Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
24%
Acceptance Rate
7,349
Students Applied
4%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
2
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 January 9, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2021 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
10%
Out-Of-State Students
91%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
45
52%
Submitting ACT
48%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1450
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
700
75th
785
Reading
25th
670
75th
745
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
62
Top 25%
87
Top 50%
98

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-247-0113
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.16 Average Rating
Take advantage of as many opportunities that the college offers you as possible, because the number of resources offered at Grinnell is unprecedented. This includes, but is not limited to, trying a sport (there are non-competitive intramural teams), starting a student organization centered on something you really love, like coloring (Grinnell has the funds to support you), and looking into resources like the Career Development Office, which offers annual grants for summer internships and social justice projects. But, most of all, regularly take the time to appreciate your surroundings--listen to your peers, enjoy the random forts that students build around campus, and get to know your faculty and staff. Grinnell is a community of people who want to help you succeed.
Jenny from Long Beach, CA
I suggest you visit the campus before your final decision--you will either love or hate the weather and atmosphere of the school itself.
Marlu from Sun Valley, CA
I would highly recommend prospective students to visit Grinnell before deciding to enroll. Though I fell in love with Grinnell during a college fair, I visited the college three times - twice before applying and once after being accepted. The visit that solidified my decision was when I spent the weekend with a student. This visit helped me to experience the Grinnell life and I knew that I would be a good fit for it. However, Grinnell is not for all people: some people may not be comfortable with the small size of the college, for example. So I recommend researching the college as much as possible before enrolling: visit the college, talk with current or former students or professors, and schedule an admission interview.
Amanda from Merrionette Park, IL
Explore the campus. There is so much to find and so much that is hidden. To really appreciate the campus, you need to explore it yourself. DO NOT be afraid of talking to people on campus. Everyone is nice and will help you with anything you need.
Yazan from Chicago, IL
The admissions office is super friendly! Don't hesitate to call/email with any questions.
Anna from Westby, WI
Get in touch with admissions and make your name known!

Come visit and see this amazing little school on the prairie for yourself.
DJB from Grinnell, IA