Trinity College

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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• Founded in 1592 as an Irish counterpart to Oxford and Cambridge
• Encompasses 47 acres within the city of Dublin
• Not an urban campus at all. On the contrary, you enter under the archway into a traditional liberal arts setting
• Architecture is light gray Georgian stone
• Trinity College library is home to the Book of Kells, a Latin manuscript of the Gospels that draws more tourists than you can count
• A lot of rain in Ireland. Sunny days are so rare that when they do have them it makes the news and the general public is told how to apply sunscreen
• Ireland’s oldest higher level education institution
• Ireland’s most selective institution
• Produced best known literary personalities: Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett
• Produced best known political figures: Theobald Wolfe Tone, Henry Grattan, President Mary Robinson
• Known for its offerings in the humanities and social sciences
• 3 schools: Arts, humanities and social science; engineering, math and science; health sciences
• No core courses that everyone is required to take
• All students must complete an undergraduate research project to graduate
• Trinity Biomedical Sciences research Institute is a state-of-the-art research facility
• Known for their collaborative learning environment
• Each student is assigned a peer mentor and an academic advisor
• Strong study abroad program
• 26% international with most being from the US and Canada
• Draws heavily from NY and New England
• Offers scholarships to US students
• On campus housing is limited with only 13% living on campus. Most 1st year students live in Trinity Hall which is a 20 minute ride away
• The university doesn’t offer a meal plan but the housing does have kitchens
• Extracurricular activities don’t necessarily help you gain acceptance but there are plenty once you are on campus
• Sports are for playing, not watching. No mascot, and school colors aren’t worn frequently

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