On Site: Trinity College


At a Glance

Hartford, CT

Undergraduate Students: 2,160

Student to Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Acceptance Rate: 38%

Six Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Freshman Retention Rate: 91%

Notable Programs: Engineering, Economics, Psychology, Biology, Foreign Language


The Feel

  • Located in urban area of Hartford, the capital of Connecticut. The 100 acre campus is filled with elm trees and beautiful brown stone and red brick buildings, with the hallmark being their beautiful gothic chapel.

  • Trinity’s academic approach combines traditional liberal arts with innovation. They have distribution requirements, rather than a specific core curriculum, and students can choose from dozens or more courses to fulfill each requirement. They also allow students to design their own majors.

  • 95% of students live on campus. Housing options cover the gamut, including an on campus apartment village for upperclassmen that resembles a suburban neighborhood! They offer multiple houses to provide meeting and planning space for clubs as well as living options for club officers

  • Half of Trinity’s students will study abroad, many of them at one of Trinity’s signature campuses in Rome, Capetown, Shanghai or Vienna.

  • Trinity’s Division III athletics have a solid football program among many other varsity teams, and even boast a Division I squash team that brings a big crowd!



Standout Points

  • The Center for Hartford Engagement and Research, or CHER, offers experiential learning for Trinity students in the greater community of Hartford, providing benefits for the local population and real world education for the students.

  • They have a movie theatre on campus called the Cinestudio, which shows current blockbusters and independent films, new and old. Students also run a campus coffee shop, which is a favorite local hangout and includes open mic and spoken word nights.

  • Despite not offering a business program, Trinity has a Bloomberg lab for investment trading and they even offer a Bloomberg Certification.



Fun Fact

  • My tour guide lived in a fraternity house that used to be owned by Mark Twain!



Bottom Line Fit: For the student seeking an innovative education that goes beyond the traditional liberal arts scope



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