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Trinity College (TCD) reviews

129 reviews
4.11 / 5 based on 129 reviews
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abender
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Chemistry, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
Personal recommendation
Get there!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
2
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
3
Advanced my studies & career
3
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Fine for certain educational aspects, useless otherwise.
Ben W
Ireland, Undergraduate
Law
Overall
The college provides a fine education, however the real kicker is administration and social life. 

The college fails to be inclusive in the true sense to minorities. Once I even went to a debate over inclusion of persons with disabilities where the debate after party was held in a part of the college inaccessible to those in a wheelchair, and I had to help carry someone up the stairs to attend it. A lot of talk about how inclusive the college is to students, without a great deal of positive action. 

Further, the administration suffers from a stagnant and unmoving staff. Often they will judge you on the assumption that you're someone's rich little child, and treat you accordingly. I have had several administrative staff, particularly towards exam times, wield their power in abusive and downright cruel ways. Once I remember accidentally bringing my wallet into an exam hall, informing the staff politely and requesting that I be able to give it to them for safe keeping, and then having my wallet being taken away for two weeks after being assured that it would be given back at the end. What might add some emphasis to this would be that, the exam hall was a 3 and a half hour walk from my house, and it was pouring rain. 

The teaching staff are hit and miss, with some being the smartest people I've ever met, to others being some of the most useless I've ever met. There is no feedback on pieces that you give in, and grades can feel arbitrary in the extreme. I've written pieces that for one teacher are a good grade, and another been close to a fail. The lack of consistency in grading makes it difficult to try and make meaningful academic progress. 

Overall, if you have the money to live a comfortable life, have no issues whatsoever, and never expect the college to ever help you out, this is the place for you. If you have higher expectations of a world class university, then I would recommend you apply elsewhere.
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Pros
Education, Facilities, Free Gym
Cons
Staff, Inconsistency, Lack of Support, Lack of Student Accommodation.
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Piotr S
INSA Lyon, Lyon, France
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
Personal recommendation
The best univeristy in Ireland! (and one of the best off continental Europe, too)
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
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Federica P
Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Language, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
Personal recommendation
Do not miss it!
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Jobs & internships
Paris, France
Internship, Legal, French, English
Paris, France
Talent Program, Marketing, English, French
Paris, France
Sales, English, French
ABOUT
Trinity College, the single constituent college of the University of Dublin, was founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, and thus celebrated its Quatercentenary in 1992. It is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older universities of Western Europe.
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Other names: Trinity College Dublin
Homepage: www.tcd.ie
Phone: +353 1 608 13 96
Address: Trinity College, 2, Dublin, Ireland
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