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Trinity College is, in some ways, a traditional New England college. We teach the liberal arts and sciences on a beautiful, 100-acre campus with classic collegiate architecture. But in other ways, we are undeniably unconventional. As a liberal arts college with an urban pulse, Trinity College balances the traditions of liberal arts education with an unrelenting focus on innovation and independence. Among Trinity’s distinctive programs are its human rights program, an ABET-accredited engineering major, and the world’s first Center for Urban and Global Studies. Trinity students cultivate independent thinking while engaging their communities, both on the College’s historic campus and in its capital city home of Hartford, Connecticut.

 Our Campus and Our City

1450-187-loresOur 100-acre historic campus, located half way between Boston and New York, includes the recently restored Long Walk buildings, the oldest example of Collegiate Gothic architecture in America.  Hartford, the capital of Connecticut, is our extended campus, offering professional internship placements and meaningful academic and service engagement within a diverse community.   Out of our 2,011 undergraduate students, more than 90% live on campus in fully networked residence halls, apartments, and theme houses. On campus you will find more than 100 student clubs and organizations, four eateries, four theater and dance studios, two coffee shops, seven studio art facilities, and two art galleries.  You will also be surrounded by students from 44 states and 63 different countries.

Our Academics

We believe in independent thinking. We stand for it and we teach it. So you can pursue engineering and minor in art. You can chase a career in politics and also cultivate a love of biology. We’ll help you pursue whatever path piques your interest. And though your time here will require hard work, the effort will be well worthwhile.

Between our 39 majors, 27 minors, and more than 900 courses, you can follow the route that sparks your interest.  We offer for-credit internships, research opportunities, community-based learning, study away, and groundbreaking centers and programs that allow you to participate in academic pursuits that have lasting impact.  Whatever path you choose, it will be rigorous. Our academics are challenging. Success here will take work. But you won’t do it alone. We hold high academic standards, and we also offer myriad support systems to keep you focused and on track. Your strongest supporters will be your professors. Our 10:1 student-faculty ratio gives our 2,200 students important access to teachers. So you won’t only find professors delivering lectures. You’ll see them working with students in laboratories and libraries, on research and on publications. Because we find that when you let students follow their passions, it can lead to incredible things.

Our Signature Programs

  • Twenty-seven interdisciplinary minors
  • The groundbreaking Center for Urban and Global Studies
  • An ABET-approved Engineering Program
  • Our first-of-its-kind Human Rights Program
  • A collaborative Interdisciplinary Science Center
  • A massive collection of rare books & manuscripts in The Watkinson Library
  • A hands-on Health Fellows Program
  • A fascinating electron microscopy facility
  • Urban exploration through our Cities Program
  • The study of Western cultures in our Humanities Gateway Program
  • The multi-disciplinary InterArts Program
  • Multi-dimensional scientific study in our Interdisciplinary Science Program
  • Our own study-away programs that reach from New York to China

Our Athletics

Over 40% of undergraduate students compete as intercollegiate athletes on our 29 men’s and women’s NCAA Division III Varsity Teams.  We are a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) which also includes Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut, Hamilton, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Williams, and Tufts.  Our campus is home to 19 acres of playing fields, a 6,500 seat football stadium, 400-meter track and all-weather tennis courts.  The Ferris Athletic Center houses a swimming pool, fitness center, basketball courts, crew tanks, international-size squash courts, and indoor track.  In addition to our varsity teams, we have over 15 intramural sports including yoga, flag football, softball and basketball.

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