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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.

Profile of Trinity College

Trinity College is found in Hartford, CT. Hartford is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Trinity College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in fine arts and liberal arts.

Trinity College Selectivity

Admission to Trinity College is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 34% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 600. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 610 and 690.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Trinity College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 526 in 2007 at Trinity College.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Trinity College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Trinity College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

Trinity College Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts321economics, political science, history, English, American studies, area studies, Spanish language, sociology, . . .
Science37biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physical sciences
Therapy and Counselling34psychology
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Family and Social Work31public policy analysis
Fine Arts24art history and criticism, fine arts
Education and Teaching12education courses
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, computer support
Drama and Performing Arts5drama

Contact: Trinity College

Trinity College

300 Summit St

Hartford, CT 06106-3100

General Phone: (860) 297-2000


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