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Reviews 710 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: I'm currently on full-tuition scholarship at Trinity via the Posse Foundation. Financial aid guarantees 100% demonstrated need & will assist you in any difficulties you might have. Great selling point here.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Many jewels in the rough, great variety of ethnic spots. All the fast food chains are represented, along with some go-to sit-downs that many students flock to on weekends. Also, an up-scale italian place--Trinity Restaurant, just steps from campus-- is highly frequented & recommended.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Really does depend on how you're accustomed to living. I'm currently living in a two bedroom apt just steps off campus, which I love. There are also houses available on streets parallel to campus, but the waiting list is long. Incredibly cost efficient.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Actually, with the inclusion of new townhouses, campus housing is now the finest Trinity's ever had. Many choices after freshman year, from location to style. If you are looking to have an apartment or house off campus, start looking into it much in advance, as they are tough to get.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Available from early morning to late night, as much as you can eat-- though it gets dull after a few months. Plenty of choices around campus for delivery & sit-down, especially if you (or a hungry friend) has a car.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Unless you're looking to get caught, you'll have no problem having fun on campus-- whatever means by which you please.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is highly visible on campus & are there to keep us safe, not busting people for liquor or other substances. In my experience, if you aren't alone on the outskirts of campus at 4am, you're absolutely safe on campus.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I adore the faculty at Trinity, especially the theatre & dance dept. Many profs will go by their first names & are often available outside of office hours. Small class sizes means everyone has a voice & is held accountable in discussions- making the academic environment engaging. The 9:1 student to faculty ratio was an attractive incentive when I was deciding on colleges, which paid off wonderfully.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Alumnus all around the world-- especially if you're heading to wall st. after graduation.

4 College Senior

Majors: Options for majors are abundant, including the choice to make your own major. I am in the first wave of the new film studies major, which has been a delight to be apart of. I haven't heard any great concerns about majors in my time here.

3 College Senior

Majors: Internships are rarely engaging, no matter what school you come from or who you are. Trinity's career development will assist in every step of getting an internship (resume, CV, interview training) & it is widely under-utilized.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Campus atmosphere in regards to inclusiveness for international, LGBT, & minority students is on an upward trend. The homogeneity of Trinity seems to be on the outs.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Facilities are more than adequate, huge section of campus dedicated to athletics: baseball & softball fields, rugby pitch, astroturf & astrograss fields, two soccer fields, track & field sections, plus a large athletic facility.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is pretty centrally located and it is easy to get an appointment. Hartford Hospital is also very close by. For the most part people feel safe on campus but people are mugged walking around at night. Heavy drinking at Trinity also contributes to a somewhat predatory environment, especially for freshman girls.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People are definitely into their looks and what they wear.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The frats are the ones who throw the parties. That being said hazing is really bad and the people in frats and sororities seem to think they are better than everyone else. The Greek scene at Trinity is unique in how messed up it is.

1 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: THE WORST. Extremely dangerous, run down, the locals are not friendly and hate the school and Trinity does nothing to attempt to change the relationship with Hartford. That being said the situation seems beyond repair and it is hard to imagine how this terrible town/gown relationship could ever be improved.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The on-campus dining at Trinity is such a rip off. It is extremely expensive for crappy food, especially at the Cave and the Bistro. Goldberg's, the bagel shop on campus is great, although expensive, but isn't covered by the meal plan.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have never had an internship or a student job at Trinity.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I was a recruited athlete with good grades and I had no problem getting into Trinity early.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Underage drinking is prevalent and the campus police are more interested in keeping Hartford locals off campus than stopping students from drinking. It is not uncommon for students to walk around with water bottles of vodka on the Long Walk on a Saturday night and talk to the campus safety officers when drunk. RA's can be strict however and will often write you up if there is alcohol out in your room during a room check.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is no diversity at Trinity. Most students are white and affluent and minority students tend to stick together and are not a huge part of the campus identity. At the end of the year there was a protest against Chartwells, the food provider at Trinity, that was largely lead by minority students and it was obvious that many of the white students felt uncomfortable being a part of the protests and could be heard saying they just wanted to get their food and not have to listen to what the protestors were saying.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Trinity are pretty good but from what I can tell not that many people actually pay attention. As an athlete my life is pretty dominated by my sport but non-athletes don't really seem to care what is going on with the sports team unless their roommates or friends are on the team. That being said some of the sports teams, especially the football and soccer teams have fun parties at their houses.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms, especially for freshman are pretty bad. They are in a pretty good location in relation to where the classes are, but the facilities are old and small and the dorms are falling apart in some areas. There were multiple instances of students having mold infestations in their rooms this past year. There are almost no amenities in the dorms, such as a water fountain, which is ridiculous. The housing process is extremely stressful and complicated.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't apply for financial aid, however it seems like most students who get into Trinity pay full price unless they are really smart. In other words, kids that pay full price seem to get a little bit of leniency on the required GPA for entrance.


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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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