Trine University

2014 Quick Stats
1 University Avenue

Angola, IN 46703

Phone: (260) 665-4100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#35 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Trine University is a private institution that was founded in 1884. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,943, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 400 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Trine University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 35. Its tuition and fees are $28,850 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Trine University promotes intellectual and personal development, through professionally-focused learning opportunities, preparing graduates to succeed, lead and serve. Trine University's 1900 students study engineering, technology, business, teacher education, computer science, sciences and mathematics, criminal justice, golf management, sport management, and psychology in a small town learning environment characterized by caring and helpful faculty members dedicated to teaching. In the Allen School of Engineering and Technology, programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are ABET-accredited. In the Franks School of Education, all teacher education programs are approved by the Indiana Department of Education/Office of Educator Licensing and Development and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In the Ketner School of Business, the majors in accounting, golf management, finance, management, and marketing are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Cooperative Education Program (alternating semesters of classes and major-related work) as well as internships help prepare our students for successful careers. Within six months of graduation, more than 94 percent are employed in their major field. Nearly half of our students participate in one or more of the 21 intercollegiate men's and women's athletic teams (M/W Lacrosse was recently added). Zollner Golf Course, an 18 hole course on our campus, has hosted several national intercollegiate golf championships. Over the last several years, seven new apartment-style residence halls ($22 million) and the University Center and Center for Online Technology ($15.5 million) were opened and a major renovation of C. W. Sponsel Administrative Center ($3.1 million) was completed. The University recently completed a new recreational center with a 200 meter indoor track and four tennis courts ($.35 milllion) and a new football stadium ($4 million).

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1884
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $22,664,187


When applying to Trine University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.6%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Trine University is 15:1, and the school has 48 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Trine University include: Engineering, General; Business/Commerce, General; Education, General; Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 32%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Engineering, General 33%
Business/Commerce, General 19%
Education, General 9%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 8%
Psychology, General 7%

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Student Life

Trine University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,943, with a gender distribution of 63.5 percent male students and 36.5 percent female students. At this school, 69 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31 percent of students live off campus. Trine University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,948
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Trine University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Trine University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Trine University, 86 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Trine University.

Students who have cars on campus 86%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Trine University, 76.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,306.

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Tuition and fees $28,850 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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