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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.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people are white and theres a few asians and blacks mixed in. The blacks mostly stick to themselves and seem fine with it and the asians mesh right in with the whites. Most people don't really care about diversity, as long as everyone is attractive.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is dominated by white kids. I have heard a few black girls saying that Trinity is the one of the last outposts of white elitism on college campuses.

2 College Junior

Diversity: The campus isn't really accepting of anything that isn't New England and white and preppy.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are two very distinct groups: the really preppy/really rich and stuck up kind, which forms the majority of the student population, and the ethnic/racial/economic minority, which is pretty much everyone else.


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Rachel Clark Unkovic
Creative Writing/Classical Civilization
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The general consensus of Trinity students is that there is some diversity on campus, but that there is not much interaction between ethnic and cultural groups. The majority of Trinity students seem to be from the upper-middle class, white, and American. However, the cultural clubs really are relatively active around campus. Associations like AASA, nominally for Asian-Americans, welcome members from every background and often have culturally themed get-togethers during the weeknights that are fun for a study break.

Problems like racial profiling by Campus Safety officers and a lack of interaction between students of different backgrounds have been talked about a lot recently. While these are horrible situations that should not exist in the first place, the fact that they are being aired so much in the open does prove that the real majority of Trinity students are those who are concerned about these trends and eager to see them end.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 45%
20-21: 46%
22-24: 7%
25+: 0%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 5%
Asian American: 8%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 80%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Trinity is, for the most part, a tolerant community. EROS is a Trinity club open to any student interested in GLTB rights issues
Political Activity
Democrats and liberal Republicans seem to be about evenly matched on Trinity's campus. Most students vote in the elections, and a good amount attend debates beforehand to learn about the different candidates for Student Government positions and their ideas for the school.
Economic Status
Most students at Trinity seem to be from upper- or upper-middle-class families.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Sample AASA [the Asian American Students Association] – hosts several parties and cultural events a year in an attempt to further students understanding of Asian cultures. It offers kitchen-use and weekly get-togethers for its members. Its members are of all different backgrounds. www.trincoll.edu/orgs/aasa

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 33 responses

  • 9% Libertarian
  • 9% Not sure
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 15% Conservative
  • 27% Moderate
  • 24% Liberal
  • 9% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 32 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 34% Conservative
  • 34% Moderate
  • 19% Not sure
  • 0% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 32 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 33 responses

  • 15% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 21% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 55% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 9% Very accepting.


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