Trinity College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Trinity College is a highly-ranked liberal arts college located on an attractive 100-care campus in Hartford, Connecticut. Trinity students come from 45 states and 47 countries. The college has a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and the mission of the college emphasizes the close interaction of students and their professors. Students can choose from 38 majors including engineering. Fields in the humanities and social sciences are most popular with undergraduates (English, History, Economics, Political Science). Trinity College has the eighth oldest chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in the country. About half of Trinity's students participate in study abroad, half are involved in community service, and half take part in internships. The college has about 100 student organizations and an active Greek system. In athletics, the Trinity College Bantams compete in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Trinity College Acceptance Rate: 34%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Trinity
  • Beginning in 2015, Trinity went to a test-optional admissions policy. Your academic record is going to be much more important than standardized test scores.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,350 (2,259 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $52,760
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,680
  • Other Expenses: $1,500
  • Total Cost: $68,940

Trinity College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 52%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 46%
    • Loans: 44%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $43,006
    • Loans: $6,272

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: American Studies, Area Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 85%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Hockey, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Squash Rowing, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Rowing, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Trinity and the Common Application

Trinity College uses the Common Application.

Trinity College Mission Statement:

"Trinity College is a community united in a quest for excellence in liberal arts education. Our purpose is to foster critical thinking, free the mind of parochialism and prejudice, and prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful."