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.”


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1402

What Students Are Saying

4.16 Average Rating
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 the motto of 'self gov' gives you an assurance that everyone in campus wants to improve their community. There are countless opportunities within the college, it is just up to you to take advantage of everything given to you.
Yazan from Chicago, IL
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

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