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Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,289
   Women 1,089 (47.6%)
   Men 1,200 (52.4%)
Graduate Students 108
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 33% of 7,569 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 628 average
570-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 617 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,940
  Tuition and Fees $52,760
  Room and Board $13,680
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $47,051
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 193
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
Hartford Population 125,017
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Bantams
Sororities 16% of women participate
Fraternities 20% of men participate
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
First-Year Students Returning 88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 81.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 26.0%