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Tuition & Fees

$45,620

$45,620

not including room and board

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,395
Declined + 2,584
Total Received 3,979
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

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 1,721
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

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Private (nonprofit)

1,721

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
46%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
49%
600-699
37%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
29%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
46%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
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: 9,118), 55 miles from Des Moines; branch campuses in Washington, DC, and abroad in London, England. Served by bus; airports serve 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
63%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
46%
500-599
17%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
49%
600-699
37%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
65%
24-29
29%
18-23
6%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
46%
24-29
45%
18-23
8%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
61%
24-29
36%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
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

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,395
Declined + 2,584
Total Received 3,979

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 $45,217
Room & board $10,997
Additional fees $403
Books & supplies $900
Total $57,517
Average Financial Aid - $41,315
Total with Avg. Aid $16,202

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,315

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,961,351
State $330,891
Institutional $39,098,634
Other external $553,745
Total $41,944,621

Non-need-based

Federal $578
State $658
Institutional $4,309,378
Other external $747,475
Total $5,058,089

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
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
Theatre/Dance
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Undergraduate

100%

1,721
students

Female
54%
930

Male
46%
791

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

96%

1,664
students

Female
55%
913

Male
45%
751

undergraduatePart-time

4%

57
students

Female
30%
17

Male
70%
40

Student Break-down

12%
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
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

7%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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 54
Countries most often represented China
India
Pakistan
South Korea
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Edwards
Associate Dean and Director of International Student Affairs
641 269-3703
edwardsk@grinnell.edu

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