Hartford, Connecticut, February 15, 2017 – Approximately 315 students who applied to Trinity College early decision (ED) will be the first members of the Class of 2021, representing a 20 percent increase over the 263 students admitted early last year.
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success Angel B. Pérez
said he and his team are very pleased with this year’s ED program, citing two primary reasons for growth. There was a nine percent increase in ED applications to the College, while, at the same time, Trinity saw a surge in the academic quality of the ED applicant pool. “This signals that more students are considering Trinity as a first-choice institution and that our messaging about Trinity’s emphasis on academic quality and personal character is resonating with the high school counseling community,” said Pérez.
Of the admitted students, 49 percent are women and 51 percent are men. American students of color, including multi-ethnic students, are 23 percent of the ED admits. Fifty-five percent are from outside New England and six percent are international students. Eleven percent of the ED admits are first-generation college students.
Included in the ED admits are 20 Posse Scholars
from New York and Chicago, three MasterCard Foundation Scholars
and a Davis United World College Scholar
. Also included are 13 previously-admitted students who reconfirmed their commitment to enroll at Trinity after taking a gap year.
Since October 2015, Trinity has no longer required SAT or ACT scores for admission, and 57 percent of the Class of 2021 ED admits chose not to submit standardized test scores.
ED applicants, who affirm their commitment to attend Trinity if admitted, applied to Trinity in two rounds, with an ED1 deadline of November 15, 2016, and an ED2 deadline of January 1, 2017. Regular decision applicants will receive notification of Trinity’s admission decision in late March.