Trinity International University: Narrative Description

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2065 Half Day Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015-1284
Tel: (847)945-8800
Free: 800-822-3225
Admissions: (847)317-7000
Fax: (847)317-7081
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America. Administratively affiliated with Evangelical Free Church of America. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 108-acre suburban campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $8.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5262 per student. Total enrollment: 2,815. Faculty: 144 (43 full-time, 101 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 515 applied, 78% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 67% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,170 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 139 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 10% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 26% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 13 members of the Christian College Consortium. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,230 includes full-time tuition ($17,900), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($6080). College room only: $3240. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $747 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $125 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, College Union, Trinity Summer Mission, student newspaper, yearbook. Major annual events: homecoming, Santa Lucia, Parents' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 760 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Rolfing Memorial Library with 206,404 books, 110,350 microform titles, 1,342 serials, 7,273 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Deerfield, population 20,000, is located 25 miles north of Chicago.

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