Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA, USA
4.16 Average Rating
Founded in 1846, Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in rural Iowa. The Conard Environmental Research Area and several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places can be found on the college’s campus. The school is dedicated to sustainability with housing and an Athletic Center that collects rainwater for recycling, a dining hall that composts its own food and paper waste, and a Science Center with a rainwater-irrigated greenhouse. The admissions process is rigorous and has been deemed “most selective.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
10%
Out of State Students
65%
0
100
20%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1402
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 January 9, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,699
Total Number of Undergrads
1,699
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
85%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,492
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$48,322
Out-of-State Tuition
$48,322
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%
Average Aid Per Year
$39,444
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Town: Remote
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Des Moines
New York
Washington
Minneapolis
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
24%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.16 Average Rating
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 amazing--many of whom you will never want to live without. At Grinnell College, you are challenged, discomfited, and completely thrown for a loop, only to find that, four years down the line, you've become the best, most comfortable version of you to date.
Jenny from Long Beach, CA
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 the better in the world. The professors and resources we have access to make this development into entrepreneurs of social change possible.
DJB from Grinnell, IA

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