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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C-
Trinity College is a highly rated private college located in Hartford, Connecticut. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,117 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 81% of students, Trinity College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $49,200.
About Trinity College - Connecticut...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106
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Trinity College - Connecticut Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1260-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,594/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,907/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,220/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,196/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,471/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,672/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,117Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Preppy, privileged, unmotivated
    37%
  • Preppy, happy, motivated
    13%
  • Either douchey or super nice, but many look WASP-y
    10%
  • Hard working and down to party
    10%
  • Preppy
    10%
  • WASP
    7%
  • Friendly
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.60 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Interesting.
    32%
  • Crazy, in both a good and bad way
    27%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Fun
    9%
  • Engaged
    5%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Insane
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$66,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Trinity College has been noticeably evolving over the past four years for the better under its new leadership team. The students remain both serious and fun loving, while there is a growing sense of inclusion and welcoming atmosphere. The professors remain top notch and the campus remains stunningly beautiful. Also, given Trinity’s unique city location among top LACs, internship opportunities in business, government, medical, insurance and non-profits are valuable draws as well. Unfortunately, due to some serious ballot stuffing by a few political fanatics, Trinity’s overall composite score has been negatively skewed. Meantime, in actuality, the quality of incoming students keeps growing and campus energy is way up.
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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!