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Trinity College

Hartford, CT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate36%

Trinity Bantams Admissions

Trinity College is extremely difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Trinity College is 36%. Out of 6,220 applications received in 2023, 2,248 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Trinity College, the regular decision application deadline is January 17 and the fee for the application is $65.

Students who apply to Trinity College for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Trinity College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Trinity College's admissions stats.

Trinity College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 48.1%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 11%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist Yes

Trinity College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Trinity College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 17 February 17
Early Action No – –
Regular Decision Yes 1 17 April 1

Considering Applying Early to Trinity College?

Trinity College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 17. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 17.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➑️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Trinity College Admissions

How To Get Into Trinity College

Trinity Bantams is an extremely difficult school to get into. Trinity Bantams evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Trinity Bantams accepted 36% of students, around 2,248 from the 6,220 applicants.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Trinity Bantams, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transferring to Trinity College

It is extremely difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Trinity College

Trinity College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Trinity College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Trinity College

Wondering what factors are considered by Trinity College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Trinity College for more information on admission factors.

Trinity College Application Requirements

To apply to Trinity College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Trinity College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement – √ – –
Interview – √ – –
Other Requirements – √ – SAT/ACT scores
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S) – – – –
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Trinity College?

Trinity College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 19.1% submitted a class rank. At Trinity College 48.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74.1% were in the top 25% and 93.5% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Trinity College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA –
3.75 and 3.99 –
3.50 and 3.74 –
3.25 and 3.49 –
3.00 and 3.24 –
2.50 and 2.9 –
2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Trinity College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Trinity College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 11% of Trinity College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Trinity College?

To be competitive with other Trinity College applicants, you should aim to score between 1300 and 1470 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Trinity College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1470 and 25% of scored lower than 1300, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Trinity College students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Trinity College students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.

To be most competitive at Trinity College, you should strive to earn between 30 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Trinity College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Trinity College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

More Information on Transferring to Trinity College

For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Trinity College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Trinity College during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

Trinity College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Trinity College?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Trinity College.

Does Trinity College accept transfer credits?

βœ… Trinity College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Trinity College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… Trinity College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Trinity College?

❌ No, Trinity College is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Trinity College's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for Trinity College is 36%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Trinity College?

βœ… Trinity College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Trinity Bantams Admissions Requirements

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How hard is it to get into Trinity Bantams? Trinity Bantams is a selective institution. The Trinity Bantams acceptance rate is 36%. This means that the institution accepts 36 out of every 100 applicants.


Trinity Bantams Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 17

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Trinity Bantams is Jan 17.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Trinity Bantams is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Trinity Bantams SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1300 - 1470


Math SAT Range

640 - 750


Reading SAT Range

660 - 720

Trinity Bantams GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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