Trinity College - Connecticut

689 reviews
  1. Hartford, CT
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    D
Trinity College - Connecticut is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106

Trinity College - Connecticut Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,120/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,030/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,327/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,698/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,584/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,993/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,207Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Preppy, privileged, unmotivated
    39%
  • Preppy, happy, motivated
    14%
  • Either douchey or super nice, but many look WASP-y
    11%
  • Hard working and down to party
    11%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • WASP
    7%
  • Hard working and curious
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.58 responses
Poll
41%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Cocaine
    29%
  • Interesting.
    25%
  • Crazy, in both a good and bad way
    21%
  • Dedicated
    7%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Engaged
    4%
  • Insane
    4%

After Trinity College - Connecticut

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
68%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

689 reviews
  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    216
  • Average
    262
  • Poor
    79
  • Terrible
    56
Honestly, I am not very involved in the athletics at Trinity because I have never been good at any sport; I am just the kind of girl that tries to go to the gym constantly and maintains a balanced diet. However, I am aware that Trinity has one of the best squash teams in the nation, and the athletic facilities for squash and every other sport reflect the college's interest and enthusiasm in providing its students with everything they need to succeed. Moreover, I have heard athletes' complaints about how little support and attendance they get from the rest of the students on campus during games or competitions and how they feel that Trinity urgently needs to boost its school spirit. Unfortunately, I do feel that varsity sports (especially the squash team) overshadow intramural sports, and that's the reason why some of my friends and others who are interested in practicing a particular sport just for fun have had trouble finding one that doesn't require such a serious level of commitment and responsibility. In my opinion, if Trinity pays special attention to inviting more students to join intramural sports, then perhaps those same students would start supporting more those who are involved in varsity sports. My recommendation for anyone at Trinity would be this one: it doesn't matter if you are a great athlete or not, please, please, please, attend and support the other athletes on campus! They sacrifice a great deal of their time to represent our college and that should not be taken for granted. Lastly, and especially if you are not excellent at any sport just like me, at least try to workout at the gym or swim in the pool once per week; they are extremely well equipped and would contribute to keeping you both physically and mentally healthy!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
The athletic centers are fully equipped with standard exercise equipment, pools, tracks, fields and storage for athletes.
The library is excellent; there are two state-of-the-art computer labs, an excellent staff and a fantastic help desk for IT and facilities problems.
Campus activities are very good. We have a great student services staff headed by a fantastic Dean of Students Office. Last year we had Snoop Dogg come for Spring Break!
The campus aesthetic is beautiful. It has great neo-Gothic architecture on the Long Walk, which is a 19th century structure with dorms, classrooms and offices. The Chapel is amazing to look at and pray in. The dormitories are mostly nice, although some of them are not air conditioned and the end of the spring semester can be brutal if living in them-that's why Trinity didn't get a full A for facilities.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 2 2011
Throughout my four years at Trinity, I have heard a lot of hype about a lack of safety on campus--whether it be assaults, robberies, or acts of vandalism, but I have never experienced any of these intances firsthand. From what I have observed, Campus Safety is quick to email students to let them know about previous assaults, etc., that have just happened on campus. Also, Campus Safety has been good about parking on the longwalk at night and watching over students as they walk to/from the library.

With regards to thievery, though, I wuld advise incoming students to be very careful with their belongings--don't leave anything unattended! My ipod was stolen from a cubicle in the gym my Freshman year, and I have heard horror stories about cars being broken into, GPS's being stolen, and apartments on Allen street being broken into as well.
  • College Senior
  • Mar 2 2011