Through two rounds of Early Decision (ED) applications, Trinity College has admitted 238 students for the Class of 2025. These students will join 31 previously admitted students who reaffirmed their commitment to Trinity after deferring their admission last year. The total number of enrolled students for the Class of 2025 stands at 269, before regular decision admissions later this spring.
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Adrienne Amador Oddi said she was inspired by the sense of hope and determination expressed by students who applied for admission to Trinity. “The Class of 2025 showed up in their classrooms this year whether they were virtual, in-person, or experiencing hybrid learning, and they persevered and continue to push through during these difficult times,” she said. Almost a year since the pandemic began to close schools and change the lives of many Americans, Amador Oddi said students shared how they balanced increased and wide-ranging demands that included jobs, schoolwork, and family responsibilities.
These students are not only resilient, Amador Oddi said; they are creative, entrepreneurial, and they have exceptional academic records. “We continue to see more applicants at the top of their high school classes, and they are looking forward to engaging in Trinity’s intellectual community,” she said. These admitted students are of exceptional quality.
Trinity offers admission during two rounds of ED. The first group of students learned of their acceptances in mid-December, and the second group received acceptance letters in mid-February.
First-generation college students make up 11 percent of the ED admits, a decrease from 13 percent last year that reflects trends seen both regionally and nationally. Thirteen percent of ED admits are international students, up from 11.5 percent in 2020. American students of color, including multiethnic students, are 21 percent of the ED admits (compared to 20 percent last year). More than half of the students (56 percent) are from outside the New England region, while 17 percent are local to Connecticut.
Student-athletes account for 53 percent of the ED admits. Trinity has named three ED students as Presidential scholars for their academic strength and personal character. Six students were chosen as Davis United World Scholars, also for their strong academic qualities and merit. Fifty-three percent of the admitted ED students will receive financial aid.
In an unprecedented year in which nearly all colleges and universities went test-optional in response to the pandemic, 88 percent of ED admits chose not to submit standardized test scores. Trinity has been a test-optional institution since 2015 and has seen an increase in the percentage of students who prefer not to submit standardized test scores every year.
“The next class of students is both inspired and inspiring. It is a privilege to read their stories and to invite them to Hartford, where we know they will seek to engage one another, to connect across differences, and to transform the greater Trinity community,” said Amador Oddi.
Regular decision applicants had a deadline of January 15, 2021, and will receive notification of Trinity’s admission decisions by late-March.
About Trinity College
Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.edu) is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with more than 2,100 students from 48 states and 70 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States, and it is one of the only liberal arts colleges in the country with an accredited engineering program. The faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards. Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the college’s celebrated campus, in the capital city of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.