Trinity College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Trinity College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 34%. Located in Hartford, Connecticut on a 100-care campus, Trinity College has the country's eighth-oldest chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Trinity has a 10-to-1 student/faculty ratio, and the mission of the college emphasizes the close interaction between students and their professors. Majors in the humanities and social sciences are most popular with Trinity's undergraduates. In athletics, the Trinity College Bantams compete in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Considering applying to Trinity College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Trinity College had an acceptance rate of 34%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 34 students were admitted, making Trinity's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,098
Percent Admitted 34%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 28%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Trinity College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Trinity may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 31% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 630 710
Math 670 750
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted test scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Trinity's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Trinity scored between 630 and 710, while 25% scored below 630 and 25% scored above 710. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 670 and 750, while 25% scored below 670 and 25% scored above 750. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1460 or higher is competitive for Trinity College.

Requirements

Trinity College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Trinity participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Trinity does not require the essay section of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Trinity College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 23% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 29 35
Math 27 31
Composite 29 32

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Trinity College's admitted students fall within the top 9% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Trinity received a composite ACT score between 29 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 29.

Requirements

Note that Trinity College does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Trinity participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Trinity does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

Trinity College does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Trinity College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Trinity College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Trinity College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Trinity College, which accepts just over a third of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. However, Trinity also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay, optional supplemental essay, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Trinity strongly recommends optional interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Trinity College's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into Trinity had averages of "B+" or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) above 1250, and ACT composite scores of 26 or higher. Many successful applicants had solid "A" averages. Since Trinity has test-optional admissions, grades are much more important than test scores.

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