathematics 9 0 9
Philosophy 9 0 9
Religious Studies 7 0 7
Physics 7 0 7
International Relations & National Security 7 0 7
Sociology 7 0 7
Area Studies 6 0 6
Music 6 0 6
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 4 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3 0 3
East Asian Languages 3 0 3
Germanic Languages 3 0 3
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3 0 3
Urban Studies 3 0 3
Teacher Education Subject Specific 2 0 2
Ethnic Studies 1 0 1
Public Health 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 677 95 772


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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