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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly, I came to Trinity because:

1. it was my least expensive option (after Texas A&M, which I couldn't picture myself at)

2. they have a wide variety of majors, which you don't have to select until second semester sophomore year

3. they have a business major with accounting, finance, marketing and management concentrations, which is unique for a liberal arts school.

I've been very disappointed with the following aspects of Trinity during my time here:

1. you HAVE to be on either a sports team or in a greek organization to have a social life here

2. the school is SO SMALL and it's terrifying how everyone know's everyone's business and you ALWAYS see people you don't want to see when walking across campus

3. the classes are also incredibly small and you ALWAYS have to participate in class, which for many people is difficult

4. living on campus for three years is REALLY TOO MUCH. Everyone is ready to move off campus by the end of freshman year.

5. the food is terrible. Sure, everyone says college food is terrible, but Trinity's is truly the bottom of the barrel. Be prepared to dread the food that you'll have to eat everyday, and also regret how much money you're spending on it

6. NO ONE has heard of Trinity. It's beyond depressing to explain to people what Trinity is every time someone asks you where you go to school. I can't even imagine how difficult that is after you graduate.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you have a car, you're set. It's just EXTREMELY frustrating that you have to pay for three years of on-campus meal plans when the on-campus food is terrible and everyone knows it.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very generous, definitely the main reason I chose Trinity.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a Human Communications major, which isn't by any means the most difficult major at Trinity, but it's still very applicable material to any career. I also am minoring in Communication Management, which is essentially a business concentration, which I think they should reconsider the name of.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration isn't nearly as difficult than at larger universities, except for a few popular classes- but for the most part professors will let you in if you show up and have an interest. The common curriculum gives the place the liberal arts education that can be really unique, especially for a non-liberal arts degree. The major selection process gives students enough time, along with common curriculum, to find their interests. Popular study spots include Murchinson Lounge, Beze Underground, and the library.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: They say that Trinity has some of the "best dorms in America", but I would DEFINITELY disagree with this. Sure they almost all have walk in closets, and sweets of four per bathroom; however, some of the freshmen and junior dorms are downright disgusting and not places that anyone would enjoy living in.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There are good job opportunities on campus that can boost your resume, and Texas is the state with most of the Trinity alumni that can help you get internships, but working in different states is rare during and after college.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I appreciate that you don't have to declare your major until second semester of sophomore year. That really gives you enough time to explore a lot of options, and even then- you can still change or add a major/minor after then. There is a wide variety of majors and minors for a liberal arts university; however, it lacks the specificity of a larger university in terms of degrees, etc. They are coming out with some new, innovative majors and minors though with good courses.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's a fairly wide consensus that the guys at Trinity are better looking than the girls. Sure, there are exceptions both ways, but in terns of the dating/hookup scene it's really one or the other. Seems like people are either sleeping around or in it for the long run.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I've met some people who have been VERY screwed over by the school's administration; however, for the most part, they are fairly understanding, especially when it comes to underage drinking, and they typically give students a warning.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: San Antonio is a good escape from campus. Not the greatest city ever, but better than most.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Frat parties are a neccesity, but get old quickly

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Very unpopular, unhealthy and overpriced.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The three year on campus rule is very unpopular.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Extremely necessary if you're a normal person.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: D3 athletics at a small school means that a fairly large part of the student body is involved, or has been involved, in varsity sports. Games and events are for the most part not well attended. Usually at football games there are more players in the field than spectators in the stand. The athletic facilities aren't great, I recommend getting a gym membership at the nearby YMCA because the cardio area is SO SMALL it's really absurd and always packed.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Trinity's dorms are called "among the best in the US", but honestly, this isn't quite true. Sure, they are doing a good job of renovating them; however, during my first year I lived in some of the worst dorms on campus, TRULY terrible- for any university. I know that there are at least four or five other residence halls like mine as well which truly need some help. Also, the three years on campus rule is VERY unpopular. Partly because the food is really terrible. Ok, almost all college food is considered terrible; however, even in comparison to other universities, Trinity's food really does suck.

There are also several traditional events each year which are fairly well attended. Overall, there are always campus events for student to attend.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Trinity is well known for being mostly white, suburban, upper middle class kids. This is all you will find in the popular fraternities and sororities as well.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: When coming to this university you really, truly have to want to go to a small school. It seems like everyone knows everyone and everything about them. This isn't always a good thing. Also, because the classes are so small, you have to really be willing to speak up in class and not be the least bit afraid to participate. Outside of the Trinity bubble, don't be surprised if no one has ever heard of the school either. This can be a real pain in job interviews and other future prospects.

Some people have wonderful experiences here, other's don't, it's what you make of it and choose to pursue. To have a decent social life, you honestly HAVE TO join either a greek organization or a sports team. That's the honest truth. In terms of academics, there are plenty of major opportunities for a liberal arts university; however, if you're comparing it to the choices at a larger university, it doesn't quiet stand up.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: To be brutally honest, few people have heard of Trinity University. You'll often get, "Oh, Trinity College, in Connecticut, right?" The alumni association is helpful; however, don't expect to have an in to every field because of it. For example, I recently sought out help from the alumni association in pursuing an internship in Public Relations; however, at this time there are no alumni working in public relations, so that was a bust. Career Services is helpful though, and you'll always have plenty of work opportunities on campus.

5 College Junior

Academics: The school provides rigorous academics but they definitely prepare you for whats to come. The school is very respected and this can be seen when applying for jobs or internships. The common curriculum program because it is a liberal arts school is very interesting.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics are above the standard. Great school, great professors.

3 College Junior

Athletics: So-So, D3 Schools have sub-par sports programs. The facilities are also subpar.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Mexican Food at its best.

2 College Junior

Guys & Girls: If you are into eye-candy do not come to Trinity University.


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Most students that come to Trinity find a niche and have a wonderful four years at the University. The experience can be as exciting or as mundane as you make it, but no matter what you do outside the classroom, the academic standards never fall. You will find that there is a lot of work to do, but the education you get makes it all worthwhile. It is really important to put yourself out there to benefit from the Trinity community, because they offer so many opportunities for you to find your niche. 

Students on every campus are going to find something to complain about. At Trinity, it’s the common complaints that make everyone laugh and complain some more, but no one ever actually takes measures to change things. Why? Because when it comes down to it, the people that come to Trinity enjoy the four or five years that they spend here and wind up happy that they worked hard and gave up sleep for an educational experience that prepares them for the future. No graduate will make the mistake of thinking that at Trinity they received a greater understanding of the diversity of culture that exists all over the world, even though they might have to study that in an undergraduate classroom. However, they will know that they received a first-rate education and the memories that came from four years of being a part of a university that gave them the opportunity to learn as much as they had the creativity to pursue.

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