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.
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.
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.
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.
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TRINITY FAST FACTS
Gold and Blue
Average - 1380
Average - 30
Small - 2,130 Undergraduates
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
(p) (860) 297-2180
NCAA Division III
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