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Reviews 519 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The main problem I have is that I probably would have gotten more credits at a state school.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Before attending Trinity, I knew the best thing at this school would be the professors and the curriculum they teach. After completing four semesters on campus, I can confirm that is the case and the main reason why people attend Trinity. There are other reasons for attending Trinity, of course, and it's not just the scholarship grants. As the only small school with good academics in Texas (sorry Southwestern, SMU and Rice are larger schools), many smart people who desire a small school chose Trinity. This brings many drawbacks outside the classroom as many students are the less-dynamic, anti-social type. Before enrolling, I thought Trinity's tight knit community would encourage greater interpersonal friendships, instead there's a lot of introverted behavior and people who don't introduce themselves. Obviously exceptions exist. Yes, well rounded people attend Trinity, and so do beer chugging champs with 2.0 GPAs, but these individuals are in a small minority.

I went to a very competitive public high school with many people that eventually attended Ivy League schools, community colleges, and everything in between. I can shamelessly say to a Harvard grad that Trinity offers a very decent education (the career outcomes are a different story). Unfortunately, I'm very disappointed that Trinity was unable to supply an active environment with exciting people. Like most people at Trinity, I have my group of 5 good friends, but it's kind of difficult to have a 5 person party.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great academic environment, you will be pushed to be better and to work harder here! It is not a large school so if a huge social scene is what you are interested in then this is not the place for you. By the time you graduate you will know most of your class! It's a close-knit community that is full of students who are driven to succeed. I love it!

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love Trinity University! It's a very accepting and welcoming campus. Students and faculty both are friendly and welcoming. Campus is beautiful and there so many clubs and activities to participate in on campus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The gym could be better and bigger, with more options

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Its easy to get in and there is no special treatment

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties occur off campus and usually at a house. The impact depends on the student and whether or not they are trying to impress others or just have fun with some friends.

5 College Junior

Administration: Administration is pretty good. Underage drinking and drug use are no permitted in any case. Visits in the dorms occur pretty regularly and there isn't a problem as long as the roommates agree. Academically, administration is very strict and do not tolerate cheating in any way, shape or form.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Mabee dining hall has decent food however a lot of the time there is not much variety and the same food gets tiring and well as plain after a while. I wish that the campus its self had other choices available to the students apart from Taco Taco, Einstein's and the commons. Overall the food is okay but it could be better. The meal plan is nice however at the end of the year I still have so much left over and none of it gets refunded.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid was a big factor in deciding where to go to college and Trinity did not disappoint. The financial aid office is more than willing to help locate extra funds as well as give what they have. The system was as easy (or as hard) as filling out the fasfa and sending in extra paperwork if needed. I would suggest getting in all the paperwork early and the faster you get the fasfa done the better.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I really enjoy living on campus because it is convenient to get to classes and to be surrounded by my peers who are going through the same thing as me. I love how the atmosphere of the dorms is welcoming and how safe it feels. I love that I can leave my door open and not have to worry about someone unwanted entering or possessions being stolen. Although some dorms are better than others all the dorms in general are in good standing and have plenty of room to be comfortable and home-like. At Trinity there is a lottery system that goes by the number of hours a student has (as well as their roommates) so its fairly easy to determine what category you fall into. All dorms are stocked with appliances including a mini fridge and microwave. The vast majority of all the dorms all have balconies as well.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining experience is wonderful because there are many options within a short distance. It is possible to both indulge and eat healthy. Off-campus also gives students the opportunity to explore new cuisines.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I feel that Trinity's administration is accessible and open to hearing from students, which makes it easier to communicate with them. Unfortunately, they often make decisions that negatively impact the students. Overall, they are average in terms of strictness and focus on making sure that student's are safe.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties are held almost every weekend and allows students to come together, but is not necessarily a positive experience because of excessive drinking and dangerous situations.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall can have some good options, but while eating there I have often received moldy bread and bugs in the food, but I do enjoy eating in The Pod and Einstein's. It would be nice if we had more options on campus that way we had more flexibility.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: A few of the dorms are really clean and spacious, but most have many problems. They are old and decrepit on the outside. It is what you make of it and the family atmosphere, for the most part makes up for it.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: great if you're an athlete. sucks if you aren't

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Anything is better than the dorms

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's amazing if you have the $$$$$$$$$

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They lure you in with the promise of $$$

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Don't eat here if you have a sensitive stomach

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The students are what make this school awful

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most people end up at the same couple of apartment complexes, but there are options, and I've never heard any severely negative reviews.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: San Antonio is the 9th biggest city in the United States. Yeah, there's more Mexican food here than anything else, but you will definitely be able to find a good representative of whatever you happen to like.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I don't feel like I've ever received enough for what I bring to the school, but hey, it's college. They do this to everyone.


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Most students that come to Trinity find a niche and have a wonderful four years at the University. The experience can be as exciting or as mundane as you make it, but no matter what you do outside the classroom, the academic standards never fall. You will find that there is a lot of work to do, but the education you get makes it all worthwhile. It is really important to put yourself out there to benefit from the Trinity community, because they offer so many opportunities for you to find your niche. 

Students on every campus are going to find something to complain about. At Trinity, it’s the common complaints that make everyone laugh and complain some more, but no one ever actually takes measures to change things. Why? Because when it comes down to it, the people that come to Trinity enjoy the four or five years that they spend here and wind up happy that they worked hard and gave up sleep for an educational experience that prepares them for the future. No graduate will make the mistake of thinking that at Trinity they received a greater understanding of the diversity of culture that exists all over the world, even though they might have to study that in an undergraduate classroom. However, they will know that they received a first-rate education and the memories that came from four years of being a part of a university that gave them the opportunity to learn as much as they had the creativity to pursue.

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