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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranks Trinity Among Nation’s Best Colleges

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Trinity recognized as No. 37 liberal arts institution and No. 100 university in the nation

by Danyal Tahseen '19

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education has ranked Trinity University as the No. 37 liberal arts institution and the No. 100 college in the nation.

These rankings are generated from 15 individual performance indicators aimed at answering the questions that matter most to students and their families when making the choice of which college to attend. These indicators range from likeliness of graduating on time, paying off loans, and securing a good job, to the resources provided at the institution, to how diverse the campus community is.

Trinity and other universities recognized in this list are noted for the strong academic reputation behind their programs. In particular, the liberal arts ranking acknowledges American institutions that emphasize undergraduate study and exposure to a wide variety of subjects spanning science to humanities. Additionally, liberal arts programs have a unique approach to making the classroom as engaging as possible by favoring small class sizes to enable enriching and individualized faculty attention.

Given that Trinity prides itself on the multidisciplinary nature and student-centered environment in its classrooms, these rankings acknowledge Trinity’s rising reputation among liberal arts colleges. The strong faculty-student relationships characteristic of Trinity facilitate incredible mentorship opportunities such as research, outreach, and study abroad programs. Trinity offers a community where students acquire academic and social skills that prepare them to handle the toughest real-world challenges.

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/THE) is one of the world’s leading providers on higher education data and tracking trends in university performance. The data behind WSJ/THE’s rankings encompasses 2,150 institutions worldwide, with one million data points analyzed across 2,600 institutions in 93 countries. In 2016, the global media reach of the rankings was almost 700 million.

Trinity University, San Antonio’s premier liberal arts and sciences university, is proud to mark its 150th anniversary of academic excellence in 2019. As one of the nation’s top undergraduate institutions, the University is known for its challenging and supportive academic environment, personalized attention from outstanding faculty, large school resources, post-graduate preparation, and vibrant campus life. Trinity encourages students to discover, grow, and become global citizens engaged with the community and the world. Trinity’s 2,480 undergraduate and graduate students come from 47 states and 63 countries. Students choose from 47 majors, 59 minors, and five graduate programs that integrate conceptual and experiential learning, emphasize undergraduate research, and develop strong leadership skills to accelerate what’s next. Discover more about Trinity University.  

Danyal Tahseen is a senior biology major with a communication minor. He immigrated to the United States in 2014 and was drawn to Trinity for its strong research and faculty mentorship opportunities. He is now preparing to attend medical school in Houston in the fall.