Trinity College

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School Overview

Located in Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity College was founded in 1823 and is the 2nd oldest college in the state, behind Yale University. Its is a privately owned and operated liberal arts college that has a total annual enrollment of roughly 2,300 students. Trinity offers 38 undergraduate major and 26 minors, has over 267 faculty and staff and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Trinity College is often called one of the “Little Ivies” implying it shares similarities of distinction with Ivy League universities, such as Yale.

General Information

Admission Office

300 Summit Street

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 297-2180

Fax: (860) 297-2287

Contact: Larry Dow

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Main Address

300 Summit Street

Hartford, CT 06106

(860) 297-2000

Total undergrads: 2,388

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 589

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,263

Graduate enrollment: 178


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 42%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 91%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Gay/Lesbian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Education – General B


Biomedical Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Chinese B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Italian B
Japanese B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Premedicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Trinity College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (860) 297-2306
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 300 Summit St, Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,234
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 81%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 2,234 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $59,050
Out-of-state Tuition: $59,050
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $46,132

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Trinity College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Trinity College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 1
Engineering 4
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8
History 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 61
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 456

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Trinity College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $59,050
Out-of-state $59,050
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,500
Out-of-state $17,500

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 323 56%
Grant or scholarship aid 297 51% $46,132
Student loan aid 234 40% $7,236

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,126 52% $48,126
Federal student loans 299 14% $6,501

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Trinity College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Trinity College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,080 2,972 3,108
Percent admitted 100% 31% 35%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Trinity College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,234
Undergraduate enrollment 2,195
Graduate enrollment 39

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Trinity College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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