Trinity Named a Top 50 Small College
College Consensus, Money, and Niche all list Trinity among other top colleges
Monday, October 5, 2020
Miller fountain at night

Trinity continues to climb in the rankings as it becomes more selective and academically rigorous. The University has recently been named a top small college by multiple college review sites: College Consensus, Money, and Niche.

College Consensus listed Trinity as the No. 27 Best Small College in the nation for 2020. College Consensus bases each college’s rankings on two scores: a publisher score, which combines rankings across college ranking sites such as U.S. News and Forbes, and a student score, which combines rankings across student review sites such as Cappex. Trinity received an overall score of 73.8, with a publisher score of 73.3 and student score of 74.4.

Money also placed Trinity in its list of top small colleges at No. 46 in the nation. The University’s position was determined based 30% on its diversity, 40% on its affordability, and 30% on its student outcomes. Specific factors that influence overall rankings include graduation rate, faculty, average cost, and alumni earnings. Because Money’s algorithm favors large schools, this list only includes colleges with under 2,500 students enrolled for students looking for a more personalized experience—a type of experience for which Trinity is renowned. 

Niche, a student review site for colleges, listed Trinity at No. 36 in its rankings of best small colleges for 2021. Niche uses academics, diversity, value, campus, party scene, and athletics to calculate its ranking for colleges based on student reviews. Trinity received an A+ for academics, an A for diversity, a B+ for athletics, a B for campus, a B for party scene, and an A for value, resulting in an overall grade of an A.

As one of the nation’s top undergraduate institutions, the University is known for its challenging and supportive academic environment, personalized attention from outstanding faculty, large school resources, post-graduate preparation, and vibrant campus life. Trinity encourages students to discover, grow, and become global citizens engaged with the community and the world. 

Madison Semro '21 helps tell Trinity's story as a writing intern with Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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