Trinity College

300 Summit St, Hartford, United States
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Overview of Trinity College

About this school

Trinity College, founded in 1823, is a private, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college of the highest quality. Its rigorous curriculum is firmly grounded in the traditional liberal arts disciplines and marked by an array of interdisciplinary studies, exceptional offerings in science and engineering and distinctive educational connections with Connecticut's capital city and cities around the world. An extensive community outreach program and a strong internship program provide Trinity students with uncommonly rich opportunities to extend classroom learning, explore potential careers and make a difference on campus and in the community. The architectural design of the present campus, developed in the 1870s, was influenced by the English institutions Oxford and Cambridge. Its 100-acre, urban campus is located in Hartford.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,289
    • Men:1,200 (52.4%)
    • Women:1,089 (47.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Trinity College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
300 Summit Street
City, State, Zip
Hartford, CT  06106-3100
Phone
(860) 297-2180
Fax
(860) 297-2287
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
33% of 7,569 applicants were admitted
Women
34% of 3,821 applicants were admitted
Men
33% of 3,748 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
591 (23%) of 2,529 admitted students enrolled
Women
268 (21%) of 1,305 admitted students enrolled
Men
323 (26%) of 1,224 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |26-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
37%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,760 (79.4099939795304%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,680 (20.5900060204696%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Trinity College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15 | Final deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001414
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
347 (60.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
293 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
293 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
293 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,836
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 285 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,478
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 181 (61.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,548
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 12 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
24 (4.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,841

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,288 (59.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,049 (81.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,049 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,026 (97.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$50,520
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,026 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,156
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 688 (65.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,370
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 39 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
121 (5.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $28,738

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
45%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,958
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


193

Part-Time Faculty


102

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
249
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Trinity College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


85%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


86.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (47)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Gay/Lesbian Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modern Languages
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Area and ethnic studies, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • American Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Media Studies
  • Museum Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


125,017

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Windsor Locks
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hartford
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hartford

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


90% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bantams
School Colors
Royal blue and old gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Trinity College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, friends active in community engagement and service (faces), the mill, student government association, relay for life, multi-cultural affairs council

Sororities


16% of women participate

Fraternities


20% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,165

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,289
Women
1,089
Men
1,200

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 4.3% Asian
  • 6.6% Black/African-American
  • 8.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.6% White
  • 6.4% Unknown

International Students


9.3% from 63 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


108

Student Resources

Study resources