San Antonio, TX
Trinity University


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Recent Reviews

Christina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to take it easy. There are so many...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to take it easy. There are so many new and exciting things to do in college, but you don't have to do all of them in your first semester. Really take time to get to know the people around you, take some classes that have nothing to do with your major and are just fun. Joining clubs, doing service projects, and taking advanced classes are fun too, but if there isn't any white space on your calendar to go out to dinner with your hall mates, or just watch hulu videos for a couple hours, life becomes more stressful than fun.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors and administrative support. They are all committed to providing each student with what they need to get the best education.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

All of the cool clubs and sponsored events on campus.

Courtney
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my peers that I am not afraid to ask questions to, and individuals who really want to be learning the subje...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are my peers that I am not afraid to ask questions to, and individuals who really want to be learning the subject.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The thing about college is that you're no longer on top. The people that you meet will challenge you. They will inspire you. Some people you meet may even change your way of thinking. No matter the case, be open to the new experiences that life has put before you and embrace the diversity of humanity. Just because someone looks like you doesn't mean that they are exactly like you. But by the same token, even the people that look most differently than you, can be so much more like you than you could ever imagine. Don't take anything that you have for granted because college is an opportunity that you are fortunate to experience. Take the time to learn, to grow, and to really enjoy the four years that lie ahead.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

My friends are the most caring people you will ever meet - they go the extra mile to make sure that they are doing their part not only for their other friends, but for society.

Royce
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best things about Trinity are the small class sizes and the access to the professors. Because of the small size, some stu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best things about Trinity are the small class sizes and the access to the professors. Because of the small size, some students find "the Trinity Bubble" annoying because our community is fairly insular. But students are conscious of getting out into the community and being conscious of what all is going on. One of the great things about Trinity is that it provides the small school atmosphere in a big city, so there are always things to do off campus when you need a break. One thing that could definitely improve about Trinity is the school spirit. We aren't like bigger state schools when it comes to athletics and spirit, you won't find huge crowds of intensely devoted fans at sporting events. Although we love and appreciate our athletes, there could be a definite improvement of student participation in school spirit.

Describe the students at your school.

At Trinity you will find a lot of diversity, or at least diverse-minded people. There are a lot of international students, although the majority of students are from Texas, there are plenty of out-of-staters too. I would describe the student body as primarily "main-stream" though of course you will find unique people of all different kinds. Most students dress fairly well for class, you won't see people in pajamas or anything, sadly enough. People dress casually and comfortably, and according to their mood. There are no real cliques or any divisions within the student body, and greek life has a fairly small influence overall. I would say most students are pretty humble and world conscious. There are a lot of organizations that reflect the student body's participation in larger causes like Amnesty International, Diversity Connection, LGBT, and other socially aware groups.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Trinity is a pretty great place, but it's not for everyone. The academics are great, the only real question to ask yourself is would you be comfortable with a small class size, a smaller school, and with being challenged in your classes. Trinity is definitely not a party school, although it is not all work all the time. Most students find a good balance between their social lives and academics, and Trinity is a great place to broaden your mind and expose yourself to new things.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

I'd say those are pretty accurate. Although there are a lot of students from 'well to do' families, there are a lot of kids on financial aid, scholarship, and work study, plus it's college, so everyone is on a budget. Trinity students are very academically focused for the most part, and there is a general sense of community friendliness given the small size of the school.

What are the academics like at your school?

Academics are important to students at Trinity, so studying is a regular activity. Professors really encourage participation in classes, even in most of the larger survey classes. It is rare that a professor won't learn your name, and that also increases participation as you will usually be prompted to participate more, but that's a good thing, it gets you out of your shell and encourages you to connect to the material. Trinity students are competitive but more with themselves than with other students. The common curriculum at Trinity provides a great basis for a liberal arts education, giving students a well rounded education and encouraging learning for learning's sake. Career services offers help to students who have questions about future jobs and such, but for the most part a Trinity education is geared toward education and critical thinking.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The Trinity social life has been compared to high school because of the size of the school, but it is so different because the level of maturity in college and open-mindedness overshadows any 'small town gossip' that might occur. Students are open-minded and friendly with one another, and usually, particularly freshman year, people leave their doors open. The residential halls are the center for a lot of social interaction, but its especially nice because you have a private bathroom that you share with only 3 other people in your suite. My closest friends are the people that I suited with freshman year, and the people that lived across the quad from me. It is really easy to meet people at Trinity, which I think is one of the big pluses, especially freshman year. You have so many opportunities within the first week to meet people during new student orientation, and your suite and your hall give you almost instant friends-- there is usually a lot of bonding that takes place those first few months. Trinity has a great lecture series that brings really exciting and interesting people. Last year John Cleese and Bill Clinton came, and recently the former President of Pakistan spoke. There are always events happening on campus and you can usually always find something to do or get involved with. The greek system is not overwhelming at Trinity. It's not the hierarchy you might see at bigger state schools, they are sociable with people outside their club, and rush provides another great way for people to socialize and expand their group of friends.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

In the San Antonio area, some of the stereotypes are that Trinity students are rich, intellegent, and really pretty nice.

Bryan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Student to faculty ratio. Distinguished professors. Decent financial aid. A good school overall

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Student to faculty ratio. Distinguished professors. Decent financial aid. A good school overall

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For the parent, you'll obviously want the biggest bang for your buck. But the bang depends on the preferred learning process for the student. If they want a piece of paper that says what they are, then send them to a nice big state school where they are just another small fish in a big sea. If they prefer a hands-on approach to learning, perhaps a smaller school is more suitable for them. It's difficult to put a price on knowledge these days, but wouldn't you want your kids to have all they resources they can accumulate before facing the real world? For the student, the essence of college is... it is what you make it. Students can only depend so much on their university to create their college experience. A proper orientation is a good stepping stone to an enjoyable undergraduate stay but you're given a clean slate your freshman year. Draw a pretty picture of who you want to be!

Caitlin
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I like the professors better than the students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

I like the professors better than the students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start looking early! Really prioritize what you want out of your college experience, and try to envision your personality melding with the environment of each possible school.

Kelly
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start the search early. Aply to a handful of schools both in state and out, large and small. Give yourself options. Stay w...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start the search early. Aply to a handful of schools both in state and out, large and small. Give yourself options. Stay with older friends who already attend college to get a feel for the college atmosphere and what to expect/look for. Go to a place where you feel at home both on campus and in whatever city the university is located. School prestige is not everything. Large classes aren't as scary as they sound. Follow gut instincts. Money is out there, you just have to find it.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is its prestigious reputation and its wonderful professors.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Normally I don't brag about my school. But, for discussion's sake, the grounds around Trinity University are very well kept and the dorms are much larger than the average. Perhaps that's why students pay so much to attend.

Kendra
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice students to get outside of their comfort zone and to go away from home for college. Students should definitel...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advice students to get outside of their comfort zone and to go away from home for college. Students should definitely live in their dorms their first year with someone they don't know because it is a better way to meet new people. I would also tell students to get involved in activities because you can learn a lot from volunteering, participating in a sport (varsity or intramural), or joining a club, etc. You will get more out of college by getting involved than by just going to class. It is important to manage your time well, and it is a lot easier if you try to finish your homework in the day so you can hang out with friends in the evening. This will make you less stressed out and allow you to thoroughly enjoy your time at college.

What's unique about your campus?

I really enjoy the balance between academics and social activities because it allows me to have fun but take school seriously.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I feel that I was very prepared for my school, there is nothing I really wish I knew before I came.

Garret
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to alot of schools and keep your mind open. I was forced to apply to this school by my mom and ended up chooing it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to alot of schools and keep your mind open. I was forced to apply to this school by my mom and ended up chooing it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The lack of diversity and the three year required residency requirement. On the upside the dorms are very nice.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The difficulty of the classes and the summer internship I got.

Alexa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to check out the schools before making your final decision. Also make sure to evaluate each schools financial aid pac...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to check out the schools before making your final decision. Also make sure to evaluate each schools financial aid packages!!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Dedicated student wanting to learn but also someone who knows how to have fun on weekends.

Joseph
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small enough to know people, but big enough to constantly be able to meet new people and learn new things.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small enough to know people, but big enough to constantly be able to meet new people and learn new things.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Invest time in your classes; you learn more than you would think.

What's unique about your campus?

The quality of teaching and availability that students have to the faculty. I have learned almost as much, if not more, in after-class conversations than I ever did during class.

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