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Tuition & Fees

$46,990

$46,990

not including room and board

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,697
Declined + 4,361
Total Received 6,058
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological/life Sciences
  3. Foreign Languages/literatures/linguistics
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School Facts

Grinnell College, founded in 1846, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 120-acre campus is located in Grinnell, 55 miles east of Des Moines, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,734
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6252
ACT 1318

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,734

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
44%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
53%
600-699
37%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
75%
24-29
25%
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
77%
24-29
20%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
53%
24-29
45%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Grinnell, IA

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Grinnell, IA

120-acre campus in Grinnell (population: 9,049), 55 miles from Des Moines; branch campuses in Washington, DC, and abroad in London, England. Served by bus; air serves Des Moines and Cedar Rapids (63 miles); train serves Ottumwa (56 miles).

Grinnell College
1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
69%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
44%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
53%
600-699
37%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
75%
24-29
25%
18-23
0
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
77%
24-29
20%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
53%
24-29
45%
18-23
2%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,697
Declined + 4,361
Total Received 6,058

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Joseph Bagnoli
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 247-0113
F: 641 269-4800
askgrin@grinnell.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,574
Room & board $11,408
Additional fees $416
Books & supplies $900
Total $59,298
Average Financial Aid - $43,287
Total with Avg. Aid $16,011

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,287

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,821,526
State $314,150
Institutional $40,314,309
Other external $606,585
Total $43,056,570

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $5,130,157
Other external $740,011
Total $5,870,168

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Pioneers
School colors
scarlet and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Art History
Biological Chemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Computer Science
Economics
English
French
Gender/Women's/Sexuality Studies
General Science
German
History
Independent Major
Mathematics/Statistics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

100%

1,734
students

Female
55%
947

Male
45%
787

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,672
students

Female
56%
922

Male
44%
750

undergraduatePart-time

4%

62
students

Female
41%
25

Male
59%
37

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

13%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

62

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented China
Ghana
India
Nepal
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jon Edwards
Associate Director of Admission
641 269-3614
edwardsj@grinnell.edu

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