Trinity Christian College

6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463

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Main telephone 708-597-3000
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Other
Date founded 1959
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area Chicago
Campus size 53 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 61
Number of full time, freshmen women 99
Total number of full time freshmen 160
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 0
Total number of part time freshmen 0
Total number of freshmen men 61
Total number of freshmen women 99
Total number of freshmen 160
Number of full time, undergraduate men 290
Number of full time, undergraduate women 547
Total number of full time undergraduates 837
Number of part time, undergraduate men 46
Number of part time, undergraduate women 122
Total number of part time undergraduates 168
Total number of undergraduate males 336
Total number of undergraduate females 669
Total number of undergraduate students 1,005
Total enrollment 1,005
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 1%
Black 9%
Hispanic 15%
White 64%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 37%
Percentage of students from outside the US 3%
Percentage of students 25 or older 6%
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Tuition year 2019-2020
Full time costs are based on x units per year 24 credits
In-state tuition $30,700
Out-of-state tuition $30,700
Fees $250
Books and supplies $1,100
Room and board (live on campus)* $9,950
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 24 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Ryan Zantingh
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 708-239-4872
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) December 1
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 105
Number of freshmen who received aid 147
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 604
Number of undergraduates who received aid 868
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 81%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $41,752
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Brittany Minnesma
Admissions contact title Assistant Director of Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 866-TRIN-4-ME
Electronic application website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 326
Number of male applicants accepted 227
Number of male applicants who enrolled 61
Number of female applicants 647
Number of female applicants accepted 445
Number of female applicants who enrolled 99
Total number of applicants 973
Total number of applicants accepted 672
Total number of applicants who enrolled 160
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Required for all students
Letters of recommendation (#) 1
Letters of recommendation Required for some students
Written essay or personal statement Required for all students
Other application materials ACT Composite score of 19 or combined SAT score of 980
Other application materials Required for some students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Very important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Important
Application essay Important
Character/personal qualities Important
Interview Important
Talent or ability Important
Extracurricular activities Important
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Important
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Considered
First generation college student Considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 34%
500 - 599 48%
600 - 699 14%
700 - 800 3%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 580
SAT math
Under 400 2%
400 - 499 27%
500 - 599 45%
600 - 699 13%
700 - 800 6%
Average SAT math score 530
ACT score
12 - 17 12%
18 - 23 48%
24 - 29 25%
30 - 36 15%
Average ACT score 24
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.55
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 73%
Percentage in top 25% 16%
Percentage in top 10% 15%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 78%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 55%
Between four and five years 9%
Between five and six years 1%
Letters of recommendation 1, required for some students
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 145
Student faculty ratio 10:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 credit hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Foreign language requirement Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Honors program Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (170)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library
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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Yes
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 15
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Association, Student ministries, Campus newspaper, Pro-Life Task Force, PACE (prison tutoring program)
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Percentage of students who live on campus 58%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
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Number of undergraduate men 336
Number of undergraduate women 669
Total number of undergraduate students 1,005
Total enrollment 1,005
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.