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Study at Trine University

Tri-State University has been known as Trine University since 1st August, 2008. Originally founded as the Tri-State Normal College in 1884, the main campus of the university is located on 400 acres of land in Angola, Indiana. Classes are also offered in satellite centres in northern Angola, Fort Wayne, South Bend/Mishawaka, and Merrillville, Indiana.

Trine University offers over 30 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Students can choose from courses in the fields of engineering, teacher education, business, mathematics, English, golf management, and criminal justice, among others. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • Allen School of Engineering and Technology
  • Franks School of Education
  • Jannen School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ketner School of Business
  • School of Professional Studies
The athletics department of Trine University fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. Known as the Thunders, the teams are members of the NCAA Division III Conference, and the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Profile of Trine University

The main campus of Trine University is in Angola, IN (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Trine University offers degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Trine University students most commonly major in a field related to engineering, computer science and engineering, engineering technician, and security and law enforcement.

Trine University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 540. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 490 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Trine University had 1, 337 enrolled students. Males make up the lion's share of the Student Enrolment at the school.

Student Life

Trine University is generally not a school for part-time students. Many students at the school live in campus housing. Trine University makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Trine University belong to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association for major sports.

Trine University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering61mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering management
Business and Management55business management, business administration, business and related services, accounting technology, finance, accounting, MIS, marketing, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement30criminal justice and administration, forensic science
Engineering Technician28CAD and design, engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering15computer engineering, computer science, computer programming
Education and Teaching12elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Therapy and Counselling5psychology
Science5biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences
Liberal Arts2social services, English
Landscaping and Horticulture1turf management
Media1communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: Trine University

Trine University

1 University Ave

Angola, IN 46703-1764

General Phone: (260) 665-4100

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