About the Class of 2008

The members of this year’s first-year class hail from 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, as well as 11 foreign countries. According to the Office of Admissions, Trinity received 5,255 applications and accepted for admission 400 early-decision candidates into a class of more than 570. The incoming class includes 24 percent minorities, a gain of five percent over last year. The Class of ’08, which includes 34 children and/or siblings of alumni, equaled last year’s first-year students with combined average SAT 1 scores of 1301.

“In its notable academic strength and diversity, the Class of 2008 represents both the progress and promise of Trinity College,” says Larry Dow, dean of admissions and financial aid. “It is a wonderfully talented class, filled with able students who have chosen Trinity for all the right reasons.”


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