See what students say:


Trinity College is a selective institution, but enrollees explain that once in, it is easy to flourish academically. Students are fans of having “small class sizes” be the norm, as well as the "plentiful" internships/research opportunities. They also note that the college provides “many resources to help support you in careers” as well “many different kinds of learning opportunities and…many levels of support.” More specifically, undergrads can participate in “community-based learning” courses that seamlessly integrate hometown Hartford “into the classroom experience, either through research, excursions, or community partnerships.” In turn, this allows “students to directly apply the theory from class to real-world problems.” For example, one undergrad explains that their experiential “tax clinic class license[d] students to do…the taxes of Hartford residents.”

Classes are only taught by professors, so students spend their time learning directly from “true experts in their field.” Many students suggest that their academic experience is fantastic due to professors who routinely prove themselves to be “kind, enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable.” As this student shares, “They spend time getting to know me personally, helping me grow as a student, and deliver[ing] compelling lectures.” Students also want it on the record that the faculty really “push us to think beyond what we know and work towards gaining a deep understanding of the course material.” Perhaps best of all, given that Trinity is “a small liberal arts college, professors are solely here to teach undergraduates and do not have ulterior agendas (research, climbing the academic ladder, etc.).”

Student Body

Trinity College’s population is at a crossroads, with some feeling “divided profoundly by race and class,” while others note that whereas they thought they might “face a lot of isolation and not feel like I fit in at all, the community is great and everyone is extremely connected.” Respondents give the impression that the school is moving away from its past as “predominantly white, from the East Coast, and…financially comfortable” and actively “trying to diversify its student body ideologically, racially, and ethnically.” The result is that Trinity “does feel quite international.”

Students are far more apt to talk about the commonalities of this “tight-knit community” than the differences, however: “My peers are energetic, passionate about their education… and excited to engage in school activities.” Indeed, “you can walk around campus and see numerous friendly faces that you have interacted with in classroom settings, at sporting events, or in extracurricular[s].” In turn, it’s highly evident that “no one is stuck in one place or area of interests—everyone intersects and enjoys growing in all facets together.”

Campus Life

Life at Trinity can be equally frenzied and fulfilling: “I have an internship, work on campus, dance, sing in an a cappella group, [and] am in a professional development organization, in addition to classes.” Indeed, it’s common for days to be “a mix of classes, homework, work, and athletics” and “at the end of the day, most people are able to wind down with friends or roommates or at least grab a meal or coffee with them.” The pace stems from the bounty of extracurricular options, from a student investment fund to a mock trial team and more. “There is also an on-campus movie theater that my friends and I really enjoy going to.” Fraternities and sororities are popular, as is the “rather large party scene on campus,” though some undergrads note that “there is no pressure to involve yourself if you choose not to.” Finally, when students need a respite from campus life, they can explore all Hartford has to offer. “There is a huge Caribbean, Latinx, and Turkish population so the food is great,” as is the overall culture, especially for those who appreciate art and music.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kathryn Roach
Admissions office

Admissions Office
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cornelia Center
The Library
Science/Engineering Labs
Crescent Street Townhouses
The Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wadsworth Athenaeum
Bushnell Theater
Old State House
Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe Houses
The XL Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and Saturdays during Fall
8:30am-4:30pm (M-F) and 9am-1pm (select Saturdays)

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Year round; Monday - Friday 9:30am-3:30pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Students should contact the specific coach or Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bradley International Airport, north of Hartford, is 15 to 20 minutes from campus (except at rush hour). Limousine service is available from the airport to downtown hotels. From the hotels, take a taxi to campus. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Hartford. From the terminals, take a taxi to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the west, take I-84 E. to exit 48 (Capitol Ave.) At the traffic light at the end of the exit ramp turn left. Go to the first traffic light (Washington St.) and turn right. Proceed through 8 traffic lights (1.1 miles). Turn right at the eighth light onto New Britain Ave. Proceed on New Britain Ave. to the traffic light at Summit St. and turn right into the campus. From the east, take I-84 W. through Hartford to Exit 48 (Asylum Ave.). Turn left onto Asylum St. and follow the roadway to the right. Bear right through the brownstone arch onto Trinity St. Get in the left lane and proceed to the second traffic light (Washington St.). The Bushnell Memorial Hall will be on the left and the State Capitol on the right. Make a left onto Washington St., then follow the above directions to campus. From the south, take I-91 N. to I-84 W. Follow the preceding directions from the east. From the north, take I-91 S. to I-84 W. Follow the above directions from the east.

Local Accommodations
The Hilton Hartford (860-728-5151) offers reasonable rates and is located next to the Civic Center approximately 10 minutes away. The Crowne Plaza (50 Morgan St.; 860-549-2400) rate for a double is pretty expensive, but the hotel is nice with no surprises. In Glastonbury, 15 minutes from Hartford, is Butternut Farm (1654 Main St.; 860-633-7197), a moderately priced bed-and-breakfast (full breakfast included), 15 minutes from Wesleyan and the University of Hartford. Also consider Chester Bulkeley House bed-and-breakfast (184 Main St.; 860-563-4236), in historic Wethersfield, 10 minutes from Trinity and The University of Hartford, and 20 minutes from Wesleyan.


Applicants: 6,220
Acceptance Rate: 36%
Average HS GPA: 0.00



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