Trinity College

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Year founded[❔] 1546
Mature (21+)[❔]
Women only
Postgraduate only
Accepts part-time students ✔️
Oxford sister college[❔] Christ Church
Gold/Platinum Green Impact Award 2018[❔]
College website click here

User reviews
  • 1
    We have manuscripts of Winnie-the-Pooh, Newton's first edition copy of Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, and Newton's walking stick on display in our library!
  • 1
    Rent is really cheap and yet the rooms are really lovely! There are also loads of people so you're sure to find good friends in your year. And our May Ball is THE best - be prepared to have all your friends beg you to give them your guest ticket!
  • 0
    It's academically intense and wealthy. That's about it for the positives.
  • 0
    May Ball is the best event in Cambridge

  • 14
    Room ballot is a mess, it's not diverse at all (full of male mathematicians), very academically pressured, loads of tourists, food is average, generally has a reputation as quite an unfriendly college
  • 12
    The room ballot system - there's no group balloting, and if you get a first you get boosted in the ballot. Both of those combined make it difficult to arrange to live near friends, and getting all your friends in one staircase is even harder.
  • 10
    The College is really unfriendly. Nobody talks to one another and I found a lot of people to be stuck up.
  • 10
    There is definitely a Trinity type which I didn't realise until I arrived. Everyone is ultra studious and looks out for themselves before they care about anyone else. If you want a super communal College where people come and hang out with you every day, I suggest looking elsewhere.
  • 10
    The ents here is pretty bad. There is no room in college to host bops like at other colleges so you don't get lots of events like they host at places like St John's or Robinson.
  • 8
    Due to Coronavirus, they kicked us all out with a weekend’s notice. Absolutely horrible treatment of students.

  • 13
    Abolish the scholar's ballot, introduce group balloting, and bring back BYOB at formals
  • 9
    Improve the sociability of people, improve the entertainment offering, be less stuck up. Allow my other friends in to actually visit (I swear we are always closed or locked down).

UG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 3
UG - usual # years room provided[❔] 4
PG - usual # years on-site room provided[❔] 1
PG - usual # years room provided[❔] 3
Couples rooms ✔️
Family rooms ✔️
Ballot system[❔] ✔️
% full-time PG in college room (~)[❔] 65
PG single room min. (~£/wk) 94
PG single room max. (~ £/wk) 130
Deadline to have met conditions to be eligible for college accommodation 15th of September
Kitchen fixed charge [❔] ✔️
UG accommodation website click here
PG accommodation website click here

User ratings
On-site room quality: Avg: 1.8/5
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On-site room value for money: Avg: 2.1/5
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Off-site room quality: Avg: 1.5/5
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Off-site room value for money: Avg: 1.5/5
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  • 15
    Not all rooms are en-suite compared to other colleges. Rooms can really vary in quality from the recently renovated new court rooms to rooms in Whewell's Court where you have to go down 3 flights of stairs to a horrid basement bathroom.
  • 1
    Large, warm, and really nice. No complaints at all



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24/7 library ✔️
College cafe ✔️
Anglican chapel ✔️
Interdenominational chapel
Discounted punting[❔] ✔️
Free punting[❔]
Radio station
Student garden ✔️
Bicycle scheme
Art room
Gym (weights) ✔️
Cinema
Badminton court ✔️
Basketball court
Dance studio
Eton Fives court
Netball court ✔️
Squash court ✔️
Swimming pool
Tennis court ✔️
Rugby field ✔️
Lacrosse field
Hockey pitch
Cricket pitch
Volleyball court ✔️
Football pitch ✔️
Brunch Saturday
Brunch Sunday ✔️
Daily vegan option ✔️

User ratings
Value for money: Avg: 1.4/5
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Quality of food: Avg: 1.4/5
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User reviews
  • 14
    There have been some really suspect meals that I have had here. Never imagined I would spend almost £6 on sausage and mash! The quality of the food is pretty dire on average compared to the price.

Acapella
Africa
Altruism ✔️
Anglo-Japanese
Anthropology
Apotheosis ✔️
Archeology
Art ✔️
Baking
Ballroom dancing
Bachata
Bee keeping
Board Games ✔️
Book Club
Botanical
Caledonian
Card games
Casino
Charity ✔️
Chess
Chinese Culture
Choir ✔️
Christian Union
Classics
College Brass Band
Comedy ✔️
Computer science
Consulting
Contemporary dance
Current affairs
Debate
Drama ✔️
Economics ✔️
Engineering ✔️
English
Entrepreneurship
Families Club
Feminist ✔️
Film ✔️
Finance
Food ✔️
French ✔️
Gardening club ✔️
Gender equality
Geographical ✔️
History ✔️
Humanities
Investment
Irish
Islamic
Jewish ✔️
Land economy
Languages
Law ✔️
Lawn Games
Literary ✔️
Lockpicking
Maths ✔️
Medical ✔️
Mindfulness
Music ✔️
Musical
Orchestra
Oriental ✔️
PhD
Philosophy ✔️
Photography ✔️
Pilates
Poetry
Poker
Politics ✔️
Quiz
Role playing games
Russian
Salsa
Science ✔️
Serbian ✔️
Sign language
Smoothie
Social science
Speakers
Steel pan band
Student publication ✔️
Swiss
Tango
Tea
Theology
Ukelele band
Veterinary
Video games
Wine ✔️
Yoga ✔️
Zouk
Zumba
Aerobics
Athletics ✔️
Badminton ✔️
Basketball ✔️
Climbing ✔️
Cricket ✔️
Croquet
Cycling
Football (mens) ✔️
Football (womens) ✔️
Golf
Hockey ✔️
Kayaking
Lacrosse ✔️
Netball ✔️
Netball (womens) ✔️
Ninjitsu
Pole
Pool ✔️
Rounders
Rugby (mens) ✔️
Rugby
Rugby (womens)
Running
Sailing
Shooting ✔️
Ski
Squash ✔️
Swimming ✔️
Table football
Table tennis ✔️
Tennis ✔️
Tiddlywinks
Ultimate Frisbee ✔️
Volleyball ✔️
Waterpolo ✔️
Windsurfing
% 1st Class degree achieved (~)[❔] 41
JCR/MCR split[❔] ✔️
Student trustee[❔]
UG student website click here
PG student website click here
Free formals ✔️
Free formals per year 4
Free formal for guest
Private dining discount
Free formal for guest per year 0
Free parking
Use of squash and tennis facilities
Free sports facilities
Right to step on grass
Gym membership discount
Punt booking ✔️
Corporate event discount
Wedding discount
Accommodation discount available
May Ball frequency (years)[❔] 1
June Event frequency (years)[❔] 0
Winter Ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Spring ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Other ball frequency (years)[❔] 0
Entrepreneurship competitions[❔] ✔️

User ratings
May/Spring/Winter/other ball rating: Avg: 3.8/5
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User reviews
  • 5
    An incredible experience, can’t be described by words!
  • 1
    Always absolutely magical - fireworks display is without doubt the highlight of May Week, and generally a classier affair than any other ball (John's included, fight me)
  • 1
    Probably the most incredible 12 hours of my life
  • 0
    The original and the best ;)
  • 0
    Amazing
  • 0
    Amazing ball

  • 4
    Headliners are generally overhyped... Charli XCX was hilariously bad. Spend the cash on good, less well-known acts, if you can't guarantee that the headliner will be good
  • 2
    An actual live band headlining. Sigma was boring, Charli XCX sucked (worst live performance I've ever seen) and this year the Killers tribute act was more fun than the headliner no-one had heard of.
  • 2
    The ability to allow my actual friends from outside of our stuck up little college to get a ticket so I can actually have fun at the ball and not be alone all night.
  • 1
    Yet another magical ball!
  • 0
    Wow

# full-time Bachelor's (~) 730
% full-time Bachelor's (~) 70
# full-time Master's (~) 50
% full-time Master's (~) 5
# full-time PhD (~) 280
% full-time PhD (~) 25
Total # full-time students (~) 1,050
% full-time UK (~) 55
% full-time EU (non-UK) (~) 20
% full-time non-EU (~) 25
% full-time female (~) 30
% full-time Male (~) 70
# part-time Master's (~) 0
# part-time PhDs (~) 0
Total # part-time students (~) 0
Total # students (~) 1,060
% Arts and Humanities students (~) 35
% STEMM students (~)[❔] 65
High-table[❔] ✔️
Gowns required[❔] ✔️

User ratings
Formal food quality: Avg: 1.5/5
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Value for money: Avg: 1.4/5
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User reviews
  • 12
    Pretty expensive for the quality, which is average. Not BYOB
  • 11
    Far less formals than other colleges which is disappointing. The food is pretty average and not very good value for money. If you want to drink you have to pay extra for wine and it isn't very good wine!


Formals
Term Out of term
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Tue
Wed
Thu ✔️
Fri
Sat ✔️
Sun
Graduate-only formals
Term Out of term
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Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri ✔️
Sat
Sun
Net assets (est.) 1.2 billion
Net assets/student (~£/student) 1.1 million
Scholarships and awards (~£/student ) 4,800