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Trinity Ranked in Top 100 Best Colleges in the Nation
Niche also names Trinity best small college in Texas
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

In Niche’s recently released 2022 college rankings, Trinity University continues to climb as it becomes more selective and academically rigorous. The University has been ranked No. 96 for best colleges in the nation, No. 1 for best small colleges in Texas, and No. 32 for best small colleges in America. These rankings are either tied with or higher than last year’s, signifying Trinity’s dedication to remaining resilient in its values and improving as a respected institution in higher education.

Niche’s rankings are particularly significant because they are calculated based on student reviews, giving an authentic and credible view of what current students think about their college. With a combination of nearly 500,000 college reviews from real students—more college reviews than any other place on the internet—and trustworthy sources such as the U.S. Department of Education, Niche’s data provides prospective college students with the most helpful, transparent, and complete view of the schools they are considering.

Several factors used by Niche to calculate its rankings include student reviews of academics, diversity, value, campus, party scene, and athletics. Trinity has received an A+ for academics, an A for diversity, an A for professors, a B+ for athletics, a B for campus, a B for party scene, and an A for value, resulting in an overall grade of an A.

Niche also gave Trinity high marks in the following areas:

  • No. 1 for best colleges in San Antonio area
  • No. 3 for top private universities in Texas
  • No. 4 for best value colleges in Texas
  • No. 4 for colleges with the best professors in Texas
  • No. 71 for best private universities in America
  • No. 78 for best academics in America

Several academic areas also received recognition:

  • No. 58 in best colleges for communication in America
  • No. 61 in best colleges for business in America
  • No. 67 in best colleges for history in America
  • No. 68 in best colleges for performing arts in America
  • No. 69 in best colleges for English in America
  • No. 74 in best colleges for accounting & finance in America 
  • No. 76 in best colleges for art in America
  • No. 78 in best colleges for philosophy in America
  • No. 94 in best colleges for environmental science in America

Trinity’s high praise in Niche’s rankings reflects a recognition by current students of the University’s incredible value of education and experiences. One of the nation's top private undergraduate institutions, Trinity is known for its superior academic quality, personalized attention from outstanding faculty, exceptional resources, real-world preparation, and vibrant campus life. It is also nationally recognized for its undergraduate and graduate programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and stunning campus grounds.

Madeline Freeman '23 helps tell Trinity's story as a publications management and writing intern for Trinity University Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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