Trinity International University – Illinois

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School Overview

Trinity International University is an Evangelical Christian school with a headquarters and main campus in Deerfield, Illinois. Also known as TIU, it offers a liberal arts education for undergraduates and graduates, as well as the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a theological seminary. TIU also has a law school located in Santa Ana, California, as well as campuses in Chicago and Florida.

TIU athletics teams are known as the Trojans. Women’s athletic programs include soccer, softball, volleyball, cross country and basketball, while men may participate in sports such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer and cross country. The Trojans are members of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference, part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Trojans football team plays in the Mid-States Football Association.

Most of TIU’s colleges and schools are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Trinity Law School in Santa Ana is accredited by the State Bar of California. Trinity International University is administered by the Evangelical Free Church of America.

General Information

Admission Office

2065 Half Day Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

(847) 317-7000

(800) 822-3225

Fax: (847) 317-8097

Contact: Aaron Mahl

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2065 Half Day Road

Deerfield, IL 60015

(847) 945-8800

Total undergrads: 968

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 134

Degree-seeking undergrads: 950

Graduate enrollment: 1,305


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 63%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 66%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Pedagogy B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Human Resources Development B
Human Resources Management B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B


Biology Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Premedicine B
Prenursing A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Christian Studies C
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Pastoral Counseling B
Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Religious Education B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Trinity International University-Illinois Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (847) 945-8800
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2065 Half Day Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015-1283
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,722
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,474 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $33,028
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,028
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $24,421

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Trinity International University-Illinois Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Trinity International University-Illinois.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Education 773
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 42
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 112
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 1264
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 933164

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Trinity International University-Illinois and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $33,028
Out-of-state $33,028
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,530
Out-of-state $17,530

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 153 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 153 99% $24,421
Student loan aid 140 91% $7,017

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 616 89% $20,272
Federal student loans 526 76% $6,906

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Trinity International University-Illinois. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Trinity International University-Illinois students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 493 306 187
Percent admitted 100% 53% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 21% 21% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Trinity International University-Illinois Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,722
Undergraduate enrollment 722
Graduate enrollment 1,000

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Trinity International University-Illinois Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
    • Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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