Trine University

Trine University

Angola, IN
location
Private
type
Small
setting
43%
57%
student ratio
3,372
total students
Tuition Cost $31,080 | $31,080
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $27,021
August 1
fall application deadline
76%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
23
act composite

Overview

Trine University's Academic Excellence is Nationally Recognized

In addition to being recognized in the 2016 edition of "US News and World Report" America's Best Colleges edition, Trine has been ranked among the best Midwestern baccalaureate colleges each year for the past nine years. "The Princeton Review" has named Trine a Best Midwestern College each year since 2008.

Trine launched a Doctor of Physical Therapy program (trine.edu/DPT), its first doctoral degree, in fall 2014. In August 2018, Trine will start a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.

In winter 2015, Trine merged the Ketner School of Business and Allen School of Engineering and Technology to form the College of Engineering and Business, melding the collaborative learning experience for engineering and business students. Students partner on real projects for the private sector to promote understanding of how the two disciplines work together in industry.

New in fall 2015, the Franks School of Education began offering a dual licensure program in elementary education and special education for kindergarten through grade 6 (K-6). Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree and are eligible for both a license in elementary education K-6 and a license in special education/mild intervention K-6.

Trine's student-faculty ratio is 13:1 in a rigorous academic climate that is second to none. Students receive excellent instruction from professors trained at some of the country's most highly regarded universities. Students demonstrate their knowledge and apply skills learned in the classroom when they complete capstone projects.

Trine's challenging engineering program has led to success at multiple regional and national competitions. For eight consecutive years, students have won national awards for design from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

Annually, Trine's chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association consistently captures a record number of awards at national competitions. The chapter brought home more awards at the 2015 regional competition. Trine is one of the few undergraduate programs in the US to specialize in forensic and correctional psychology.

Trine University's academic programs are nationally recognized and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. Its Franks School of Education is one of the smallest in the nation to meet the strict standards for accreditation by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), as well as those of the Indiana Department of Education/Division of Professional Standards. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Trine's Ketner School of Business is accredited by the internationally recognized Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The Trine Campus Delivers the Amenities and Excitement Expected from a Leading University

Trine's residential students enjoy an extraordinary campus experience. Resort-quality student apartments -- some of which overlook Trine's pristine, 18-hole Zollner Golf Course -- give students homes away from home, with the comfort of central living areas and semi-private bedrooms and baths. Each building has lounges with big-screen televisions and fireplaces, plus recreation areas with game tables. Trine students enjoy a unique dining experience provided by Bon Appetit, which prepares authentic and fresh meals made daily from scratch.

The renovation of Best Hall of Science will be complete in January 2017, adding 26,000 square feet of laboratories, offices and group study spaces. In fall 2017, Trine will open the new Thunder Ice Arena for the inaugural season of its men's and women's hockey teams. Trine also will launch bowling and esports teams in 2017. In 2018, the new MTI Center will open, offering three basketball courts, a six-lane bowling alley, a fitness center and an esports arena.

New in fall 2015 were Reiners Residence Hall and the newly renovated Ford Hall. Reiners is a 170-bed, apartment-style residence hall featuring two-bed units with private baths. Ford Hall, home of the Ketner School of Business, reopened after a $6 million renovation. Ford boasts technology-rich classrooms, the Rhoads Center for Entrepreneurship and a design that models the business world. This enhanced learning environment also offers a laboratory with up-to-the-minute information about stocks being traded and other business news.

Students have free access to the Hornbacher Fitness Center and student lounges. The climate-controlled Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center showcases a 200-meter indoor track and training spaces for tennis, baseball and softball, as well as an area for intramural sports and recreation. The Zollner Athletic Stadium serves 5,000 fans with its upper-deck suites and patio, grandstand and concessions, while Trine athletes benefit from an expansive locker area and the Metal Technologies Health and Fitness Center, plus offices for coaches.

New fraternity buildings on campus demonstrate Trine University's flourishing Greek life. Kappa Sigma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Theta, Delta Chi and Alpha Sigma Phi all constructed stunning new homes over the last ten years.

The Trine chapter of Delta Chi fraternity has earned several President's Cups for overall superior performance and programming at its annual international convention. The President's Cup is the most prestigious award given to any Delta Chi chapter. The tradition of excellence vaults the university's Delta Chi chapter to the highest rank among chapters across the country.

Trine Offers the Resources and Support Necessary to Ensure Students Land the Best Jobs

Trine is proud of its 98.8 percent graduate employment rate, whichtops the national average of 75.6 percent. The rate means 98.8 percent of 2015 graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

To ensure Trine students find top career opportunities, the Employment Resource Center serves as a central information conduit between employers seeking the brightest new talent and graduates prepared to succeed in today's workforce. Trinecareers.org manages job and career opportunities for students and employers and allows registered students to post online resumes, while nearly 3,000 registered employers can access the resumes and enter their job offerings. The office also hosts corporate recruiters for visits and arranges individual interviews with student job candidates.

The Employment Resource Center team also assists with career planning and provides individual and group instruction (workshops, educational programs, guest speakers) on topics including resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, business etiquette, individual portfolio development, job-search strategies and graduate school searches. They also facilitate networking opportunities such as career fairs, industry nights, mock interviews, referral interviews and job shadows to connect students with alumni and employers in their field.

In addition, the Employment Resource Center continues to build relationships with employers who recruit Trine students for internship and co-operative education.

Collaborative visits provide Trine faculty the opportunity to meet with internship and co-op supervisors to learn firsthand what educators can do to help prepare students for their future careers.


Location & Contact

1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703-1764
USA

Mr.Travis Foster

Associate Director of Admission

Phone: 260-665-4819
Fax: 260-665-4578
Email: admit@trine.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,890
    • Accepted2,217
    • Acceptance Rate76%
    • Enrolled3,372
    • Female Applicants1,113
    • Females Accepted849
    • Female Acceptance Rate76%
    • Male Applicants1,777
    • Males Accepted1,368
    • Male Acceptance Rate76%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.5
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.45
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 1st August 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 1st August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading
    • SAT Math
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 20 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$31,080
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,080
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$460
    • Room and board *$10,570
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$27,021
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$27,981
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$6,355
    • Average Loan Aid:$5,413
    • Average Grant Aid:$12,829
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$20,794
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 82%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 22%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,372
    • Male Student Percentage57%
    • Female Student Percentage43%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.92%
    • Black or African American3.16%
    • White or Caucasian75.71%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.29%
    • Asian1.75%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.09%
    • Two or more races2.7%
    • Unknown or International Student2.1%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout6.29% representing 16 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students39% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 69%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Campus Christian House, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Multicultural Student Organization, Math Club, Trine Disc Golf Collective
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty256
    • Full-time Percentage45%
    • Part-time Percentage55%
    • Female Percentage40%
    • Male Percentage60%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,049 students to 163 faculty


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