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B
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Trine is an above-average private university located in Angola, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,938 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Trine acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD), Mechanical Engineering, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 55% of students, Trine alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
About Trine University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703
Website
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Trine University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,176/ 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
$21,585/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,938Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,160
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
34%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Accepting, no cliques for such a small school
    39%
  • Takes class very seriously, still has social life
    21%
  • Academic, unique, and laid-back
    14%
  • Adult students
    14%
  • Not much school spirit, everyone just studies
    7%
  • Boring
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.46 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
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  • You are not a number, professors know you.
    33%
  • Great faculty involvment.
    26%
  • Great faculty and an interesting community
    22%
  • An interesting community
    7%
  • Comfortable
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • Strict
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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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This past year at Trine University I have become very close to all the people I have met. It is a great place to meet new people and to get involved. There are plenty of things to do at Trine. Some which include, participating in a sport, band, attending concerts or a sporting event, going to all of the fun activities throughout the year hosted by all of the different clubs, and much more. You'll always know what's going on around campus as well! They are great at advertising events! It's very easy to talk with professors too! Whether you need help or just want some clarification, just ask! I have loved every minute at Trine and I'm super excited to see what the next few years bring!
I love the atmosphere. It doesn't feel like a small college, yet it's easy to find the opportunities that a small college offers. Small class sizes, easy access to professors, and even easier access to help sessions and tutoring if you are ever struggling. It's so easy to make friends here, especially through athletics. But even if you're not an athlete, there are so many ways to get involved and meet new people all over campus. I'e already met some people that I think will be my friends for the rest of my life. The food options here are also excellent. The cafeteria is buffet style, which is very beneficial as an athlete. There are always 3 or even 4 options of a wide variety. Plus, you can always go and swipe at the depot, which I would equate to qdoba or chipotle. It's a fantastic place to be, and I couldn't be happier with my decision.