Trinity Reclaims Top Ranking in the West
U.S. News & World Report also lauds the University’s undergraduate teaching
Monday, September 13, 2021
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In the recently released 2022 “America’s Best Colleges'' rankings by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR), Trinity University was given a perfect score (100/100) and named No.1 for the 29th time in 30 years 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. In the same category and region, the annual college rankings also ranked Trinity No.1 in undergraduate teaching, up from No. 3 in 2021.

USNWR also gave Trinity high marks in the following areas:

  • No. 7 for most innovative in the West (tied)
  • No. 12 in best value in the West
  • No. 62 in best undergraduate engineering programs

Among the factors that Trinity was evaluated on, the USNWR places the most weight on average graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, and faculty resources. The USNWR also measures the ability to offer a variety of programs and services to students as well as student excellence, which stems from a selective admissions process that enables talented, hard-working students to share a rigorous learning environment with their academic peers. In receiving such an incredible overall score, Trinity represents an institution of higher education that excels in these areas.

“In a year that has been anything but ordinary, this U.S. News & World Report number one ranking shows that Trinity has emerged from a global pandemic as a stronger and more resilient institution that has recommitted itself to living out our values of enduring excellence, intentional inclusion, and perpetual discovery,” said Trinity President Danny Anderson.

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. 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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