Choosing a College: Trinity College Dublin

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. And for some students, this includes schools beyond the U.S., too! As such, we are highlighting an international college this week in our School Spotlight series.

School Spotlight: Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The European capital city of Dublin is home to Ireland’s treasured and historic Trinity College Dublin, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students from 110 countries around the world. Known for its strengths in nursing, English (alumni include Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde!), classics, and international studies, Trinity offers a broad array of undergraduate programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences, including 5-year professional bachelor degrees in the fields of medicine, dental science, and pharmacy. Trinity’s vibrant and spirited campus engages students both in and out of the classroom. The College features 120 societies (clubs), including archeological society, food and drink, and DU players (the campus theatrical society that produces nearly 60 shows per year), as well as 50 club sports. The national championship-winning men’s and women’s crew teams practice five times a week on the River Liffney, located just minutes from campus. In addition to supporting a large international population, Trinity encourages students to travel abroad through one of its 300 international exchange opportunities. Thanks to partnerships all over the world (including McGill University in Canada, Tokyo University in Japan, and University of Pennsylvania right here in the U.S.), Trinity students can experience a global education in any course of study. Admissions fact: U.S. students must have at least a 3.3 GPA and earn a minimum of 1290 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT to be considered for admission to the College.

Photo credit: Top, Courtesy Trinity College Dublin


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.