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Chances of getting into Trinity University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
34.2%
Admission Difficulty for Trinity University
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Trinity and can I get accepted? The school has a 34% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,956 out of 8,654 applicants were admitted making Trinity a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. Trinity University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Trinity SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1260-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Trinity University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Trinity University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Average SAT Score 1350

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Trinity University typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Trinity University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >47%
1345 to 1430 Avg + 34%-47%
1260 to 1345 Avg - 23%-34%
1175 to 1260 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 1175 Low <15%
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Trinity ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for Trinity University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Trinity University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Trinity regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trinity University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Trinity University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >49%
29 to 32 Avg + 34%-49%
27 to 29 Avg - 25%-34%
25 to 27 Reach 18%-25%
Less than 25 Low <18%
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Trinity GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Trinity University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Trinity. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Trinity University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Texas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Trinity will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Trinity University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 34% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 10% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

81% of Trinity University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Trinity University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 47%
Top 25% of class 81%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Trinity University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,784 3,870 8,654
Accepted 1,586 1,370 2,956
Acceptance Rate 33% 35% 34%
Enrolled 347 343 690
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
107

Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Trinity University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229267 IPEDS survey data for Trinity University.

FAQs

Does Trinity University prefer SAT or ACT?

51% of students submit their SAT scores to Trinity. 49% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Trinity University?

34% of those who apply are granted admission to Trinity. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Trinity University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1260 and 1430. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Trinity University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.