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Chances of getting into Trinity University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
34%
Admission Difficulty for Trinity University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition High 
How hard is it to get into Trinity and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Trinity is 34%.  It ranks #4 in Texas and #107 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Trinity is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 3,158 out of 9,394 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent (SAT 1250/1420 ACT 28/32). Trinity University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.68. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Trinity application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Trinity University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Trinity SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1250-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT 
51%
SAT Scores for Trinity University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1250
SAT Scores for Trinity University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1340

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Trinity University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1160. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1340 out of 1600. Trinity ranks #5 in Texas and #94 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Trinity University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1420 and Above Good >49%
1335 to 1420 Avg + 34%-49%
1250 to 1335 Avg - 21%-34%
1165 to 1250 Reach 12%-21%
Less than 1165 Low <12%
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Trinity ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
28-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
49%
ACT Scores for Trinity University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 28
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 30

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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 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 #3 in Texas and #98 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trinity University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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%
30 to 32 Avg + 34%-49%
28 to 30 Avg - 21%-34%
26 to 28 Reach 12%-21%
Less than 26 Low <12%
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Trinity GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.68
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 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 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 
4.0 19.4% Good
3.75 to 3.99 31.9% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 20.4% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.9% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.7% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% of Trinity University freshman were in the top ten 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 51%
Top 25% of class 84%
Top 50% of class 98%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Trinity University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,424 3,970 9,394
Accepted 1,724 1,434 3,158
Acceptance Rate 32% 36% 34%
Enrolled 321 313 634
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
122

Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Trinity University Application 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 very high 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 1250 and 1420. 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 28 and 32. 49% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.