YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 606 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

{{ error }}
close
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've only been at Trinity for a year, but I have never heard of any crime or sexual assault on campus. At the beginning of the year they require everyone to take classes on preventing sexual assault and what to do in case it happens. Since I know everyone so well, I don't feel like I have to worry about someone stealing anything, so I feel comfortable leaving my things around for a little while if I need to.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The class sizes and professors are amazing! I came to Trinity with a lot of hours from concurrent and dual-enrollment credit, so I am one of the first people in my class to register for the next semester, so registering is usually pretty easy for me, but I have several friends who run into trouble with being able to get the classes at the time they want.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Because Trinity is a small school, job prospects are amazing and you really get to build a huge network of professionals in the area who might connect you to further positions. Career services isn't too helpful, but they can direct you to people who can help. However, career prospects are greatest not because of specific programs, but just simply getting to know the people around you on a personal basis.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is definitely good for the first year, as it helps people meet others, but only some of the dorms are nice (Witt Winn and North), and the older you are, the worse the housing seems to get (Thomas). However, they are relatively large compared to most public universities and they provide good social atmospheres and Witt Winn and Prassel have pretty good places to use as study spots too.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am a member of one of the sororities and I love it! It gives you a network of connections you can have as friends when you're having a bad day or even help you get jobs or internships. There aren't any Greek houses available, so that's extremely different from most other Greek organizations across the country, but that's because all of the organizations on our campus are local. While not being in a fraternity is detrimental to guys' ability to go to parties, no one in Greek life looks down on those who aren't members. However, some people who don't get bids from the Greek organization they were rushing tend to be upset, with a few people saying it is all a popularity contest. For those who didn't rush, they think Greek life is neither good nor bad, just something to be a part of.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Trinity is a division 3 school, so sports are far less important to us than academics. However, the Bell Center (gym) is being renovated this summer and will be great for all students, whether they play sports or not.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm so happy I decided to come to Trinity. I was considering going to UT Dallas instead, but after visiting the campus, I made my decision and I haven't regretted it for a second. The small size makes classes more personal and allows you to get to know professors on a more personal level, which can help with jobs, internships, and classwork. Depending on your major and the classes you take, there can be a heavy workload, but it's easy to get used to and there are many resources for getting help. Additionally, since there aren't that many people, you get to know everyone very well and you run into friends on a daily basis. Everyone knows each other and it's way more fun that way. There are things to do every weekend and parties are tons of fun. The dorms are pretty nice, and while I wish we didn't have to live on campus for 3 years, they help you get to know your class better and you can meet a lot of cool people you might not have met otherwise.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The buildings are pretty old. Some are kinda gross, but they are all very spacious, close to classes, and within close proximity to food and other residences.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: i love our greek community on campus. all great life is local and there is no greek life. it is very easy to get into greek life and if you're not in it you can still be just as involved and a part of the social scene.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish athletics were more popular at my school. The sporting events are fun to attend, but not much of the University students attend them. The athletic facilities are pretty gross and old.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The community at Trinity University is very tight nit, almost everyone is weird in at least some way. It would be almost impossible to not find your niche or be involved in at least one club on campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's what you make of it. If you have a bunch of friends and want to drink and smoke at campus you can. If you want to go to a club/bar and have ID's theres a fair amount of places to go, and Trinity kids are especially out in full force on thursdays (affectionately called thursbays) otherwise, they're pretty routinely frat parties which, if you make an effort to meet people, shouldn't be too difficult to get into.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Most courses are difficult but you'll actually leave the course having learned and grown as an individual.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's more diverse then most schools, but it's still someone white dominate.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on your building it can range in quality, but even being in the "worst" dorm for my freshmen year, it's still way nicer then all of my other friends at their respective schools, in that it's significantly larger. (For reference my friends who's rooms I've seen are at UPenn, Tulane, and Gettysburg)

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's there, the Swim and Soccer teams are pretty good, the others are meh.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's not a large part of Trinity, but it's where a lot of the social scene is based out of. That said, not everyone's into that, and even if you are but don't want to join, actually befriending Greek members and really knowing them goes a long way. Club Sports however provide a lot of the same benefits of Greek Life.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's like any large city, there are dangerous parts and safe parts. Trinity not in a particularly dangerous part of the city so it's fairly safe. That said, off campus if you're not careful, you could find yourself in a more dangerous part of town.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's definitely a more nerdy school, and part of that means that it is very much academically focused. That said, if thats not necessarily your crowd, there are more outgoing crowds that while still maintaining some level of nerdiness, are more "socially developed".

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm majoring in CS and Trinity not only gives you a nice broad education to allow you to really be able to handle anything thrown at you in the field, it also allows you to focus on more specific areas of interest, like AI or DataStructures, or Cryptography so in that regard it is a very comprehensive education. Otherwise, CS majors already have the advantage of leaving college knowing there is more jobs then CS majors, but in addition to that, San Antonio is the Cyber defense capital of the country, and I believe by extension the World. This means if thats an interest of yours, you could potentially find a Job either for the US military, the NSA, or with one of the many different Trinity startups in San Antonio.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I've loved almost everything at this school. Class sizes are small and the professors truly dedicate time to each student. The campus is beautiful and bright.

1 person found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It's a very prestigious school but I don't think it gave any effort in making sure I was ready for a career once I graduated.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel safe and at home at Trinity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing has improved with renovations. Some are far better than others..

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's difficult to become social without joining Greek life.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

Trinity Signage
Trinity Signage
Trinity Signage Trinity Signage
Photo by Dknights411 under Public Domain | Source

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Trinity University - Texas

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!