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Grinnell College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,655 students

45% admitted

  • 1,609 full time
  • 46 part time
  • 730 men full time
  • 879 women full time
  • 2,969 applied
  • 1,330 admitted
  • 448 enrolled

1,603 Undergraduates

$48,322 tuition/year

  • 52 Non-Degree
  • $48,322 in state
  • $436 fees
  • $11,980 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Pioneers
School Colors: Scarlet and black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jenny from Long Beach, CA
  • 0
  • At Grinnell College, you learn how to think for the very first time in your life. At Grinnell College, you meet people who are amazing, strange, amazingly strange, and strangely…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • DJB from Grinnell, IA
  • 0
  • Grinnell is a world class small liberal arts college; a hidden gem. Here at Grinnell, we value our fellow student, and seek to gain the knowledge to make a change for…

  • Oct-25-2012 Read More
  • from Grinnell, IA
  • 0
  • A very progressive college. Open and accepting to various types of people. A vibrant college when it comes to eccentricity.…

  • Mar-01-2014 Read More
  • Yazan from Chicago, IL
  • 0
  • Grinnell college is bubble where you can suspend yourself into pure learning, not just from classes, but from peers and situations. The students and staff are supporting and understanding, and…

  • Aug-20-2014 Read More
Grinnell College
  • Located in Grinnell, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,655 students enrolled
  • 45% admitted
  • $48,322 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Amanda from Merrionette Park, IL
  • Dec-31-2010 I am a current student here

    I really am enjoying my time at Grinnell. In the first semester of my first year, I took on 18 credits and 10.5 hours a week of campus employment. Though it is a lot of work, I have gained a great sense of self-fulfillment. Grinnell pushes you into seeing what you are capable of. For that I am really thankful. The professors, staff, and students at Grinnell are friendly and helpful, creating a small, tight-knit community. The social life is also very enjoyable, for reasons I’ll talk about below.

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  • 5
  • Marlu from Sun Valley, CA
  • Jul-04-2010 I am a current student here

    I definitely met a diverse group of people i now call friends. These were the people that helped me through my first year at Grinnell; though the academics were rigorous, it was the immense amount of support that Grinnell faculty and staff offered that make me confident that I can push my self to achieve what I want. I love a challenge and am happy to start my second year.

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