University Counsellor – Trinity College

By 2019-12-09 13:42:37

We know that choosing a university is one of the most important decisions in a young person’s life. In collaboration with Lamonda Lewis, High School Counsellor, we present a new university each month to inform you of the many options available. This month, we highlight Trinity College in Connecticut, USA.

University Website:

Institutional Type: Small-sized liberal arts and sciences college.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Average Cost of Attendance for non-EU/ EEA Students (including tuition, room and board, etc.): $76,450.

Requirements to be Accepted at Leiden University SAT/ACT/IB/A Level Score Range:

Students admitted to the class of 2021 who chose to submit standardised test scores earned an average SAT score of 1380 and an average ACT score of 31. The average IB score is a 38, and students with IB scores of 6 or 7 are eligible to receive course credit.

English Language Requirements (DET/TOEFL/IELTS):

Trinity College requires an IELTS or TOEFL from any student whose native language is not English and/or those who have not studied for a minimum of three years at a high school for which English is the language of instruction. We encourage a TOEFL iBT of 100 or above, or IELTS of 7.5 or above, as sufficient (depending on the programme).

Are merit or need-based scholarships available for international students?

Trinity College is the fifth most generous aid-giving institution in the USA for International Students, with students having the lowest post-graduation loan-burden in the state. The college meets the full calculated need of every admitted student, regardless of nationality. There are also few selective merit-based scholarships available for which students are automatically considered upon applying.

How strong is your alumni network throughout Asia?

Through our online alumni community, the Bantam Career Network, current and graduated students can connect with our distinguished alumni across the globe. Our robust Asian alumni network is most notable for their work in finance, computer science and engineering.

What type of student thrives in your university setting?

Trinity College enrolls and cultivates intellectually engaged students and prepares them to lead transformative lives. Admissions are looking for students who will explore the breadth of its academic programmes, take advantage of the college’s urban location and global outreach, and contribute positively to the community.

What are the benefits of students attending university in your location?

• Trinity College is the preeminent New England liberal arts college in an urban environment.

• The opportunities for internships and research, community-based learning initiatives, and ground-breaking centres and programmes ensure your academic pursuits will have a lasting impact on you and the world.

• The college provides a free bus transit for all its students to America’s oldest public art museum, second oldest symphony orchestra, and first state-capitol building.

• The college is also just a one and a half hour train ride away from both New York City and Boston.

What organisations and clubs does the college have that international students might gravitate towards?

There are over 150 clubs and organisations available to the entire student body. The college’s campus is alive with music festivals, movies, concerts, lectures, parties, student government meetings, mock trial team competitions, art shows and athletic events. The surrounding community is active and engaged too, from street farmers’ markets, to shopping, concerts, theatre shows, food, music and even the oldest public art museum in the country.

What percentage of graduates go into the workforce within six months of graduation?

Eighty percent of students go into the workforce within six months of graduation.

Which fortune 500 companies offer internships to Trinity students and are international students eligible for them?

There are several Fortune 500 companies offering internship opportunities including Live Nation Entertainment, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Google, Citigroup, Bank of America, Travelers, Hartford Financial Services, Facebook, Northwestern Mutual and Thermo Fischer Scientific. International Students are eligible for all internships available at Trinity College and the Office of International Student Scholars assists students with all pertinent paperwork.

What level of assistance does your career centre provide in helping international students find internships and post graduate employment?

All Trinity College students and alumni have access to the Centre for Student Success and Career Development for life. The Centre offers one-on-one career coaching within a Career Community model, drop in appointments at the Career Studio, in addition to pre-law and pre-health advising. International students can build relationships with a career coach as early as their first year on campus. In these appointments, students receive support on choosing majors, finding internships, exploring graduate education, and applying to jobs. Each Career Community hosts exploratory career panels, skills labs, and treks to employers to help students learn about and prepare for their future careers. Additionally, the office hosts tailored programmes on interviewing and jobs searches for international students.

What services are provided for helping international students transition into life on campus and supporting them while there?

The Office of International Student Scholars, in conjunction with the Office of Global Enrolment and Student Success, provides an enriching educational environment that embraces a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives. With PRIDE (Promoting Respect For Inclusive Diversity in Education) Leaders, Quest Leaders, International Orientation Mentorship Programmes, and 12 Community & Cultural Houses, there are numerous support structures in place to cater to our diverse student body.