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Trinity College: Narrative Description


125 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017-1094
Tel: (202)884-9000; 800-IWA-NTTC; Admissions: (202)884-9400; Fax: (202)884-9229; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 26-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4400 per student. Total enrollment: 1,637. Faculty: 164 (60 full-time, 104 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 423 applied, 78% were admitted. 20 student government officers. Full-time: 561 students. Part-time: 450 students. Students come from 17 states and territories, 50% from out-of-district, 0.2% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 68% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 46% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Georgetown University; George Washington University; American University; Catholic University of America; University of Maryland, College Park; University of the District of Columbia; Marymount University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,150 includes full-time tuition ($16,700), mandatory fees ($160), and college room and board ($7290). College room only: $3190. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $540 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, Athletic Association, International Club, Black Student Alliance, Young Democrats/Republicans. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Cap and Gown Sunday, Holly Hop. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: women-only housing available. Sister Helen Sheehan Library plus 1 other with 207,000 books, 6,754 microform titles, 498 serials, 13,760 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $500,000. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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