Trine University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Trine University

Trine University is a small private institution situated on a 400-acre campus in Angola, Indiana. The institution has a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and the school’s curriculum focuses on practical, hands-on experiences. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. In athletics, the Trine Thunder play in the NCAA Division III Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,413 (2,153 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male/45% Female
  • 49% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,810
  • Books: $1,200
  • Room and Board: $10,810
  • Other Expenses: $3,400
  • Total Cost: $48,220

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,459
    • Loans: $6,155

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Engineering; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 25%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis
  • Women’s Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Overview of Trine College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Trine University Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 500/610
    • SAT Math: 510/620
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/27
    • ACT English: 20/26
    • ACT Math: 22/27

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Trine University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Trine University is currently out of your reach, you will be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Liberty University, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Trine University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Georgia State University, California State University Long Beach, San Jose State University, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hampton University, Washington State University, University of Texas at San Antonio

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Trine University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of California, Davis, Texas Christian University, Temple University, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University

Applying to Trine University

Application Deadline: August 1

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