Trinity International University
Trinity International University educates men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.
With nearly 100 faculty and 2,600 students, we at Trinity International University are committed to the same vision with which we were founded in 1897. We are determined to follow in the footsteps of the great universities that were founded on the cornerstone belief that all wisdom lies in Jesus Christ. At the heart of Trinity’s mission lies its commitment to its four core values—Christ Centeredness, Community Focused, Church Connectedness, and Cultural Engagement. Our community of learners comes from about 40 countries, and each of their stories matter to our singular calling as an institution. At Trinity International University, we affirm “Many Stories, One Mission.”
Get to know Trinity International University
- Campus Ministries
- Choral groups
- Concert band
- International Student Organization
- Literary magazine
- Music ensembles
- Musical theatre
- Pep band
- Student government
- Student newspaper
- Symphony orchestra
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
- Career Services
- Writing Center
- Academic Advisors
- Library Services
- Faculty Mentors
- Disability Services
- Multicultural Engagement Center
- Health Services
- Academic Tutors
- Financial Aid Advisors
- Student Success Initiative
- Veteran Services
- Peer Mentors
STUDY AND SERVE AWAY
Trinity International University stays true to its name and offers students the chance to learn and effect change internationally. Programs in Costa Rica, France, Jamaica, Los Angeles, and Uganda help students grow as learners as well as Christians. Working in teams, Trinity students change lives on international and domestic mission trips. Programs last as long as a semester or as short as two weeks—there’s something for everyone, no matter the degree plan or financial situation.
EMERGE AS A LEADER
Trinity International University has the resources for every student to become an effective leader. The Emerging Leaders program connects incoming freshmen with upperclassmen and university representatives who guide them toward success. Participants also have exclusive access to an informative course and a variety of events that allow them to shine as servant-leaders on campus and in their community.
Other opportunities, open to all students, include student government, major-specific clubs, religious organizations, and multicultural Affinity Groups. Whatever the interest, TIU provides an outlet for students to learn about their passions and grow as leaders in the process.
PROGRAMS AND GENERAL EDUCATION
Trinity International University offers over 70 programs of study. Dual degree programs are also available in Bioethics, Intercultural Studies, and Non-Profit Leadership. Students are exposed to learning opportunities across disciplines through the general education requirements. Using the Bible as a guiding document, students learn about the arts, humanities, science, economics, and more. TIU is dedicated to creating well-rounded citizens who understand how a strong faith can affect their understanding of the world.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 11%
White, non-Hispanic: 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 3%
Trinity International University students hone their writing abilities in courses across the curriculum. After completing the required core writing classes, students move into courses designed to prepare them for writing in the workplace. This approach ensures that students can write in all situations; while career paths often change, the need for excellent communication skills never will. Whether a student is writing a lab report, a Facebook post, or a research paper, TIU prepares them for whatever the next step requires.
Starting with New Student Orientation and continuing through their first year, students at TIU find a community of friends, classmates, and colleagues for their life during and after college. At orientation, Trinity International University introduces each incoming class to the values and resources of the university. Once the school year starts, all first-year students live together on the men’s and women’s floors of Johnson Hall, bringing classmates together to study, friends together to bond, and Christians together to worship. The first year at TIU is the first of many years as part of the university’s family network.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Liberal arts/career combination
Trinity International University students are prepared to change the world after graduation, but they also work to change their community well before their college days come to an end. All TIU students are required to complete two units of Service-Learning before graduating. Not only does this improve the space on campus and in the community, but it also ensures that students have the tools and experience to act as servant leaders throughout their lives. Trinity International University plants the seeds for a lifelong journey of service and learning.
Trinity International University is located in Deerfield, Illinois, just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. Students have access to an abundance of activities and resources: thousands of nonprofits and churches, over 50 Fortune 1000 companies, over 5,000 restaurants, over 200 theatrical sites, 54 museums, 6 major league sports teams, and 1 major amusement park (Six Flags Great America). TIU is also close to Lake Michigan, the 385-acre Chicago Botanical Gardens, and the Lake County Forest Preserves.
The Trinity International University Trojans compete in 10 NAIA sports.
Men’s Teams: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer
Women’s Teams: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Apartments for single students
From the start of their journey at Trinity International University, students start planning for life after college with help from the Thrive Center. At new student assembly and in the first few weeks of classes, career counselors show students the resources available and how to chart a career path. In addition to numerous online resources that help students find internships and full-time offers, TIU offers major-specific career fairs.
LEARNING THROUGH EXPERIENCE
Trinity International University students are expected to gain knowledge both in and out of the classroom. Every degree program requires students complete an experiential learning course—an internship, service-learning, student teaching, or field work. Through experience, students learn how each piece of their education works together to prepare them for the future.
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Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
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Volunteer work | Work experience
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