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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