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| Trinity was the right mix of a small friendly community close to a large city that I could go explore on weekends and utilize for my education. It also overall was a solid Christian atmosphere, especially the faculty and staff, and a good majority of the students as well. (And I can say that honestly, since I attended a Christian high school - I felt more at home at Trinity than I did in my high school.)|
The professors are excellent and truly care about their students. They want to be able to see you do well, and if you give effort on your part and try hard, they'll meet you the rest of the way, plus some so that you receive a good education. The college is student-oriented.
The faculty, staff, and administration want to see students get invovled and learn about what to expect once they graduate and are in the world, and this happens through many good things, and through the tough stuff and things that don't always go right either. Life isn't perfect at Trinity, just as in real life. But, there are a lot of people there that are trying their best to become the people that God wants them to be. Yep, it's flawed at times, but it's also up to you how you're going to react to the flaws. You can complain, or you can go ahead and do something about then, and if you want to do something about them, you have plenty of opportunity to do so - you just need to be proactive. Get other students involved. Talk with administration. And know that change takes time some time, so have patience and be persistent. If you give up, changes won't happen.
There are all types of students at Trinity - if you're willing to put yourself out there and get to know people, they'll usually accept you for who you are and welcome you in to the community. But, don't sit in your room and wait for people to come to you. If you see people hanging out and hanging around, introduce yourself, get to know people, and get involved. Definitely get involved with a group or two on campus - it helps you feel connected to more people and you'll enjoy your time at Trinity a lot more. The students who stay in their room and don't do anything are usually the ones who get bored and leave the college after a while because they didn't get involved. There are usually things going on around campus - all you need to do is show up and get in the mix. And if there isn't anything going on, there are plenty of things to do in the area around Trinity, and there's always downtown Chicago. If you're bored, it's either because you want to be (and sometimes you do want to be bored because you're busy in college :) or because it's your own fault. As with any college choice, I feel that it's more what you make of your experience than what the college can make the experience for you, but, because of Trinity's location, the community, the internships, study aborad programs, and everything that it has to offer, you will be setting yourself up well for a good college experience at Trinity and you will be prepared to enter the job market and the real world (no college is truly the real world, sorry!) after you graduate.
|May 03 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2005 |
| This school has been a good experiance because I was close to home, but yet had friends from other parts of the country. However, Trinity is a very self absorbed money hungry school. I made my best friends there, but only about 5% of the students I would consider tobe normal. The rest are hardcore goody goodys and want to bust the other kids for drinking in the dorm or coming back drunk. Some people you may think are your friends back stab you and some how you are the last person to know. Get off campus as soon as possible - less rules, less Trinity students around. Don't tell everyone if you are going ot though a party because it will somehoe get to the dean of students and then you could be suspended and if it continues... your out of the school.|
It is very stupid, but if you want to devote your time to studying expecally in nursing this is a good school for you. If you can keep your self busy and don't care about social life then this school is for you.Otherwise run very far away.
|Jul 05 2005|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2007 |