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Trinity Admissions Information

Trinity College
Hartford, CT (map)


Trinity College, located in Hartford Connecticut, merges two seemingly different worlds: that of a small liberal arts community, and that of a bustling city. This combination merges a small and focused classroom experience and a larger urban lifestyle, bringing a wide range of opportunities to the college’s smaller student body. Trinity sets up students’ first year experiences in a manner that eases the transition into college; each student is assigned to a specific First Year Program which forms smaller groups within each class, further emphasizing an idea of community. In each group, students live, take classes, and study together. On a broader level, all freshmen must live on campus. Trinity College is nondenominational in affiliation and education, ensuring that students receive a well-rounded, non-faith-based background.

In addition to Trinity’s strong ties within its student body, the school ensures that students have a well-rounded experience outside of the classroom. Just under 20% of students participate in the college’s Greek system. Hartford itself features all of the offerings of a state capital, from concerts at the Comcast theater, to Revolutionary War reenactments at the Old State House. Notably, the college’s campus in Rome, Italy is a popular study abroad destination for students at Trinity as well as those from many other schools.



Basic Info

Main Address: 300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 297-2000  
Website: www.trincoll.edu  


Type of school: Private, Liberal Arts  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, large city; Residential campus  
Athletics: Division III, Intercollegiate, Club and Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's  
Size of undergraduate student body: 2,331  
Percent out-of-state: 82%  
Percent international: 6.43%  
Female to Male ratio: 50:50  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 10:1  
Most popular majors: Social Sciences
Area and Ethnic Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Foreign Languages and Literature
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
New York Semester
ROTC, Army
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
United Nations Semester
Urban Semester
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Campus Ministries
Film Society
International Students
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Choral Groups
Jazz Band
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Student Newspaper

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #9, Most Popular Study Abroad Program
  • Ranked #36, Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #13, Lots of Beer

Admissions Information

With an annual admission rate just above 40%, Trinity College is among the most selective liberal arts colleges. As such, prospective students should be sure to set themselves apart from other applicants and assert a strong voice throughout the application process. While admissions officials at Trinity note that the single most important factor for admission is an of high school coursework, considerations such as the application essay, high school GPA, test scores, class rank, talents, and recommendations all hold great weight as well.

Trinity College offers students a range of options when submitting standardized test scores. An applicant may offer scores from the SAT Reasoning Test, two SAT II Subject Tests, or the ACT. As such, Trinity expects its applicants to present themselves in the best light and offers many opportunities to do so.

Admissions address: Trinity College Admissions Office
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT, 06106
Phone number: (860) 297-2180  
Fax number: (860) 297-2287  
Admissions Website: http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/Pages/default.aspx  
Email: admissions.office@trincoll.edu  
Contact Person: Larry Dow, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid  
Number of first-year applications received: 4,688  
Percent of applicants admitted: 43%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 15 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Standardized Test Scores
2 Academic Teacher Evaluations
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? One or More of the Following:
-Two SAT II Subject Tests
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores across test dates.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 3899  
ACT code: 0598  
Learn more about other Academically Challenging New England schools:
Bryant   Wesleyan   Williams College   Tufts  

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