Location
Hartford, CT
Undergrads
2,236
Tuition
$43,570
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our Squash team, men and women's, is consistently proven to be the best in the nation. Women's lacrosse, men's hockey and men's football are always fun to go to, especially the Homecoming Weekend football game. Intramurals range from tennis to beach volleyball. Club sports offered include rugby, equestrian, fencing, and water polo. Student fitness center is open to all and most students at Trinity are very active.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Many computer and media labs at the main library. All of campus is supported with wi-fi, which makes studying on the quad a common activity. However most students find themselves in a love-hate relationship with TrinAir, it's very unreliable at times--definitely bring an ethernet cable to school, all rooms are equipped with ports for them.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Trinity hands down has some of the most attractive and motivated guys and girls at any college campus. Visit on a sunny Spring day if you do not believe me.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are so many things to see and do, incredible people to meet, and wonderful classes to take while at Trinity. As a Bantam you have to go to Squash match, go to an event at a cultural house you might be hesitant to identify with, and get to know your professors. Adapting to school may not have been the easiest transition, however after settling in I can genuinely say that I am more than satisfied with my experience at Trinity.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Over 90% of students live on-campus and housing is guaranteed to undergraduates all four year. There are apartment complexes, suites, and houses off-campus that are traditionally rented out by Trinity kids.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Many students from Trinity do come from high-socioeconomic backgrounds, there is no beating around the bush with that. However most students are not flashy and Trinity is definitely progressing towards a more diverse campus with their new initiatives.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Hartford is definitely an urban environment and students cannot be further encouraged to be smart and be aware of what is around them. Campus is equipped with the blue light system and all of campus is well-lit. Campus safety officers are very present and friendly. Students may call campus safety for an officer escort to walk them to their dorm late at night.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking passes are available to upperclassmen for a small annual fee. Pay attention to weather advisories and parking rules from campus safety, I have had some friends who violated Hartford parking laws during winter storms and had to pay fines. Having a car on campus is not a necessity at Trinity given the high number of on-campus events and school-provided transportation options.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Although many students participate in social alcohol consumption, there are countless drug and alcohol free events and venues on campus. I have definitely seen some students using hard drugs on campus however have never felt peer pressured into participating. Students caught with drugs will face punishment, students who seek help from school administration will get help.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Trinity College consistently appears as a top school in awarding Financial Aid. Trinity meets the full calculated need of all admitted students and all of the financial aid officers were incredibly helpful. If you have any questions whatsoever, be sure to contact the office and they will surely assist you.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Even as a First-Year student, there are plenty of ways to get off campus. Every student receives a free bus pass, which allows one to go anywhere in the city using public transportation. Campus shuttles run to locations such as the local mall and movie theaters. The on campus shuttle runs until 4am and stops at several points around campus and students can check our live GPS tracking system to find out when it is closest to them. Students can reserve ZIP Cars throughout the year.

5 College Freshman

Weather: As a typical New England college, the weather is always unpredictable and all four seasons are prominent throughout the year. With the beautiful open skies Trinity students are often found either studying or throwing a frisbee around on either of the main quads.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Being in Connecticut's state capitol, Hartford, sets Trinity aside from many other liberal arts schools. West Hartford is home to some great restaurants and shopping centers, while Downtown Hartford is home to a diverse set of cultural festivals and concert series. The Mark Twain House and Elizabeth Park are personal favorites. Every student receives a free bus pass, which allows one to go anywhere in the city using public transportation. The on campus shuttle stops at several points around campus and students can check a live GPS tracking system to find out when it is closest to them. ZIP Cars are able to be rented by the hour or day throughout the year.

2 College Freshman

Majors: I really wasn't satisfied with the selection of majors. It's a small school, so the choices are pretty basic. They don't have stats. You can make your own major though, if you were dissatisfied enough.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The workload is very manageable at trim

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's definitely helpful to have a car. I did, and it made all the difference

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places i like to eat off campus. even as a freshman, i find myself going off campus for food almost every day.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: do an interview. everyone who i know of that got a scholarship had an interview at the school. For some reason it doesn't seem like the best students are the ones with scholarships, by any means. its somewhat random, so you could luck out

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great, great housing. freshman year it's probably comparable to your average school depending on what dorm you're in, but after that you are almost guaranteed to have a great set up.

4 College Freshman

Weather: for some reason, i feel like trinity has this fairytale weather-bubble where it's just always nice.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: To be honest, from what I've heard the party scene at trin used to be WAY better. but it's still good. As an average freshman i go out usually four nights a week. I have friends that go out every night, and it works. There's always something to do.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I know a lot of people that live off campus, and its great. But housing is also great on campus, so there's often no need to live off-campus, it's really just your preference. when it comes to housing, you can't lose at trin.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have personally had 2 girl friends get mugged. it wasn't pretty. but i think this is unusual, and i have basically never felt unsafe. the area is bas but campo is definitely a presence.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We do not go into Hartford. DO NOT. however, west hartford is about 15 minutes away and has pretty much everything you could want.

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Drug Safety: If you're looking for blow, you'll find plenty. If you're not looking for it, you'll also find plenty. If you're not a complete baby, then this shouldn't matter; I don't do coke but most of my friends do, and it doesn't make a bit of difference to me. no one will judge you if you don't.

there is a LOT more of a casual vibe around cocaine use here than other schools, but I don't consider it a problem

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Rachel Clark Unkovic
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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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