Trinity University

Trinity University

Trinity University is located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. It was created in the year 1869. The Cumberland Presbyterians in Tehuacana, Texas, shouldered the responsibility for the establishment of this university. Students of Trinity University are offered degrees and professional programs in diverse fields of study including art history, business administration, cognitive science, communications management, and health professions.

The men's teams participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, swimming and diving, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, and soccer. The women's teams are involved in basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, soccer, track and field, softball, volleyball, and tennis. The sports teams of Trinity University are nicknamed the Tigers. The university also has an active Greek life which is evident by the presence of sororities and fraternities such as Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Chi, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Omega Phi.

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Contacting Trinity University

Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio , TX 78212-7200
General Phone: (210) 999-7011

Trinity University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management163business management, accounting, finance, international business, management science, marketing
Liberal Arts148East Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Chinese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Science57biology, biochemistry, chemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching50educational administration, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Media45communication studies
Therapy and Counseling42psychology, school psychology
Medical Administration37health care facilities management
Engineering26engineering science
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Music12music, music performance, music theory and composition, voice
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy, religion
Fine Arts7art history and criticism
Art Studies6art studies
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Trinity University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54455
Master's degree1058

Trinity University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trinity University had a total enrollment of 2,686 students (2,613 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 4%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 42%
20-21 41%
22-24 11%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Trinity University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %

Trinity University Room and Board (2007)

Trinity University offers campus housing for 1,829 of its 2,613 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of San Antonio, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Trinity University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal590690
SAT Math610690
ACT Verbal2733
ACT Math2731
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT67%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Trinity University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,834
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,834
Room and board $ 9,687
Room charge $ 6,465
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,820
Books and supplies $ 950
Other expenses $ 1,050

Financial Aid:
Trinity University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 364700)

Trinity University Faculty

Trinity University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year65$109,21620$96,696
Associate professoracademic year37$76,57828$72,035
Assistant professoracademic year39$53,95429$55,659
Instructoracademic year5$53,2007$41,706
All faculty totalacademic year146$84,26584$69,725

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Trinity University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

Trinity University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Science

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management


Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Voice and Opera

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Trinity University Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Trinity University Number of degree programs
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Trinity University Student SAT scores
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Trinity University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Trinity University % of degrees in liberal arts
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Trinity University Salaries of full-time faculty
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Trinity University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in medical administration
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Trinity University % of degrees in medical administration
% of degrees in music
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Trinity University % of degrees in music
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Trinity University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Trinity University Male % of student body
% of degrees in media
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Trinity University % of degrees in media

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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