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Trinity College Admission Requirements

Hartford, Connecticut

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Your chances of getting into Trinity College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Trinity College
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Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition High 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Trinity College is 37.7%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in Connecticut and the 129th lowest the nation.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Trinity College and can you get accepted?

Trinity College is a highly competitive school to get into. You have a moderate chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,115 out of the 5,603 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 9 percent on standardized admission tests. Trinity College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.8. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Trinity College?

38% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Trinity College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.8 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1410 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Trinity College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Trinity College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Trinity College are to have around a 3.8 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Trinity College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Trinity College is 3.8 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #2 in Connecticut for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Trinity College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.8 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Trinity College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Trinity College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 11% of students submitted SAT scores and 5% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Trinity College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 673
Math 25th Percentile 660
Composite 25th Percentile 1333
SAT Scores for Trinity College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 730
Math 75th Percentile 750
Composite 75th Percentile 1480
Average SAT Score 1410

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Trinity College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Trinity College is 1410 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1333-1480. Students who get into Trinity College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Trinity College ranks #2 in the state of Connecticut and #72 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1410 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Trinity College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1333 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1333, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1260, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Trinity College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1410 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1406, you have around a 38% chance of being admitted. A 1480 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 54% chance of getting in.

Trinity College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1480 and Above Good >54%
1406 to 1480 Avg + 38%-54%
1333 to 1406 Avg - 24%-38%
1260 to 1333 Reach 15%-24%
Less than 1260 Low <15%
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Trinity College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Trinity College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 28
Math 25th Percentile 27
Composite 25th Percentile 29
ACT Scores for Trinity College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 35
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Trinity College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Trinity College is 31, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 29 and 33.  The school ranks #4 in Connecticut and #77 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 31. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 29 and score in the score in the top 9 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 27.

5 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trinity College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Trinity College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Trinity College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 31 score has around 38% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 54% with a 33 ACT score.

Trinity College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >54%
31 to 33 Avg + 38%-54%
29 to 31 Avg - 24%-38%
27 to 29 Reach 15%-24%
Less than 27 Low <15%
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High School Class Rank

76% of Trinity College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 40% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Trinity College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 40%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Trinity College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,857 2,746 5,603
Accepted 1,152 963 2,115
Acceptance Rate 40% 35% 38%
Enrolled 260 263 523
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jan 17, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 41 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jan 17, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Trinity College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Trinity College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Trinity College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Trinity College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Trinity College is highly competitive, you have a moderate chance of acceptance depending on your GPA and test scores. If you earn at least a 3.8 GPA, you will have a fair shot at getting in. Additionally, you should score a 1410 on the SAT or 31 on the ACT to be competitive. If you can score a 1480 SAT you will be a very strong applicant.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=130590 IPEDS survey data for Trinity College.


Does Trinity College prefer SAT or ACT?

11% of students submit their SAT scores to Trinity College. 5% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Trinity College?

38% of those who apply are granted admission to Trinity College. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Trinity College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1333 and 1480. The average SAT score is 1406. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Trinity College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. The average ACT score is 31. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.