B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C-
Trinity College - Connecticut is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106

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
33%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Trinity College - Connecticut

Cost

Net Price
$23,980/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,072/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,988/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,391/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,170/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,844/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
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.49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,165Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Preppy, privileged, unmotivated
    39%
  • Preppy, happy, motivated
    14%
  • Either douchey or super nice, but many look WASP-y
    11%
  • Hard working and down to party
    11%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • WASP
    7%
  • Hard working and curious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Cocaine
    29%
  • Interesting.
    25%
  • Crazy, in both a good and bad way
    21%
  • Dedicated
    7%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Engaged
    4%
  • Insane
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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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!
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Not my first choice when I was applying, but certainly the right choice. Could not be happier anywhere else. Very well balanced between vibrant social life and rigorous academics. Amazing professors in almost every department. Beautiful campus and much nicer dorms than most colleges. Food leaves something to be desired but Hartford being a diverse city with lots of options means great food to be found off campus. Social life can be small and repetitive by your Junior year, but best parties in the NESCAC by far, and possibly at any liberal arts college of its size.
The first semester at college was definitely difficult. Being an international student, I experienced cultural shock and felt homesick throughout the first few weeks. Also, I was not emotionally prepared for the amount of work I was required to do. However, I soon became used to being extremely busy, got new friends, got involved in a spiritual youth group on campus, and got to love my classes. One of my favorite experiences at Trinity has been to be able to constantly meet with my professors and create personal relationships with each one of them. Without lying, all of them have been extremely caring and have helped me decide which courses to take each semester, have explained me any doubts I have had before or after any exam, and have already offered me multiple research opportunities for the next years. Being part of a small college like Trinity and being taught by professors that know me by name and not solely by face is just really something wonderfully unique that all students should value and take into consideration when applying to college.

However, every rose has its thorn, and Trinity is not the exception. The international student population at Trinity is not well distributed. One just needs to enter Mather (Trinity's cafeteria) to be able to observe one big table full of Asian students and another one full of African students. But what about those students from Latin America, Europe or Oceania? There are surely some of them, but they are just so few that it's almost impossible for them to create a knit community of their own. I am not going to lie... I have had some tough moments with this social and cultural isolation. Nonetheless, this experience has offered me the opportunity to interact more with American students and learn from their lifestyle and perspectives on various subjects. This last point, along with its strong academics and small student-teacher ratio, makes up the reason I would choose Trinity again if I could do it all over.