With over 2,000 students, Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas is small enough to offer close connections between students and teachers and intimate class sizes, but large enough to provide a broad spectrum of research and learning opportunities.
The university was founded by Cumberland Presbyterians in 1869 in Tehuacana, and has moved location several times. After the Great Depression, many universities were left struggling to stay afloat. Trinity University took over the campus of the failed University of San Antonio and has remained there since.
Trinity retains a covenant agreement with the Presbyterian Church, but has been private and independent since 1969.
Almost 50 majors are on offer at the university. They cover fields from molecular biology to ancient Mediterranean studies. Trinity also offers master’s degrees in school psychology, teaching, school leadership, accounting and healthcare administration.
The institution offers an interdisciplinary environmental studies programme which covers sciences, social sciences and humanities, and entails internships with San Antonio’s Zoo, Parks and Recreation Department or with a number of other employers.
Sustainability is a major focus of the university and students are encouraged to lead eco-friendly lives. Campus initiatives include beekeeping, zero waste events and an Earth Week eco-fiesta.
A one time-honoured Trinity tradition sees students get dunked in the campus’ Miller Fountain on their birthday.
The Trinity campus overlooks downtown San Antonio. Its green grounds, oak trees and red brick buildings make it an idyllic place to study.