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Overall Score: 76

Trinity College

Trinity is a small, private liberal arts college that traces its history back to 1823. It currently has nearly 2,200 undergraduates and a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1. The students at Trinity come from 48 states and 71 countries. Most students live on campus during all four of their undergraduate years, where they have their choice of more than 140 student clubs and organizations. Besides 28 varsity sports, Trinity’s competitive club sports scene includes equestrian, skiing and rock climbing, along with intramural sports options. Located in the state's capital of Hartford, students have access to a vibrant local bar and restaurant scene, not to mention various historical and art museums. Often, students will opt for on-campus activities and events like Spring Weekend, a festival with big name musical artists such as Kiiara, Louis the Child or Trinity alum Viceroy. Greek life is extremely popular, and more than 400 students are a part of one of the 15 chapters on campus. Students who want to experience a bigger urban playground can trek the two and a half hours by car to New York City or hop on an Amtrak train.

Costs

Est. full price 2022-2023
$79,000
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$27,700
Average price for low-income students
$9,350

Admissions

Acceptance rate
33%
Median SAT/ACT score
1370/31
SAT/ACT required?
No
Undergraduate enrollment
2,170

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
100%
% of students who get merit grants
1%
Average merit grant
$51,980

Student Success

Graduation rate
85%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Median student debt
$23,000
Early career earnings
$68,320
% earning more than a high school grad
86%

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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