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For 25 Years, Trinity University No. 1 in the West

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" Guide gives Trinity high marks for commitment to undergraduate teaching

by Sharon Jones Schweitzer '75

For the 25th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide awarded Trinity University a No.1 ranking in the category of institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate programs as well as select master's programs in the Western part of the United States. The annual college rankings also recognized Trinity's strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in the same category and region.

"Trinity's faculty, staff, students, and alumni have contributed their talent and energy to build an educational community to be proud of and worthy of top recognition," said Trinity President Danny Anderson. "By many measures – a record number of applications, one of the largest, most diverse and academically talented incoming class, and growing recognition of the University's reputation, Trinity is a high quality institution with a vibrant network," Anderson added.

Trinity was also recognized in a number of U.S. News' specialized lists, including:

  • Trinity was ranked No. 1 in the West where faculty has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
  • Trinity received a No. 2 ranking in the publication's best value category, "Great Schools, Great Prices."
  • The University's engineering science program was ranked No. 25 among the nation's best schools where the highest degree offered is a bachelor's or master's.
  • Trinity's School of Business was named to the list of top undergraduate business programs in the country.

U.S. News & World Report's annual edition of "America's Best Colleges" is one of several publications and guidebooks that have consistently recognized Trinity as a premier institution. Recently Trinity was also recognized as a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, one of 45 public or private institutions recognized for excellence in cost, academic rating, and quality of student life. Additionally, Trinity was included in the 2017 edition of Princeton Review's Best 379 Colleges, in the annual guide also listed Trinity No.2 in the country in the category of "Best Science Lab Facilities."

Trinity University, one of the nation's top private undergraduate institutions, is known for its superior academic quality, personalized attention with outstanding faculty, exceptional resources, real-world preparation, and vibrant campus life. Trinity is a community that encourages students to discover, grow, and become passionate, productive individuals. Located in historic, culturally rich San Antonio, Trinity offers the most relevant education option for talented students today. For more information on Trinity University, visit

Sharon Jones Schweitzer '75 is assistant vice president for External Relations. You can follow her @sjschweitzer.