Education in its truest form is about possibilities – and turning possibilities into reality. Everything about college, from campus activities to dorm life, is about learning, discovering, and exploring who you are and who you will become. Learning only begins with the classroom; it doesn’t end there. That’s the belief on which Trinity College has been run since its founding more than a century ago.
With a deep commitment to education, Trinity College seeks students who will become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, citizens dedicated to helping humankind and who hold themselves to the highest ethical standards. To prepare students for the challenges of life after graduation, the small liberal arts college focuses its curriculum and activities around its 10 Learning Goals.
The Learning Goals provide a strong educational, professional, and personal foundation for students as they prepare for their careers and will help students:
- Learn to think critically
- Sharpen their analytical and research skills
- Achieve fluency in a language besides English
- Become artistically and scientifically literate
- Hone their quantitative skills
- Discover how to work effectively both individually and with others
- Develop effective written and oral communication skills
In addition to a rich classroom experience based around the Learning Goals, students at Trinity College are surrounded by the vast cultural goldmine that is New England. Located in the heart of Connecticut in Hartford, Trinity College provides students a gateway to New England and beyond.
Dotted along the coast of southern Connecticut an hour south of Hartford, the eclectic towns from Mystic and New Haven to Milford and Greenwich provide plenty of quaint shops, bustling shopping malls, beaches, and trains direct to New York City. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are only a few hours away by car, giving students ample opportunity to explore their surroundings during their free time.
Hartford itself has a rich cultural tradition and is famous for Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s homes, which are ironically next door to each other and are a popular tourist attraction. Hartford is also home to The Wadsworth Athenaeum, one of the premier art museums in the country, The Charter Oak Cultural Center, and The Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk.
The city holds the distinction of being one of the few major cities in the United States without any professional sports teams, but Trinity College and other major universities, including The University of Connecticut, offer plenty of sports excitement. New Englanders also call Boston’s teams – The Patriots of the NFL, The Celtics of the NBA, The Red Sox of MLB, and The Bruins of the NHL – their own.