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Trinity College

#39 in National Liberal Arts Colleges (tie) • Hartford, CT

Hartford, CT

Trinity College is a private institution that was founded in 1823. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,159 (fall 2021), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Trinity College's ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #39. Its tuition and fees are $63,930.

Students at Trinity College live in an intimate setting in the midst of a bustling state capital. The campus is located in Hartford, Conn., a large city where students can do everything from attending concerts at the Comcast and Webster theatres to learning how to shoot a cannon from the Revolutionary War at the Old State House. Attending school in the state’s capital also means students have hundreds of opportunities for internships at various organizations throughout the city. Freshmen must live on campus, and will reside and take classes with other students in their selected First-Year Program. Outside of class, students can choose from more than 100 clubs and organizations in which to get involved. There are a handful of Greek organizations on campus. The Trinity sports teams compete in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletics Conference, cheered on by the school mascot, a species of rooster known as the bantam. Don’t get confused in your college search: Trinity College is a common name for schools of various faiths, but this liberal arts school is nondenominational.

In addition to its main location in Hartford, Trinity has a campus in Rome, Italy. More than half of Trinity students study abroad during their time in college. Trinity also has a field station in Ashford, Conn., where students and faculty research subjects in the natural and environmental sciences. Among the college’s notable graduates are Jim Murren, chairman of casino chain MGM Resorts; journalist Tucker Carlson; and columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author George Will. 


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Trinity College's 2022-2023 Rankings

Trinity College is ranked #39 out of 210 National Liberal Arts Colleges. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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Trinity College Admissions

Trinity College admissions is more selective with an acceptance rate of 38%. Half the applicants admitted to Trinity College have an SAT score between 1333 and 1480 or an ACT score of 29 and 33. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is Jan. 17 and the application fee at Trinity College is $65.

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Academic Life at Trinity College

The student-faculty ratio at Trinity College is 8:1, and the school has 70.5% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Trinity College include: Political Science and Government, General; Economics, General; Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; English Language and Literature, General; Neuroscience; Foreign Languages and Literatures, General; Computer and Information Sciences, General; and Engineering, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91%.

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Student Life at Trinity College

Trinity College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,159 (fall 2021), with a gender distribution of 51% male students and 49% female students. At this school, 86% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 14% of students live off campus. In sports, Trinity College is part of the NCAA III.

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Trinity College Tuition & Financial Aid

At Trinity College, 53% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $50,101.

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Trinity College Campus

Trinity College offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. Trinity College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Trinity College.

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