Trinity Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Trinity University
How hard is it to get into Trinity and can I get accepted? The school has a 38% acceptance rate ranking it #7 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,946 out of 7,663 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 14 percent. Trinity 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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Trinity SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT45%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1300|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1380|
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 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 45 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1460 and Above||Good||>51%|
|1380 to 1460||Avg +||38%-51%|
|1300 to 1380||Avg -||26%-38%|
|1220 to 1300||Reach||17%-26%|
|Less than 1220||Low||<17%|
Trinity ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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 #5 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trinity University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>54%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||38%-54%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||29%-38%|
|25 to 27||Reach||21%-29%|
|Less than 25||Low||<21%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Trinity University. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
81% of Trinity University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||22%||22%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply77
Applicants have 77 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Trinity before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Trinity University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.