Trinity College is a highly rated private college located in Hartford, Connecticut. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,159 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Trinity College acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 85% of students, Trinity College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,100.
Trinity College - Connecticut Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Trinity College - Connecticut Reviews
This is a horrible, frustrating, demoralizing, soul sucking, expensive place to go to school. Usually, people choose a liberal arts college because it enables them to sample many different fields of study and figure out what they are interested in, but at Trinity you get locked into a path very early on and do not really get to branch out and explore new things. The level of support is incredibly lacking from both from the administrative and academic advising side of things. In general, professors (for the most part) seem completely disinterested in their jobs, and only put the bare minimum into teaching, which is completely inappropriate in a $72,000 per year institution. The level of incompetence that runs through the entire administration at Trinity is astounding. Safety is horrible as well, the blue lights are broken more than they are working.
Honestly, I am not very involved in the athletics at Trinity because I have never been good at any sport; I am just the kind of girl that tries to go to the gym constantly and maintains a balanced diet. However, I am aware that Trinity has one of the best squash teams in the nation, and the athletic facilities for squash and every other sport reflect the college's interest and enthusiasm in providing its students with everything they need to succeed. Moreover, I have heard athletes' complaints about how little support and attendance they get from the rest of the students on campus during games or competitions and how they feel that Trinity urgently needs to boost its school spirit. Unfortunately, I do feel that varsity sports (especially the squash team) overshadow intramural sports, and that's the reason why some of my friends and others who are interested in practicing a particular sport just for fun have had trouble finding one that doesn't require such a serious level of commitment and responsibility. In my opinion, if Trinity pays special attention to inviting more students to join intramural sports, then perhaps those same students would start supporting more those who are involved in varsity sports. My recommendation for anyone at Trinity would be this one: it doesn't matter if you are a great athlete or not, please, please, please, attend and support the other athletes on campus! They sacrifice a great deal of their time to represent our college and that should not be taken for granted. Lastly, and especially if you are not excellent at any sport just like me, at least try to workout at the gym or swim in the pool once per week; they are extremely well equipped and would contribute to keeping you both physically and mentally healthy!
I have only experienced positive feedback and professors that truly care about how their students are doing in class. I have never known a college where the professors go out of their way to make time to meet with and discuss questions and problems their students have concerning a class project or exam results. If their office hours are not convenient for a students' schedule then the professor will work it out with the student. And there is always email. Student life and great and yes, there are undergraduates over 25 - Trinity has a marvelous program, Individualized Degree Program.