Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, accepts less than two-thirds of all applicants. Students who get in tend to have grades and test scores that are well above average. In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had at least "B+" averages in high school, and they had combined SAT scores of about 1750 or higher and ACT composite scores of 26 or higher. Many Trinity students had solid "A" averages in high school.
You'll notice several red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in all but the upper right corner of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were on target for Trinity did not get in. You'll also see that the opposite is true -- some students were accepted with test scores and grades that were a little below the norm. This is because Trinity has holistic admissions and does not make admissions decision based on numbers alone. The university accepts The Common Application and will evaluate your personal statement, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. Trinity also recommends that students visit campus, interview, and clearly demonstrate their interest in attending the university.
To learn more about Trinity University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Trinity University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?