About Trinity College

Founded in 1823, Trinity College. is a Private college. Located in Connecticut, which is a city setting in Connecticut, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,259 full time undergraduate students, and 91 full time graduate students.

The Trinity College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 210 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Trinity College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate33%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee65
SAT Range
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Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 77% were in the top quarter, and 55% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Trinity College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Trinity College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    55 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    40 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    56 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    56 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    55 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    56 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    56 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    56 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Trinity College?

9 Students rated Trinity College


You know, as an international student coming to Trinity this fall, I've read a lot of comments and reviews, looked through statistics and rankings on various web-sites. My final conclusion about the college as a whole is quite positive (I assume that my comment might be quite groundless - well I haven't even visited Hartford yet). Still, I was trying to generalize all the reviews (both positive and...well not so positive) and ran into several conclusions regarding some of the aspects of college. Several of them are: 1) Social life - Maybe, just maybe, I don't quite understand the American way of thinking about the social life in the undergraduate institution, however, my understanding of social life stands on the idea, that you are the one, who's responsible for your social success. Not some privileged fraternities and rich kids determine your social environment. You do. Be friendly, smart, helpful and mature and no matter what race, wealth, sexual orientation or religion you have, people will come to you. All the students on campus have their social needs and they might as well satisfy them by having a friendship with someone with qualities listed above. Another thing about the social life is that you don’t need to have dozens of friends to be social. You might as well have five real friends and be more social, than a person having fifty of them knowing only the first two letters of each of their names. 2) Education - well the reviews about the education are quite ambivalent. The only thing, that was generally praised (as far as I know), was the high quality of the faculty in the college. In my opinion, the quality of faculty is the most important aspect of the college education. Think about it. If you are a physicist and you are offered to visit one of the Einstein's lectures on the condition that you’ll be sitting next to some drunk homeless person, would you visit the lecture anyway? The fact that there are many uninterested students only makes the education better. With 1 to 9 faculty/student ratio with (let’s say) half of the students uninterested in the subject matter, you’ll have 1 to 4.5 ratio. You’ll be able to spend more time with professors and lecturers, than anyone else in the country simply because other students don’t bother to. Having many uninterested people in the class doesn’t make the class less interesting for you. 3) Environment and location - well, mixed fillings - having your college located in the low income area does make it dangerous to leave your car unattended. But has anyone ever considered what this college does for a local community? Having a highly ranked liberal arts college improves the community! It raises the land price, attracts the infrastructure. The Community improves as Trinity improves! Trinity gives its students 100{6f65e1278338a62264eed73e2adc5af8e2841420db12ceb4f80b8db22f3260ec} of their financial need! Isn’t it worth being careful with choosing your parking spot or staying off the streets at night? If paying twice or trice the price of tuition and having your parents working day and night for having your college located in the area which is already well-developed and wealthy sounds like a right choice for you - well go for it. 4) Food - well I’m not very choosy with food. No comment here.


I would like to talk about a personal experience, which is significant for me because it has made me become not only a hard-working student but also a purposeful and determined person. I was sixteen when I planned to pass the BEPC, which is one of the most important tests in my native country, Cameroon, for it allows passage to a second cycle in any Cameroonian high school; unfortunately, I failed the BEPC in 2008, and my I failure was due to my obsession for a Japanese anime, Naruto Shippuden (N.S.). I managed to pass the BEPC in 2009 by undertaking many actions. First, I threw away all the books about N.S. that I bought since I read them almost all the time instead of reading my note books. Second, I reduced the number of hours that I spent watching N.S. from ten hours to three hours; the rest of the seven hours, I used them to study straight without breaks. Thirdly, I formed a study group to overcome my intellectual deficiency. Before the failure, I did not study during school breaks, nor did I study during weekends, but after the failure, I started to study during school breaks and weekends including holidays. By being perseverant, I ultimately passed the BEPC and since then, I have not failed any other tests. My failure was a despair, but a despair that made me realize that I should work hard whenever I hope to accomplish something and should pursue my education, and Trinity College made me realize that I did not make the wrong decisions when I chose it as my first choice after admission.


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It's a good school that could do more for financial aid. People seem to be afraid of Hartford but it's a great city with lots to do and lots of cool community events and such. The campus is beautiful and on-campus employment is always available. Some greek houses are typical frats or sororities but there are others that are really cool and welcoming.

Trinity College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Trinity College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Trinity College is 33%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    -rich white kids from new england prep schools -party school with lots of cocaine

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  3. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Like most stereotypes, there is a kernel of truth in each of these, but they fail to accurately represent the reality of Trinity College. While many students hail from their privileged homes in the cities and surrounding suburbs of Boston, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., Trinity students come from 43 states (a vast number are even, dare I say, West Coasters!) and 30 foreign countries. It is true that many students have attended private high schools, perhaps in greater numbers than at other colleges, and that this factor does contribute to the lower levels of racial and ethnic diversity at Trinity. But this truism cannot be held accountable for the perceived uniformity of Trinity students. Diversity at Trinity is multifaceted, taking the form of racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic. More important, perhaps, is that students possess diverse interests, hobbies and aspirations?at this very moment, in a college of just 2,100 students I personally know a world-class organist of all things?and the faculty is just as riveting. The students? relationship with the city of Hartford is admittedly volatile and has room for improvement, but the administration and students make a collective effort to participate in and help to revitalize the city. Trinity?s social scene is fast-paced and fun? weekends are never dull?and much of the activity revolves around, though is not limited to, Greek life. Of all the stereotypes this is perhaps the most accurate?Trinity students are notorious for striking a balance between their studies and partying with unparalleled aptitude.

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  4. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Trinity is its size because this feature permeates every facet of the Trinity education by endowing students with small class sizes, professor accessibility, an intimate social environment, a beautiful and manageable campus and easy access to countless extracurricular and academic opportunities. One thing that I'd change about Trinity is that I think it would benefit from having one common place where students can hang out and advertise campus events and organizations and promote causes, etc. At the present time, Mather Hall is as communal a space as there, and consequently, I think the campus events that do exist suffer a bit from this lack of publicity. One of the best things about Trinity is the reaction that the school's very mention garners in others. I have found that the school has a very strong identity and a remarkable reputation for turning out successful alumni with a particular knack for the business, financial and commercial industries, however, alumni also hold prominent positions in politics and government, entertainment, medicine, among countless other professions. There certainly is a great deal of school pride at Trinity, and individuals carry that pride with them years after they take their last walk down the beautiful long walk or spend a final afternoon on the expansive main quad, so alumni often seek to hire fellow Trinity grads and most students can at least attest to the fantastic networking opportunities available through Trinity connections.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    Preppy alcoholics mostly.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics at Trinity are absolutely stellar. But, like with most life experiences, the amount of effort you put in correlates to the richness of the education you receive in return. There are phenomenal classes in all courses of study-- including those that aren't typically offered at small, Liberal Arts colleges, such as Community Outreach, Urban Engagement and Engineering--but none of the majors are pre-professional. That is to say, the majors are all humanities-based, instead of career-oriented, with the intention of providing all students with a premier Liberal Arts education that is focused on enriching the minds of all students. Requirements are limited; there are just five distribution requirements, one in the Humanities, Arts, Natural Sciences, Numerical Reasoning and the Social Sciences, that each student must complete prior to graduation. As an English major, I have had the opportunity of working closely with several published authors and poets, and am always able to access professors outside the classroom.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Frats. Literally that's it. WGRAC is a thing though (women's center) and it should have more of a presence and I am sure there are groups for students of color.

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  8. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Start off by making a geographic decision -- how far away from home am I willing to go? Then decide on what you want to pursue as a major -- if you are undecided, consider liberal arts schools! Your next decision is to choose between a large or small school (size DOES matter -- if you hated / enjoyed high school based on its size, consider those feelings when choosing a college). Apply to as many schools that interest you, BUT if there is one school that is your number one choice, you should absolutely apply early action / decision. There is usually a higher percentage accepted for this applicant pool, so it is will only help you increase your chances of getting in. VISIT the schools you are most interested in and always do an interview if you can. Be sure to follow up visits with thank you cards -- the more interaction you have with a school's admissions team, the better (it shows the school how enthusiastic you are about applying)! Be yourself, do not lie, choose your letters of reccomendation wisely, and spell check everything you submit. Get started as early as you can and try not to let things overwhelm you!

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Trinity College is the perfect combination of a study school and a party school. The students are intelligent, work very hard and are usually successful after graduation. At the same time. students know how to balance this hard work with fun on the weekends. It is also a small school (about 2200 students) which allows for a more close knit community.

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Lack of funding for small departments. A previous president damaged out endowment, however the new one has been doing a great job rebuilding it! The school is still well mantained but the smaller departments need more money to reach their full potential.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person who should attend Trinity is the type who know how to work hard but also how to relax and enjoy themself. Trinity students are intelligent and academically motivated, but are also excited about homecoming football games and school musicals. And though students like to do well, it is not a cut-throat environment.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its squash team and its party scene.

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  13. What's unique about your campus?

    The library. It is a gorgeous building, and everyone in it is very motivated and driven to succeed. When you're in that environment, it helps inspire you to try hard.

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How much of a lack of diversity there really was, and how the large contigency of boarding school kids creates the social atmosphere (lots of drinking, drugs, etc.) There isn't a lot of tolerance for diversity or difference of opinions (in my opinion) and I would have liked to go to a school that was more liberal and open-minded, at least within the student body.

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  15. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The lack of respect for people with different cultures, sexual orientations, races, etc.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who wants to go home every weekend.

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  17. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Work hard, party hard.

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  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Parties are sick, girls hot, work is plentiful. Party hard, work hard.

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Trinity Men's Squash team has won 165 matches in a row, en route to 9 consecutive National Titles.

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  20. What do students complain about most?

    If you're a student like me: everything that I have stated. The exclusivity and complete lack of empathy or want to change. If you're a student that loves it: how scary black and brown people in the city of Hartford are.

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  21. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    A lot of preppy assholes. And for the most part this is true. Theres some good people here but they are hard to come by.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

52% of students attending Trinity College receive some sort of financial aid. 13% were awarded federal grants. While 39% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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