Trinity College

Trinity College

Trinity College is located in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. It was established in 1823 as Washington College. The first president of the college was Rt. Rev. Thomas Brownell. In 1872, the college relocated to its present location. The campus is beautifully nestled in an area of approximately 100 acres in Hartford. In 1878, the first building of the campus was constructed. Trinity College is listed as one of the top 30 liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report. It is organized into various academic divisions and offers a wide variety degrees and certificate programs.

Trinity College competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Bantams. They participate in a wide variety of sports including baseball, football, lacrosse, squash, cross county, basketball, swimming, track and fields, golf, softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, soccer, and volleyball.

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Contacting Trinity College

Trinity College
300 Summit St
Hartford , CT 06106-3100
General Phone: (860) 297-2000

Trinity College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts389American studies, area studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, ...
Therapy and Counseling39psychology
Science33biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Family and Social Work26public policy analysis
Fine Arts16fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Education and Teaching12education courses
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, computer support
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Trinity College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree54238
Master's degree475

Trinity College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Trinity College had a total enrollment of 2,526 students (2,405 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 6%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 19%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 41%
20-21 38%
22-24 9%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York17%
New Jersey7%
(International Students)4%
New Hampshire2%
Washington, DC2%
Rhode Island1%

Trinity College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %

Trinity College Room and Board (2007)

Trinity College offers campus housing for 1,866 of its 2,405 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hartford, Connecticut for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Connecticut Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Trinity College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580700
SAT Math600700
SAT Writing610720
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2530
ACT Composite2630

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT36%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT27%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Trinity College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,720
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,720
Room and board $ 9,900
Room charge $ 6,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,500
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,125

Financial Aid:
Trinity College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 141400)

Trinity College Faculty

Trinity College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year48$113,22311$114,148
Associate professoracademic year27$82,27232$80,817
Assistant professoracademic year28$62,15123$62,912
Lectureracademic year13$54,55313$55,991
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year116$87,11680$76,206

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Trinity College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Small College Athletic Conference
Basketball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Track New England Small College Athletic Conference

Trinity College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, Other

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Trinity College Highlights

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What Sets Trinity College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Trinity College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Trinity College % of degrees in liberal arts
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Trinity College Student SAT scores
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 6%Trinity College Salaries of full-time faculty
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 7%Trinity College Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Trinity College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
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Top 13%Trinity College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Trinity College % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Trinity College % of degrees in religion and philosophy
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Trinity College Male % of student body

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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