Trinity College


Trinity College is a private, traditional New England school founded in 1823.  Trinity is conveniently located close to Boston in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut. The 9:1 student-faculty ratio gives the 2,200 students important access to teachers. The school sits on a 100-acre historic campus which includes the recently restored Long alk buildings. Not only is Trinity known for its beautiful campus but also for its emphasis on an education in the liberal arts and sciences.


Stay: The Goodwin |  Breakfast: First and Last Cafe

Lunch: Bear's BBQ  | Dinner:  Trumbull Kitchen

Visitor Information: Tour Trinity

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Transportation: Peter Pan Bus Lines and Amtrak train stations are located at One Union Place in Hartford. Traveling by plane? Bradley International Airport, serving Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts, is approximately 30 minutes from the College by car. Car rental agencies are available at the airport.

Stay: Right on campus, you will find Smith House. Many families stay at The Goodwin; a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Hartford. Also downtown is The Hartford Marriott as well as the Hilton.

Coffee: Head to Story and Soil or Blue State Coffee for your morning caffeine boost. Both have a great vibe where you'll find many Bantams studying. We asked a student for his recommendations and he steered us to The Underground, conveniently located on campus. If you are visiting during the cooler months, hot cider at Peter B’s is a great way to warm up!

Breakfast: In a hurry? Students swear by Goldbergs located right on campus. First and Last Cafe serves handcrafted artisan breads, baked goods, pastries, and sandwiches. Sunberry Cafe serves a variety of breakfast items including eggs and pancakes. Graduates actually miss the on-campus food at Mather Dining Hall

Lunch: One student told us, "Grab lunch at The Bistro and order the Caprese sandwich, a side salad, and a smoothie - you can't go wrong." We recommend ordering the "award-winning" burnt ends at Bears Smokehouse BBQ, a Connecticut institution. Offering a seasonal menu, Firebox is good for both lunch and dinner. The Blind Pig has the best pizza in town. Tisane Euro Asian Café is a chic, arty restaurant right on Farmingdale.



Casual: Famous for its Southern-style cuisine, dine at Black Eyed Sally's. Park & Oak, another Southern charmer, serves a fantastic chicken and waffles dish. One alum told us she often craves the Carribean food at Jerk Pit Cafe.  Diner style dishes are the draws at Effies Place. Recently opened Porrón&Piña, a Spanish inspired restaurant and wine bar in the historic Goodwin Hotel is also highly recommended.   


A Step Up: Reserve a table at Salute, an Italian-inspired bistro in the heart of Hartford. The menu at Trumbull Kitchen offers an eclectic menu; share a bunch of small plates to start before moving on to the more substantial entrees with a contemporary slant. Other popular spots include Dish Bar & Grill, Max Downtown and Carbone's Restaurant. 


Sweets & Late Night SnackThe Cupcake Brake, a mobile cupcake truck, serves homemade cupcakes daily. Mozzicato serves delicious Italian pastries and gelato. Zero Degree Thai Ice Cream serves legendary hand rolled ice cream with unusual flavors like Key Lime Pie or Matcha Made in Heaven.

Local Attractions: Visit The Mark Twain House and Museum which restored the author’s Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. Catch a show at the Hartford Stage which has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Only an hour away, visit Mystic, Connecticut's coastal town offering New England charm and great local attractions.



I visited Trinity three times during my senior year. I realized during these visits how community-centered Trinity is. I found that students have a large presence on campus, and Hartford has so much to offer. I was impressed by the alumni network, small classrooms, beautiful campus, elite reputation, and challenging academics.
— Rachel
Walking around campus every day, I always see a familiar face but at the same time, I will always see new faces. Trinity’s friendly environment allows me to feel welcomed and comfortable. Sometimes, if a school is too big, it can seem a little intimidating, not knowing where you’re going or not seeing people you know.
— Avery





The Bantam

School Colors

Gold and Blue

Acceptance Rate


Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision

Early Decision


Average - 1380


Average - 30




Small - 2,130 Undergraduates



New England
New England

Admissions Office

300 Summit Street Hartford, CT 06106-3100

(p) (860) 297-2180

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division III

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

George Will
David Chang
Tucker Carlson

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