Trinity University
San Antonio, TX, USA


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
40-99 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%

African American
Asian/Pacific Islander

What Students Are Saying

The rigor starts in your Freshman year with seminars like HUMA 1600 (a Western Civ. survey seminar which manifests itself as a six-hour class that requires multiple papers per week and tons of reading) and it certainly doesn't end there.
There are a fair number of kids that major in things like Business Administration, but the work can always be as rigorous as you allow it to be.
However, flexibility is also definitely a major part of the curriculum. Just about everyone double-majors, or at least takes a minor. It's so common you often find yourself automatically asking another student what his or her majors are. Furthermore, the GPA requirement to maintain a scholarship is a mere 2.5, simply because the school wants to encourage students to take classes outside of their comfort zone.
Lastly, it is important to note that the University really does prepare its students quite well. Internships are plentiful, and they always come with either class credit or good old $. Being a LAC, there's no grad-students, so guess who gets to help out on research?
To illustrate: 65% of graduates end up attending grad school within six years, and plenty of them go to programs with shiny names.
Daniel from Alvarado, TX
The workload is heavy, but it's manageable, prepared to write a lot! The professors push you to do your best and don't give A's easily, but A's are attainable if you really put in the effort. The academics are great and Trinity has a great reputation which really helps when you're looking for internships and jobs.
Meredith from Carmel, IN
Trinity makes small class sizes a priority. Students are able to meet the high standards set by the university when given the attention they are able to receive from professors. These standards help to promote a strong understanding of the subjects being taught.
Angela from San Antonio, TX
The academic caliber of Trinity University is not only recognized in the surrounding area of San Antonio, TX, but nationally and internationally. After graduating from the very competitive and rigorous high school I attended, most students felt well-prepared for their first several college courses. Though I felt prepared, I still found classes at Trinity to be an intellectual challenge. I was required to put in long hours of studying and dedicate most of my time to schoolwork, which is more than many of my past high school classmates can say. This is what makes me feel that the academics at Trinity University are superior to many other schools across the nation.
Margaret from Omaha, NE
Hard Classes but worth it.
Robert from Austin, TX
Trinity is a very challenging university, but any degree you receive will be well earned and well respected.
Celia from San Antonio, TX
The courses, for the most part, are challenging. There is no honors college but the work I do in my classes is oftentimes harder than the work my friends are doing in honors classes at other schools.
Taylor from Colleyville, TX