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Trinity College Admission Requirements

Hartford, Connecticut

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Chances of getting into Trinity College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
33.5%
Admission Difficulty for Trinity College
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Trinity College and can I get accepted? The school has a 33% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Connecticut for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,036 out of 6,080 applicants were admitted making Trinity College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 9 percent. Trinity College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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. 31% of students submit SAT scores and 23% submit ACT scores.

Trinity College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1298-1450
Applicants Submitting SAT
31%
SAT Scores for Trinity College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 638
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1298
SAT Scores for Trinity College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1450
Average SAT Score 1370

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Trinity College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1298 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Connecticut for highest average SAT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Trinity College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1450 and Above Good >46%
1374 to 1450 Avg + 33%-46%
1298 to 1374 Avg - 22%-33%
1222 to 1298 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1222 Low <15%
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Trinity College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
23%
ACT Scores for Trinity College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 28
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for Trinity College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Trinity College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in Connecticut for highest average ACT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Trinity College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Trinity College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >50%
30 to 32 Avg + 33%-50%
29 to 30 Avg - 26%-33%
28 to 29 Reach 20%-26%
Less than 28 Low <20%
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Trinity College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.8*
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Trinity College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Trinity College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Trinity College was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Connecticut for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Trinity College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.8 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

59% of Trinity College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Trinity College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Trinity College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,108 2,972 6,080
Accepted 1,101 935 2,036
Acceptance Rate 35% 31% 33%
Enrolled 272 308 580
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 33% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Trinity College Admission 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

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

FAQs

Does Trinity College prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Trinity College. 23% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Trinity College?

33% 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 1298 and 1450. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 32. 23% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.