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Trinity College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Trinity College

Trinity College

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Trinity College Description:

Trinity College is highly ranked liberal arts college located on an attractive 100-care campus in Hartford, Connecticut. Trinity students come from 45 states and 47 countries. The college has an 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the mission of the college emphasizes the close interaction of students and their professors. Students can choose from 38 majors including engineering. Fields in the humanities and social sciences are most popular with undergraduates (English, History, Economics, Political Science). Trinity College has the eighth oldest chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in the country. About half of Trinity's students participate in study broad, half are involved in community service, and half take part in internships. The college has about 100 student organizations and an active Greek system. In athletics, the Trinity College Bantams competes in the NCAA Division III New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,371 (2,285 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,730
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,800
  • Other Expenses: $1,335
  • Total Cost: $59,865

Trinity College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 40%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 35%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,274
    • Loans: $6,200

Most Popular Majors:

American Studies, Area Studies, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer Out Rate:9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Trinity and the Common Application

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Trinity College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.trincoll.edu/AboutTrinity/Mission.htm

"Trinity College is a community united in a quest for excellence in liberal arts education. Our purpose is to foster critical thinking, free the mind of parochialism and prejudice, and prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful.

Four elements are central to the success of that quest:

  • An outstanding and diverse faculty who excel in their roles as teachers and scholars, bringing to the classroom the insight and enthusiasm of people actively engaged in intellectual inquiry. Working closely with students in relationships of mutual respect, they share a vision of teaching as discussion - a face-to-face exchange linking professor and student in the search for knowledge and understanding.
  • A rigorous curriculum firmly rooted in the traditional liberal arts, but one that also integrates new fields of study and interdisciplinary approaches to learning. Trinity encourages a blend of general education and specialized areas of study, and takes imaginative advantage of the many educational resources inherent in Trinity's urban location and international ties.
  • A talented, motivated, and diverse body of students who are challenged to the limits of their abilities and are fully engaged with their studies, their professors, and one another. Our students take increasing responsibility for shaping their education as they progress through the curriculum, and recognize that becoming liberally educated is a lifelong process of learning and discovery.
  • An attractive, secure, and supportive campus community that provides students with myriad opportunities for interaction with their peers as well as with the faculty. The College sustains a full array of cultural, recreational, and volunteer activities, and embodies the philosophy that students' experiences in the dormitories, dining halls, and extracurricular organizations are an important and powerful complement to their formal learning in the classroom."

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