#16 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Trine University

Angola, Indiana

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Trine University overview
Location Angola, Indiana
Online trine.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Trine University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Trine University, established in 1884, is a private institution situated in Angola, Indiana, sited in a rural setting approximately 40 miles north of Fort Wayne. Known for its focus on engineering, business, education, and health sciences, the university offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Trine's campus features a contemporary architectural style with facilities that support an emphasis on experiential learning and technology. The university provides on-campus housing options for students, promoting a residential experience integral to its educational model. While Trine University has an open admissions policy, the academic environment is geared toward individualized attention and a personalized approach to education. Trine is also recognized for its athletic teams, known as the Thunder, which compete in the NCAA Division III, particularly distinguished in ice hockey and golf.

In the most recent statistical year 3,904 prospective students applied, and 3,587 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 653 enrolled in the school.  2,509 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,579 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,330 plus fees of $560. Trine University is ranked 772 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Trine University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Trine University overview
SAT 1030/1240
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.51

Applications Accepted

Trine University overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Trine University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$560
Room and Board $11,920
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$51,410

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

44% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Trine University students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 30%
Business 19%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 13%
Education 10%
Engineering Technology 7%

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