Chances of getting into Trine University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.4%
Admission Difficulty for Trine University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Trine University and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,931 out of 3,993 applicants were admitted making Trine University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Trine University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Trine University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
66%
SAT Scores for Trine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Trine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Trine University?

Trine University typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Trine University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >82%
1120 to 1230 Avg + 73%-82%
1010 to 1120 Avg - 61%-73%
900 to 1010 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 900 Low <48%
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Trine University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Trine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Trine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Trine University?

Admission data indicates that Trine University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trine University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Trine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >82%
24 to 27 Avg + 73%-82%
21 to 24 Avg - 61%-73%
18 to 21 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 18 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Trine University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Trine University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Trine University accepts 73% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Trine University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 35% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

57% of Trine University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Trine University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Trine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,648 2,345 3,993
Accepted 1,174 1,757 2,931
Acceptance Rate 71% 75% 73%
Enrolled 215 426 641
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
61

Applicants have 61 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Trine University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Trine University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Trine University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Trine University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152567 IPEDS survey data for Trine University.

Frequently Asked Questions

66% of students submit their SAT scores to Trine University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Trine University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.