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| I graduated over 20 years ago and have some fond memories but also some reservations about my years there. If you want to think "outside the box" this is not the place for you. I am of Dutch and Reformed heritage and still found the atmosphere suffocating and small minded. A lot of emphasis is placed on appearences and, unfortunately, money. If you or your family are wealthy, expect to be welcomed with open arms. |
Since the "base" of students is Dutch and Reformed, everyone pretty much knows each other and has long since (usually in grade school since we all attend the same grade schools too) formed an opinion of you. Also Dutch reformed people tend to marry each other so pretty much everyone is related to each other, or know them from church, or have a dad or mom or brother/sister who works for their family.
My education there was good but basic. I didn't realize how basic until I was in grad school. Some of the programs truely excelled, Philosophy and Art History were excellent top notch programs.Comparable with any major University. The English program was dreadful and, at that time, run by 2 elderly spinsters who didn't acknowlege any English literature written after World War I.
As for Trinity's much vaunted Christian atmosphere frankly it wasn't much in evidence. A lot more consideration was paid to your families finacial status than their spiritual status. Regan inspired Republicanism was all the rage on campus back then. Let face it, Trinity is really expensive and not rated nearly as well as Calvin(Mich) in educational value. If you want to spread your wings and revel in new experiances think of attending a public(gasp)school.
|Mar 29 2005|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Trinity is a very friendly school. I have enjoyed my time here though I find that many times we do not always live up to our name as being a Christian college. I don't always feel that our campus is on fire for God like it should be. |
|May 05 2004|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2005 |