Tuition & Fees

$52,392

$52,392

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
44%
500-599
6%
700-800
64%
600-699
30%
500-599
6%
30-36
84%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,689
Declined + 4,161
Total Received 5,850
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Private (nonprofit)

1,712

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences/history
  2. Biological/life Sciences
  3. Physical Sciences
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Codes

SAT 6252
ACT 1318

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Location

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 1,712
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Grinnell, IA

120-acre campus in Grinnell (population: 9,151), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
69%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
44%
500-599
6%
700-800
64%
600-699
30%
500-599
6%
30-36
84%
24-29
14%
18-23
2%
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%

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 1,689
Declined + 4,161
Total Received 5,850

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 for Enrollment/Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
P: 800 247-0113
F: 641 269-4800
admission@grinnell.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$47,561

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $51,924
Room $6,050
Board $6,760
Additional fees $468
Books & supplies $900
Total $66,102
Average Financial Aid - $47,561
Total with Avg. Aid $18,541

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,718,475
State $277,941
Institutional $41,182,883
Other external $965,200
Total $44,144,499

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,252,489
Other external $709,742
Total $6,962,231
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 247-0113
F: 641 269-4937
finaid@grinnell.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Brad Lindberg
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Director of Financial Aid
lindbergb@grinnell.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Bellydance, Billiards, Climbing, Dodgeball, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Kickboxing/self Defense, Lacrosse, Non-Tackle Football, Outdoor Recreation, Racquetball, Running, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Andy Hamilton (men's)
Director Of Athletics And Recreation
email

Erin Hurley (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference
Mascot
Pioneers
School colors
scarlet and black

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences/history
  2. Biological/life Sciences
  3. Physical Sciences

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

1,712

total students

26%

in-state

74%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,712
students

Female
53%
910

Male
47%
802

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,662
students

Female
54%
893

Male
46%
769

3%

50
students

Female
34%
17

Male
66%
33

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Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

10%

Transfer applicants accepted

23%

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Pakistan
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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