Trinity College

| University of Cambridge

Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College, Cambridge was founded in 1546. It teaches in the region of 702 undergraduate students and 282 graduates. The college is ranked in position 1 of 29 in the Tompkins Table of academic results for the year 2014 (where 1 is the top possible score). It is located around 0.15 km from the centre of town.

Courses offered [ + ] Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic | Archaeology & Anthropology | Architecture | Asian and Middle Eastern Studies | Chemical Engineering | Classics | Computer Science | Economics | Engineering | English | Geography | History | History of Art | Human, Social and Political Sciences | Land Economy | Law | Linguistics | Management Studies | Manufacturing Engineering | Mathematics | Medicine | Medicine Graduate Course | Modern & Medieval Languages | Music | Natural Sciences | Philosophy | Theology & Religious Studies | (additional courses are often available to post-graduate students and many colleges offer complex arrangements of modern languages - please see our courses page for details )

College Scorecard (averages out of five calculated from 9 impressions)
Study (4), Music (3), Sport (3), Smugness (3), Artiness (3) Facilities (4), Accommodation (4)

http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/ | locate on map

Trinity is really a place of superlatives - it is super big and very plush indeed. Which makes it feel a little as though you're walking in the set of brideshead revisited - but there are worse places in the world to be.

The Wren Library has got some amazing manuscripts for you to drool over (or preferably not) and is a stunning building overlooking the backs (the grass owned by the college around the river).

You couldn't ask for a much better location, and to make things even better the college is heftily endowed - it is said that you can walk from cambridge to oxford on trinity's land alone (but who really knows if that's true). Either way - there's lots of money around and it makes it easier to get book grants (a big help), bursaries/ grants etc..

Some people think it's a little bit right wing and it's probably true that it's not exactly a socialist's paradise... Perhaps a champagne socialist's paradise then.

Study (4), Artiness (1), Sport (4), Music (4), Facilities (5), Accommodation (5), Smugness (5)

Review by Sam Jones - History Undergrad (August 26, 2009) - add your impression

The college is too big! It could be too big for people - for me, I found that people spread and didn't meet each other. Other colleges are smaller and can be more sociable.

Study (5), Artiness (4), Sport (5), Music (5), Facilities (5), Accommodation (5), Smugness (5)

Review by Barnaby - Just graduated in Politics and Sociology (June 20, 2011) - add your impression

Study (5), Artiness (2), Sport (3), Music (4), Facilities (4), Accommodation (3), Smugness (4)

Review by Undisclosed - Undisclosed (November 17, 2009) - add your impression

Don't be put off by the fact it's a big college- people often think that you won't get to know people so well, but that's not true in my experience. It's really friendly- not all bizarre mathmos! It is amazing for languages- has some top people . The library isn't always as up to date with all the books you need for your course- but if you take them your list they'll order them in for you- so no problem if you are proactive about it.

Study (5), Artiness (3), Sport (4), Music (5), Facilities (4), Accommodation (5), Smugness (2)

Review by Undisclosed - Current student languages (June 20, 2011) - add your impression

I like the food, though it's quite repetitive. Sport is not a huge thing here, not a very sporty college. If you're really into it, I wouldn't pick it - apart from rowing, which is excellent! Social life is good, because there are loads of students, so you can pick your social group, whereas in smaller colleges, you are stuck with who's there. It's really central, so clubs are nice and close. If you can think of a society, it's there! Not many computer rooms though. Rooms (accommodation) is very good, and really huge - you'd be hard-pressed to find a bad one here!

Study (5), Artiness (2), Sport (3), Music (4), Facilities (3), Accommodation (4), Smugness (5)

Review by Undisclosed - Undisclosed (June 20, 2011) - add your impression

Study (5), Artiness (3), Sport (4), Music (4), Facilities (4), Accommodation (5), Smugness (3)

Review by Undisclosed - Applicant (October 12, 2011) - add your impression

In my view, the richest, most prestigious and most academic college. Everyone is really friendly and there's a good mix of students from all sorts of backgrounds.

Study (5), Artiness (3), Sport (4), Music (5), Facilities (5), Accommodation (5), Smugness (3)

Review by Undisclosed - Current student at Pembroke (March 16, 2013) - add your impression

Study (5), Artiness (2), Sport (4), Music (4), Facilities (5), Accommodation (5), Smugness (5)

Review by Undisclosed - student (November 7, 2013) - add your impression

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Study (1), Artiness (1), Sport (1), Music (3), Facilities (5), Accommodation (3), Smugness (5)

Review by Jack - Student (February 3, 2014) - add your impression