However, Trinity applicants need more than good grades and test scores. If you look at the red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students), you'll see that quite a few students with numbers that were on target for admission did not get in. On the flip side, you'll notice that some students got in with grades and test scores that are below the norm. Trinity College, like most selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions. Successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond numerical data. Competitive applications should have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. As a few of the data points above illustrate, true strengths in some of these areas can help compensate for grades and test scores that are a little less than ideal.
To learn more about Trinity College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help: