Trinity Reclaims Number One Spot in the West
U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" Guide also names Trinity No.1 in providing the best value to students
Monday, September 9, 2019
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In the recently released 2020 “America’s Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), Trinity University was named No.1 in the category of institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate programs as well as select master's programs in the Western part of the United States. The annual college rankings also recognized Trinity's strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in the same category and region. 

Trinity was in good company with fellow No.1-ranked institutions in other regions: Providence College (RI) in the North, Rollins College (FL) in the South, and Butler University (IN) in the Midwest.

The USNWR also gave Trinity high marks in the following areas:

  • No. 1 in best value
  • No. 4 in undergraduate teaching
  • No. 12 for most innovative
  • No. 38 for undergraduate engineering program

"I am significantly proud of Trinity's faculty, staff, students, and alumni for continually contributing their talent and energy to make us worthy of top recognition," said Trinity President Danny Anderson. "Every year we continue to do better than the last, by many measures—a record number of applications, one of the largest, most diverse and academically talented incoming class, and growing recognition of the University's reputation. Trinity is a high quality institution with a vibrant network.”

Trinity University, one of the nation's top private undergraduate institutions, is known for its superior academic quality, personalized attention from outstanding faculty, exceptional resources, real-world preparation, and vibrant campus life. Trinity, located in historic, culturally rich San Antonio, is a community that encourages students to discover, grow, and become passionate, productive individuals.

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