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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Trine is an above-average private university located in Angola, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,054 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Trine acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD), Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 63% of students, Trine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

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Trine University Rankings

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Trine Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1040-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,202/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,238/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    81%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,054Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,136
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Accepting, no cliques for such a small school
    35%
  • Takes class very seriously, still has social life
    23%
  • Academic, unique, and laid-back
    19%
  • Adult students
    13%
  • Not much school spirit, everyone just studies
    6%
  • Boring
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • You are not a number, professors know you.
    33%
  • Great faculty involvment.
    23%
  • Great faculty and an interesting community
    20%
  • An interesting community
    7%
  • Comfortable
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.25 responses
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I love that it’s a small campus and that I can have more help from professors! The food is good compared to other colleges, and it takes 10 minutes tops to walk to class. There are two coffee shops on campus, one you can actually use meal swipes at for breakfast and lunch so that’s really nice. I would like to have a pool/swim team on campus. The closest is at the Y. Also at the coffee shops lunch starts at 10:30 am and you have to buy coffee instead of getting it with your meal swipe, so it would be nice to have lunch at 11 that way I don’t have to get up super early to get coffee included with my meal. There are “flex dollars” which you get $75 of a semester and you can use those to buy stuff with instead of actual cash if you run out of meal swipes, it’s extremely helpful!
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TrineOnline is a unique experience that I was NOT prepared for at all. I was so completely stressed out about the format and not being in a classroom sitting front and center jotting down all the notes and paying attention. I struggled HARDCORE, but with the level of compassion and love for education and their students, the online professors extended themselves as the valuable resources they are assuring me that I was not alone. My professor for a high level Psychology course reacted instantaneously to my stressed out email regarding the beginning of the semester by immediately reassuring me that I would not be left to drown in material, but that she would also extend one on one time if need be and particularly called me and worked over the first two chapters of the course. Further, the transition to online class for our regular in class purses was seen less and offered a surreal experience comparable to the experience TrineOnline provides.
I went into the whole college experience unprepared, misguided, and with no specific interests from what I wanted from it. I knew what I wanted to major in and become, but nothing more and nothing less. With my tour of Trine and meeting with my now Academic advisor and one of my Major’s head of the Dept. I knew that Trine was for me. The past two years, and this year specifically I benefited plentifully due to the close quarters interactions and small student-staff ration. Moreover, the level of gratitude and respect I have towards all members of the staff is immeasurable as they truly go above and beyond to help you find the best opportunities academically, socially, and with your collegiate and professional career. Even with TrineOnline, I struggled because I’m a very hands on/visual student and the online instructor called me and went over the chapters with me that I was struggling with simply due to the format. This year was incredible, even with regard to the global pandemic.