Trine University

1 University Ave, Angola, United States
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Overview of Trine University

About this school

Trine University (formerly Tri-State University), founded in 1884, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 400-acre campus is located in Angola, 65 miles east of South Bend.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,104
    • Men:2,266 Men (55.2%)
    • Women:1,838 Women (44.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Trine University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Angola, IN 46703-1764
Phone
(260) 665-4100
Fax
(260) 665-4292
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
August 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 3,597 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 1,496 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 2,101 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
707 (30%) of 2,360 admitted students enrolled
Women
228 (24%) of 959 admitted students enrolled
Men
479 (34%) of 1,401 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.53
375 And Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
537 average
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
11%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
29%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
25 average |20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
13%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,540 (74.9%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,570 (25.1%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Trine University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 10
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001839
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
578 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
507 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
506 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
84 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$28,583
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 506 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,331
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 447 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,945
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 61 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
95 (15.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,455

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,761 (96.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,581 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,576 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
334 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$27,853
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,573 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,962
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,389 (88.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,732
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 219 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
240 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,882

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,161
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Education, Home Economics, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students, Twins

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


113

Part-Time Faculty


52

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 39% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
270,354
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Trine University provides none

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Civil Engineering
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Law
  • Public Administration

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


8,649

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


400 acres

Weather


Temperature
15.3 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
132 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Fort Wayne
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Waterloo

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


71% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


29%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Thunder (Thor)
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, sand volleyball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Trine University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus christian house, society of women engineers, multicultural student organization, speak, trine disc golf collective

Sororities


23.5% of women participate

Fraternities


23% of men participate

ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,920

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,104
Women
1,838
Men
2,266

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 6.3% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.7% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 26 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


198

Student Resources

Study resources