Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

Trinity International University

Deerfield, IL

Explore Trinity International University's Featured Profiles:

Undergrad Christian Life Visual Arts Business

Be a Creative Communicator

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 United States. 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.

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.

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! 

Visual Arts at Trinity

Trinity International University offers a major and minor in Graphic Design as well as courses in photography, digital storytelling, calligraphy, and art. Students who come to Trinity have the opportunity to work alongside professional designers in the campus’s open studio, intern both on and off campus in the Chicagoland area, and present their work to clients as part of their coursework. Student designers develop their own portfolios and showcase their skills in a senior exhibition. Graduates of Trinity’s Graphic Design program have worked as designers for companies such as Crate & Barrel, Party City, Alera Group, OX Creative, and the Chicago Red Stars.

An Inside Look