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Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
Trinity Christian, founded in 1959, is a church-affiliated college. The 47-acre campus in suburban Palos Heights is 25 miles south of Chicago.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,193
   Women 796 (66.7%)
   Men 397 (33.3%)
Graduate Students 93
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 70% of 884 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.46
SAT Math 510 average
450-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 510 average
418-618 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
20-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $41,155
  Tuition and Fees $27,675
  Room and Board $9,580
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $22,583
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 85
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Palos Heights Population 12,611
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 85% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, National Christian College Athletic Association
Mascot Trolls
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.8% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students 7.7% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 51.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 15.0%