Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

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One of the top Christian colleges in the US by measure of outcomes, faculty, diversity, global-connectedness, and certain student life metrics

At the heart of Trinity International University’s mission lies its commitment to its four core values—Christ Centered, Community Focused, Church Connected, and Culturally Engaged. Trinity’s purpose is to enable its graduates to think and live like Christians in the 21st century. We believe that God calls his people into many kinds of service; Trinity’s calling is to prepare them to serve for His glory.

Be a part of the Trinity community
Being part of our community means being intentional in your friendships and being known by those around you. You will find a place to call home, where we keep Christ at the center of all we do. With a campus culture that emphasizes hands-on, educationally focused opportunities for growth, we know you will find your place in our community.

Living on campus will put you in the flow of community life at Trinity.
You’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime and create vivid memories colored with fun and laughter. Visit Trinity, tour our residence halls, and imagine yourself spending the next four years living, studying, and relaxing on our beautiful campus.

Planning on commuting? We’ve got you covered too. Approximately 20% of the undergraduate student body commutes to Trinity for class. If you are considering becoming a commuter student, you should note that the College has facilities available specifically with you in mind. Many buildings on campus have designated areas for students to study and relax both day and night in the Waybright Center, which opens weekdays at 6:00 am for the convenience of commuters.

Location, location, location
Trinity International University has one of the best college locations in the country. There is an extremely healthy balance of being just 25 miles from Chicago but also in the #2 safest college town in the country. TIU is the #1 safest campus in Chicagoland and #2 safest in the state. The country’s most well-traveled airport is approximately 20 minutes from campus, and 12 Fortune 500–ranked companies are within 10 miles of campus. When the weather is nice, students have easy access to Lake Michigan, just six miles away. If you would enjoy a peacefully wooded 111-acre campus and all the social and career opportunities a large city provides, Trinity International University’s campus in Deerfield, Illinois might be an ideal landing spot for you.

We’ve got your back!
We provide resources for every student to succeed. Whether you need tutoring, academic mentoring, test exemptions, or accommodations for special needs, our campus resource centers can help you.

Thrive Center: The Thrive Center is committed to helping students cultivate their academic excellence, become life-long learners, and pursue their personal and professional goals. Our goal is to walk alongside students, meeting them where they are and providing services that will help them thrive in all aspects of their learning experience. To this end, we provide services in the areas of academic support, academic guidance, and career development.

Access: At Trinity, we want to provide opportunities for students who learn in different ways and prepare every student for a rich future of life, work, and faith. Our Access program provides mentors and support staff for students with autism spectrum disorder, so they can graduate with a bachelor’s degree and be ready for whatever comes next.

Emerging Leaders: Discover the practice of servant leadership in the classroom and apply what you’ve learned through campus leadership and beyond. This selective one-year program will help cultivate your unique voice and the skills needed to influence others with Christ-centered values.

Opportunities await!
Education majors love being within 10 miles of the top several school districts in Illinois. Business majors love being within 10 miles of 12 Fortune 500 companies. Every TIU student receives real-world experience through internships while enrolled. Average starting salaries for graduates surpass $42,000. Six dual-degree programs plus additional three-year bachelor’s options are available to help you start your post-college life sooner.

Visit us
Let us treat you and your family to lunch in our top-three-ranked college cafeteria while you experience these benefits up close and personal. We offer a few options of how you can explore Trinity. Go to, call us at 800-345-8337, or email to set up a visit. Out-of-state visitors qualify for an additional $500 grant toward their TIU tuition! 



#5 most diverse among Christian colleges in the US


#4 Christian college for social mobility (success of Pell Grant–eligible students)


Top 3 college food in Illinois and top 10% in the country

Points of Pride

• Over 48 states and 46 countries represented in our student body
• Average net cost after aid for on-campus students: $20,000 per year
• Average starting salary for bachelor’s degree recipients: $42,300 per year
• 94% placement rate into jobs and graduate school
• 46% diversity rate
• 70+ academic programs, eight scholarship sports, and 35 student groups on campus
• 25% of students study abroad or go on missions trips.
• 100% of students receive an internship.
• Small classes: 14:1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of approximately 15 students
• The only EFCA-affiliated college in the US, but students from all denominations and walks of life attend
Trinity is just 25 miles north of Chicago! Our campus is situated near almost 5,000 restaurants, 54 museums, six major league sports teams, and a variety of churches and theaters.

Programs of Study

A great education is at your fingertips
With numerous options to choose from, you will find a program that resonates with your academic pursuits. Learn to connect your head, heart, and hands in pursuit of God’s best for your life.

• Athletic Training
• Biblical Studies
• Biology
- Biology/Pre-medical
- Biology/Pre-physician Assistant
- Biology with Secondary Education Licensure with optional Special Education endorsement

• Business (with emphases in Accounting, Accounting with CPA Readiness Track, Entrepreneurship, General Business, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Nonprofit Management, and Social Entrepreneurship)
• Chemistry (with emphases in Forensic Science, Pre-medical, and Professional Chemistry)
• Christian Ministries (with emphases in Children’s and Family Ministries, Counseling/Social Services, Intercultural Ministries, Leadership [Broad Field], and Youth Ministries)
• Communication (with emphases in Business Communication, Communication for Ministry, Contemporary Media, Leadership, and Relational Communication)
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice (with emphases in Digital Studies, Law Enforcement, and Legal Studies)
• Elementary Education (with optional Special Education endorsement)
• English
- English/Communication
- English with Secondary Education Licensure with optional Special Education endorsement
• Exercise Science
• General Studies
• Graphic Design
• History (with emphasis in Military History)
- History/Social Science with Secondary Education Licensure with optional Special Education endorsement

• Humanities
• Mathematics
- Mathematics with Secondary Education Licensure with optional Special Education endorsement
• Middle Grades English Education
• Middle Grades Mathematics Education
• Middle Grades Science Education
• Middle Grades Social Science Education
• Music (with emphases in Arts Administration, Church Music/Worship, Contemporary Music, Music and Missions, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Psychology, and Theory/Composition)
• Music Education/K-12 (with optional Special Education endorsement)
• Philosophy (with emphases in Apologetics, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion)
• Pre-nursing (two-year program)
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-seminary
• Psychology (with emphases in Counseling Psychology, Health Psychology, and Organizational Leadership)
• Social and Interactive Media
• Social Science
• Sport and Wellness Management
• Worship

• Accelerated BA/MA in Intercultural Studies
• Advance: BA in Pre-seminary Studies/MDiv at TEDS
• BA/MA in Bioethics
• BA/MA in Leadership
• BA in Exercise Science/MA in Athletic Training
• BA in Psychology/MA in Mental Health Counseling

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