Trinity University

Trinity University is one of the nation’s top private undergraduate institutions. Noted for its superior academic quality, outstanding faculty, and exceptional academic and residential resources, Trinity is committed to the intellectual, civic, and professional preparation of its students. Located in historic, culturally rich San Antonio, Trinity offers the most relevant education option for talented students today.

Trinity offers 37 majors and 13 interdisciplinary minors. In addition to strength in the liberal arts and sciences, these majors include professional programs in communication, education, business administration, engineering science, and computer science. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Music. Two five-year programs lead to a bachelor's degree followed by a master's degree in teaching or accounting. Additionally, Trinity offers the Master of Arts degree in school administration and school psychology, and a Master of Science degree in health care administration.

Trinity's 2,693 students come from 46 states plus 32 countries. The average SA... [ Read All ]

San Antonio

United States

Trinity University, One Trinity Place
TX 78212
Phone: 210-999-7682
Fax: 210-999-8104

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Our Aims

Trinity University is an independent co-educational university whose mission is excellence in the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and service. Trinity seeks to provide broad and intensive educational opportunities primarily to undergraduates in the liberal arts and sciences, and in selected professional and pre-professional fields. It also offers a small number of selected high quality graduate programs.

Trinity University is dedicated to creating a superior intellectual environment by recruiting, developing, and retaining outstanding faculty members dedicated to teaching, to scholarship and creative endeavor, and to service to the University and its community; identifying, and attracting talented and highly motivated students to its predominantly full-time, residential student body; and providing a supportive and challenging experience wherein students, faculty, and staff can realize the potential of their abilities and engage their responsibilities to others. Trinity respects its historic ties to the Presbyterian Church, with which it continues to have a covenant relationship.  [ Read All ]

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Location and Getting there

Trinity University is located on the near north side of San Antonio at McAllister Freeway (U.S. Highway 281) and Mulberry. It is four miles south of San Antonio International Airport, one mile west of Fort Sam Houston, and three miles north of the Alamo.  

Department and information about the department

Trinity University provides a broad and interdisciplinary approach to both art and the history of art, with primary focus on Western cultures, Latin America, and ancient western Asia. The Deaprtment of Art and Art History supports students' desires to express themselves through art and to be involved in the creative process. It provides students with opportunities to create art, and leads them to understand works of art and visual images through historical analyses. To this end, we offer a blend of theory and hands-on courses.

Students may major or minor in art history or art, or pursue a combined minor of art and art history. Students often choose art history as part of a double major, particularly with modern languages, history, or classical studies; however, many combinations of majors are feasible. The art major provides students with a pre-professional base for a wide range of careers in the arts, teaching, and the business and professional world, or for advanced study at the graduate level.

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Information For  International Students

Trinity University's unique educational community provides a warm and supportive atmosphere for international students. A diverse student body, an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching undergraduates, and a comfortable residential campus combine to help ease the transition into college life for students from other cultures. Academically, Trinity offers students access to distinguished professors and the best possible research facilities. Very few universities offer this combination of outstanding resources, an active social life, and a personalized environment. Life at Trinity isn't limited to the classroom, however—academic activities are balanced with a very dynamic campus life.

Eight percent of the Class of 2010 is made up of international citizens or U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have graduated from secondary school overseas. As a student at Trinity, you would be studying among 2,500 undergraduates representing 48 U.S. states and more than 50 other countries—over 23% of whom are students of color.  


Trinity's Department of Art and Art History prepares students to enter top graduate programs and to excel in a variety of professional endeavors. Careers related to the study of art history include teaching, writing, museum professions, art conservation, commercial dealership, publishing, visual resources management, librarianship, advertising, and arts administration. Other closely related fields are archaeology, architecture, anthropology, urban studies, and historic preservation. Because of the acceleration of scientific input to these fields, students should expect to complete some preparation in the natural sciences and computer technology. Graduates of the art and art history department hold directorships and positions of leadership in museums and universities, graphics, advertising and design fields, and many are practicing professionals in the fine arts.  

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Student Support

Art and art history majors have the opportunity for curatorial and educational internships at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Marion Koogler McNay Museum, and other arts and cultural institutions in the area. The department encourages students to study abroad, usually in their junior year. Recently, students have attended programs in Florence, Rome, Venice, Madrid, London, Paris, and Edinburgh. The department and its student organization, Alpha Rho Tau, organize field trips to museums in San Antonio and other cities, including Austin, Houston, and Dallas. The art and art history department's program is supplemented by guest lectures and symposia presented by internationally known art historians, artists, and critics. Students also experience art through selected exhibitions around the Trinity campus.  

Student Life

In addition to being academically talented, students contribute exceptional talents, interests, and abilities to the campus community. They take leadership roles in more than 130 student organizations and are also known for their sense of social responsibility, as shown by the large numbers who share their time and talents through the Trinity University Volunteer Action Community (TUVAC) and other service groups. Students also belong to local sororities and fraternities, diverse special interest clubs, student government, and participate in a popular intramural program. Honor societies include Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, and more than 15 others. Notable events on campus include the annual Chocolate Festival, Tower Climb for first year students and seniors, homecoming, film screenings, cultural events, and a student talent show. The residential campus fosters regular interaction between students, faculty, and staff. Each week, the campus community joins for a Nacho Hour to enjoy aguas frescas, nachos, and conversation. The campus Tigers’ Den also is a place for programs and casual socializing. Students publish a weekly newspaper, the...  [ Read All ]


Living on campus is integral to the educational experience at Trinity University. After all, nearly 80% of the student body resides here as a result of the three-year residency requirement. The Residential Life Office knows that college is a time of incredible personal growth, deep friendships and lasting life lessons. Living at Trinity gives you the opportunity to be fully engaged in all that college has to offer and to exercise your adult freedoms responsibly.  

How To Apply

Trinity University is an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution that is considered highly selective in its admissions standards. In evaluating an applicant, the staff dedicates its efforts to developing a complete picture of who that person is and what he or she may bring to the Trinity campus (activities, talents, leadership, etc.). However, the academic performance of a student, both past and present, is the factor considered most heavily in the admission process.

Although most Trinity students are of traditional age and began their undergraduate careers here, transfer and non-traditional students are welcomed and encouraged to consider Trinity University as a viable option.  

Visit us (open days)

One of the best ways to determine if Trinity is the right school for you is to come and see our campus. Exploring a school in person is like trying it on for size — it allows you to get a feel for the students, faculty, and environment, both on campus and in the surrounding community. We believe a campus visit is one of the most important aspects of the college search, and encourage all prospective Trinity students to make the trip to San Antonio for an official visit.  

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