Trinity University: Narrative Description

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One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212-7200
Tel: (210)999-7011
Free: 800-TRI-NITY
Admissions: (210)999-7207
Fax: (210)999-8164
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1869. Setting: 113-acre urban campus. Endowment: $594 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $17,609 per student. Total enrollment: 2,718. Faculty: 280 (219 full-time, 61 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 3,947 applied, 60% were admitted. 49% from top 10% of their high school class, 84% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 16 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 2,445 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 42 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 49 other countries, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 3% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; foreign language/literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $28,215 includes full-time tuition ($19,860), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($8205). College room only: $4775. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $827.50 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $6.25 per semester hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities; 26% of eligible men and 28% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Voluntary Action Center, Alpha Phi Omega, Association of Student Representatives, Activities Council, Multicultural Network. Major annual events: homecoming, Trinity Night at the San Antonio Spurs game, Tower Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Elizabeth Huth Coates Library with 917,781 books, 298,508 microform titles, 2,188 serials, 25,862 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3266. 450 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:

San Antonio, population of more than one million, is the 8th largest city in the United States and is rich in history. It has a healthy economy and supports many cultural, and recreational activities. An international airport provides wide access.

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