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Trine University Admission Requirements

Angola, Indiana

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Your chances of getting into Trine University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

91.9%
Admission Difficulty for Trine University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Trine University is 91.9%.  Its admission rate is the 40th lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Trine University and can you get accepted?

Trine University is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,587 out of the 3,904 who applied were admitted.

Trine University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Trine University?

92% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Trine University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.51 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1140 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Trine University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.51

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Trine University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Trine University are to have around a 3.51 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Trine University accepts 92% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Trine University is 3.51 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #21 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Trine University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Trine University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 17.97% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.4% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.87% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.04% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 12.88% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.02% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.64% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Trine University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Trine University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1030-1240

Applicants Submitting SAT 

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SAT Scores for Trine University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1030
SAT Scores for Trine University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 610
Math 75th Percentile 630
Composite 75th Percentile 1240
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Trine University is 1140 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1030-1240. Students who get into Trine University score in the top 55 percent of all SAT test takers..  Trine University ranks #18 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1140 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Trine University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1030, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 920, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Trine University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1140 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1135, you have around a 92% chance of being admitted. A 1240 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Trine University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >96%
1135 to 1240 Avg + 92%-96%
1030 to 1135 Avg - 86%-92%
925 to 1030 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 925 Low <76%
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Trine University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for Trine University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 20
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Trine University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Trine University is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #19 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trine University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Trine University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Trine University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 92% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 96% with a 28 ACT score.

Trine University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >96%
24 to 28 Avg + 92%-96%
21 to 24 Avg - 87%-92%
18 to 21 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 18 Low <79%
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High School Class Rank

79% of Trine University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 43% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Trine University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 79%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Trine University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,582 2,322 3,904
Accepted 1,485 2,102 3,587
Acceptance Rate 94% 91% 92%
Enrolled 235 418 653
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

68

Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Trine University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Trine University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Trine University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Trine University is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.51 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1140 and ACT of 24 will almost guarantee your admission.

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

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Trine University?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Trine University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Trine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1240. The average SAT score is 1135. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Trine University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.