General Information About Trinity College
Trinity College is a community united in a quest for excellence in liberal arts education. Our purpose is to foster critical thinking, free the mind of parochialism and prejudice, and prepare students to lead examined lives that are personally satisfying, civically responsible, and socially useful. Four elements are central to the success of that quest: * An outstanding and diverse faculty who excel in their roles as teachers and scholars, bringing to the classroom the insight and enthusiasm of people actively engaged in intellectual inquiry. Working closely with students in relationships of mutual respect, they share a vision of teaching as discussion – a face-to-face exchange linking professor and student in the search for knowledge and understanding. * A rigorous curriculum firmly rooted in the traditional liberal arts, but one that also integrates new fields of study and interdisciplinary approaches to learning. Trinity encourages a blend of general education and specialized areas of study, and takes imaginative advantage of the many educational resources inherent in Trinity’s urban location and international ties. * A talented, motivated, and diverse body of students who are challenged to the limits of their abilities and are fully engaged with their studies, their professors, and one another. Our students take increasing responsibility for shaping their education as they progress through the curriculum, and recognize that becoming liberally educated is a lifelong process of learning and discovery. * An attractive, secure, and supportive campus community that provides students with myriad opportunities for interaction with their peers as well as with the faculty. The College sustains a full array of cultural, recreational, and volunteer activities, and embodies the philosophy that students' experiences in the dormitories, dining halls, and extracurricular organizations are an important and powerful complement to their formal learning in the classroom.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- General Education Courses
- Career Services available upon completion
- Advanced placement (AP) credits
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- City: Midsize
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 4,534 Percent Admitted 41% Men Admitted 40% Women Admitted 42% Full Time Retention Rate 91%
Submitted ACT & SAT Scores
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Critical Reading 580 700 Math 600 700 Writing 610 720
25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score Composite 26 30 English 25 31 Math 25 30 Writing 25 29
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 2,784 Native American 5 Asian 151 African American 194 Hispanic 165 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,182 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 6