Trinity College (Hartford Connecticut)



  • Student body size: 2300

  • ABET-Approved Engineering Program

  • Human Rights Program

  • Interdisciplinary Science Center

  • Study-Away, Internship and research opportunities

  • SAT Optional, not required

Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1823, as an Episcopal Church alternative to Yale. It is the second-oldest college in the state of Connecticut. The college has an urban campus.

Coeducational since 1969, the college enrolls 2,300 students. Trinity offers 38 majors and 26 minors, with a student to faculty ratio of 9:1. 73.1 percent of classes at the college contain less than 20 students. The college is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), informally referred to as the Little Ivies. U.S. News & World Report ranked Trinity tied for 44th in its 2018 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges in the United States.

Trinity offers three degrees: the B.A., B.S., and M.A. (in a few subjects). The college offers 41 majors, as well as the options of creating a self-designed major or adding an interdisciplinary or departmental minor. Trinity is part of a small group of liberal arts schools that offer degrees in engineering. Trinity has a student to faculty ratio of 9:1.

Trinity is noted as one of the Little Ivies, along with universities and colleges such as Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Amherst, Middlebury,Swarthmore, Wesleyan, and Williams College.