- Class: Junior
- Major: French Studies
- Gender: F
- High School:
- Transfer Student:
I would get rid of the Greek life. It's unnecessary at such a small school, and kids, especially freshmen, think it's awesome to get drunk and go out to frats and dance with strangers. I guess you'd call this the social life, but there's nothing social about dancing belligerently with strangers, is there? Unless you have a car, you're pretty stranded on campus. The area of Hartford is really dangerous and you shouldn't go anywhere by yourself if you walk off campus. Having a car is awesome - you can go to the mall or to West Hartford which are both about a 10 minute drive and are really nice.
Trinity is known as the dumbest NESCAC school and whether that's true or not, I do not know. It's what you make of it. Whether you're at Tufts, Middlebury, Amherst (probably the 3 most competitive NESCACs to get into right now) or Trinity doesn't really matter if you're gonna screw around at all the schools. Depending on what classes (easy or hard) you choose to take often will determine your GPA and you could have a really hard or easy course schedule at any of these schools. I have taken classes with no more than 35 or 40 students and all of my teachers know/knew my name. It seems like a lot of kids are serious about their work, but there are a fair amount of kids who don't realize what a privilege it is to be at a good school like this and thus don't take advantage of the classes and opportunities on campus...rather, they waste time and party too much.
While Trinity is comprised mostly of white kids, there are a fair amount of international students, especially because the squash teams draw from many different countries. In terms of diversity, there's more than I thought there was going to be. And, while it's pretty segregated, I haven't witnessed any firsthand racism...maybe that's a naive or ignorant observation though, because it might occur. Actually, it seems like a lot of white kids are intimidated by other groups of people and the sororities in particular seem really exclusive and unfriendly.
The Best Things
class size, proximity to NYC and Boston
The Worst Things