Facts + Figures

College Overview

  • A nonprofit, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Student/faculty ratio of 9:1
  • Approximately 2,200 undergraduate men and women from 45 states and 67 countries; 53 percent male, 48 percent female, 18 percent students of color
  • Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts
  • Among the country's most selective colleges
  • Founded in 1823—one of the oldest colleges in the country
  • Nation's eighth oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa


  • 100-acre campus in the center of Hartford
  • Two hours from both New York City and Boston

Courses of Study

  • Liberal arts focus, offering breadth and depth in coursework while developing skills in critical thinking and communications, as well as a global perspective
  • More than 900 courses in 41 majors
  • Options to pursue independent course of study, including student-designed major


Campus Resources

  • Fully networked campus, including all student rooms in residences
  • The library and information technology center features one of New England's largest collegiate libraries, with nearly 1,000,000 books and 18,000 periodicals, online catalogue, and computer access to more than 2,000,000 titles through a library consortium, as well as digital media labs and video conferencing facilities

Real-World Opportunities

  • Internship placements at more than 200 sites throughout Greater Hartford
  • Our Community Learning Initiative (CLI) and the new CLI Research Fellows Program involve almost all of our academic departments, dozens of community organizations, and about half of our students. CLI courses offer students a natural way to connect with people outside of campus, develop a sense of civic responsibility, and gain the satisfaction of having a hand in creating solutions
  • Abundant established community service opportunities, coordinated through Trinity's Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement
  • Study-abroad opportunities at Trinity's Rome campus and at our international program sites in Vienna, Austria; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Shanghai, China; or with other affiliated programs in 40 countries on six continents
  • Domestic study-away programs, including Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester in New York City; research in Washington, D.C.; maritime studies at Mystic Seaport; Twelve-College Exchange; and theater courses at the National Theater Institute
  • The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) involves faculty and students in Hartford-based teaching, research, and outreach initiatives and offers opportunities to connect these endeavors to Trinity's global learning programs


  • 29 varsity men's and women's teams compete in NCAA Division III; member of the the New England Small College Athletics Conference (NESCAC)
  • 16 intramural sports
  • Classes in "lifetime" sports such as golf, tennis, squash, swimming, skiing, and scuba diving
  • Ferris Athletic Center houses a swimming pool, fitness center, crew tanks, basketball courts, and indoor track
  • 19 acres of playing fields for soccer, field hockey, and baseball, with field turf surface for lacrosse and football
  • 6,500-seat football stadium, 400 meter track, and all-weather tennis courts
  • Koeppel Community Sports Center, a multi-use athletic facility opened in 2006, houses a state-of-the-art 200' x 90' ice arena

Studio and Performing Arts

  • Widener Gallery in Austin Arts Center and Broad Street Gallery
  • Studios for painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and printmaking
  • Proscenium and "black box" theaters in Austin Arts Center; two studio performance spaces in Trinity Commons


  • Graduates pursue additional degrees at leading law, medical, and other professional and graduate schools
  • Work in fields such as the arts, communications, education, engineering, finance, and government
  • Graduates include Fulbright and Watson scholars and a MacArthur Fellow

2014-2015 Costs

  • Tuition: $46,796
  • Room/Board: $12,700
  • General Fees: $1,850
  • Student Activity Fee: $410
  • Transcript Fee: $50
    • Total cost: $61,806
  • Financial aid: Approximately 41 percent of students receive need-based aid in the form of grants, loans, and/or work-study
Data as of December 2016​