Confidence is what empowers us. It’s what moves us ahead in life. It’s what gives us the guts to go after really big dreams and, ultimately, achieve them. And when you add unquestionable character to that kind of confidence, you’ve really got something. At Trine, that’s exactly what we do.

 When you ask yourself, “Why Trine?” the answer is pretty simple. Excellence permeates everything we do. From our internationally acclaimed faculty, to our respected programs, to our pristine campus and facilities. We expect the best out of our students. So we equip them with the best in every facet of their experience here.

Powerful Learning

When you come to Trine, you’ll find programs consistently ranked among the best in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. You’ll find engineering, education, arts and sciences, and business programs that have earned national recognition. You’ll find opportunities to present at national conferences and compete in academic competitions. And you’ll find opportunities to study abroad, distinguish yourself through an outstanding Honors Program and intern at some of the world’s leading organizations.

Unparalleled Living 

The quality of student life at Trine is second to none. You might enjoy golfing at Zollner Golf Course, right on our campus, which has been a three-time host of the National Collegiate Golf Championships. Or meeting with friends at the spacious Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center, one of the finest student centers in the country. Or relaxing after a study session in one of our extraordinarily comfortable student villas or apartments. Student living at Trine really is unparalleled. 

Undeniable Spirit 

Whether it’s cheering on our beloved Thunder teams in intercollegiate action; taking part in a campuswide event such as homecoming or bingo for bucks; competing in an intramural game of basketball, dodge ball, flag football, soccer or volleyball; or meeting with friends for a movie night or just to hang out … there’s a spirit in the Trine community that cannot be denied. A spirit of fun. A spirit of togetherness. A spirit of success.

Impressive Results 

Value will likely be a key part of your decision on which college is best for you… what you are getting for the investment? At Trine, you’ll get a university with a 99.3 percent of Trine graduates find employment or are in graduate school within six months of graduation. A university whose graduates’ starting salaries exceed the national average in many categories. And a university that awards 96% percent of its students more than $24 million in institutional scholarships and grants each year.

Affordable Private Education

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US News and World Report   Princeton Review 2017 Best Regional Colleges