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Reviews 678 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are few and none for athletics.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys are all over the place. Social climbers party the hardest, but that's what it's like everywhere. Girls are alright, definitely a let down from expectations.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: Have to get a B- in econ to be an econ major. An econ major is the only business related major Trinity has.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: My program is just another program that does not stand out by any means from other schools.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Great setup, awful locations. Dangerous locations...

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Totally disappointing. Kids are clicky and snobby. Girls are okay and get around way too much. Sports are a joke. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT TRINITY IS UNLESS THEY ARE FROM THE NORTHEAST. Get used to that, it is the worst.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great places in west hartford and surrounding area when you find them, but they are A PAIN to get to.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Trinity tries way too hard to make it more diverse.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Getting worse every year with these ridiculous sanctions forcing co-ed "fraternities." The hall is arguably the best fraternity and it's co-ed. Yes, co-ed. Trinity would not attract a ton of students if it were not for it's greek life and the history of it's greek life. It is sad that it is not going to be there anymore in a few years. If Trinity had more fraternities and sororities (and not less) more kids would be happy, feel comfortable, and Trinity would attract a lot more students. Anyone who disagrees can look at the country's most prestigious colleges(yale, harvard, penn) (not by any means trinity) who thrive off of Greek Life's impact on their respective schools.

Trinity's greek life is becoming a joke.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health center is impossible to get to for anyone other than freshman. It also is filled with nurse practitioners who don't know what they're doing and a doctor every wednesday who rushes every new patient out as fast as possible.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams are really elite, but no one gives a ______. Kids who play sports have a horrible rep. Correction: guys other than lacrosse players who are free to party in the fall (and try to pledge sophomore fall like every non-fall athlete)

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're really not that strict, but if you have a brutal RA freshman year than you're in for a year full of fines and annoyances.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's quite simply "okay." I say this because you can easily get screwed over by the lottery system. Kids live off campus and put their life at risk as a result.

2 College Sophomore

Facilities: The library and chapel are the only places on campus where you sit back and say, "wow this is high-level" or whatever.. Everywhere else looks and performs on a below-average or standard basis. A lot of the buildings (McCook for sciences and the atheletic center Ferris) look like they're from the 70's and are, quite honestly, embarrassing in quality.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The many greens and quads are large and have the potential to be full of activity; however, it's freezing most of the year so no one utilizes them for the majority of time. The library is great, but the athletic center is crappy for any modern high school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Poly sci has fantastic professors, but is usually a major for kids who don't want the challenge of econ, philosophy, or engineering, but also want something more legitimate than history or english.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Trinity offers a SMALL selection of majors. To minor in something legitimate, you're gpa will suffer. That being said, with hard work a 3.5+ is realistic for anyone that doesn't get roped with hard teachers (and there are many out to see you fail).

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's in the middle of a high-crime rate city. To access the city's "nightlife" you have to be in a frat or sports team that rented out a bar 15minutes away for a formal.

1 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Kids are entitled and rude.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You don't want to live off campus cause the houses are just as gross.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty bad, especially because no one wants to leave campus in the first place to venture into Hartford.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not huge, but it is where the parties are. It's selective about who gets to come in to party, and they can be pretty hurtful, telling girls that they are "too fat to come in."

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food on campus is disgusting, especially if you don't eat meat.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Political Science has a pretty good program, but not a lot of internships that stem from it.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are not that hard. Kids complain, but that's because they are too coked out to know otherwise.


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Everyone seems to experience a similarly hard freshman year; Trinity is not perfect. Once you accept that, you can begin settling down, grow comfortable, and view this little oasis in the middle of Hartford as a home for the next four years. Quite a few Trinity students can’t wait for the beginning of September just to get back to school. Another experience everyone else seems to have in common at Trinity is a fierce loyalty to their alma mater—the love for the Bantam is only one example.

Well, now that you’re hip to all the facts and opinions about Trinity College, you without a doubt have a head start on all the other incoming freshmen. Whether you decide to spend the next four years of your life at Trinity or choose another college, learn to accept the college or university that you selected. Don’t be quick to give up or transfer. If half of the students who felt frustrated initially chose to leave Trinity, they never would have discovered what a great place it really is.

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