A Message from the Dean of Admissions
and Financial Aid
I am often asked, “What kind of student is admitted to Trinity?” Our students don’t arrive as finished products. They come in order to grow. They take on internships, they go abroad, they compete in athletics, they sing, sculpt, and volunteer. They interact not only with each other, but with a superb Trinity faculty. They recognize the value in moving beyond the limits of personal achievement to involvement in the life of the community at large.
Generally speaking, we are looking for students who will:
Applicants should be well prepared for Trinity's academic work, and desirous and capable of contributing to campus and community activities. Trinity is keenly interested in attracting and admitting candidates who not only give ample proof of academic prowess, but also show evidence of such personal qualities as honesty, fairness, compassion, altruism, leadership, and initiative in their high school years.
The first-year class is limited to about 590 women and men, and is drawn from a careful review of more than 6,000 individually considered applications each year.
Applicants are judged on:
- Academic performance and potential
- Accomplishments within their schools and communities
- Qualities of character and personality
We seek candidates who demonstrate a willingness to take an interest in the lives and welfare of others or to place themselves in situations that call for personal initiative and leadership. We believe that such experiences develop an individual's appreciation of ethical issues and may well enhance the capacity to make a difference in the society one will enter as a college graduate.
If you’d like to attend a truly distinguished, innovative liberal arts college with a tradition of excellence and a unique relevance to the ever-changing world, we invite you to apply to
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Trinity College admits students of any race, creed, color, and national or ethnic origin, and regardless of sex or handicap. Trinity College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs.