Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$56,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
670
75th
788
25th
683
75th
35
25th
30
75th
33
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,566
Declined 6,571
Total Received 8,137
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Private

1,754

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,754
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

120-acre campus in Grinnell (population: 9,027), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Grinnell College
1127 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
62%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
670
75th
788
25th
683
75th
35
25th
30
75th
33
25th
27
75th
34
25th
30

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Extremely Selective

19%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,566
Declined 6,571
Total Received 8,137

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$39,285

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,188
Room $6,548
Board $7,316
Additional fees $492
Books & supplies $900
Total $71,444
Average Financial Aid - $39,285
Total with Avg. Aid $32,159

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,801,455
State $295,157
Institutional $46,520,731
Other external $1,303,241
Total $49,920,584

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,911,589
Other external $568,356
Total $7,479,945

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, belly dance, climbing, equestrian sports, kickboxing/self defense, outdoor recreation, running, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, Unified Special Olympics, water polo, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Midwest Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Computer Science.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
English Language and Literature, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Women's Studies.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Biological/life Sciences
  3. Computer/information Sciences

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Other

1,754

total students

8%

in-state

92%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,754
students

Female
53%
924

Male
47%
830

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,715
students

Female
53%
909

Male
47%
806

2%

39
students

Female
38%
15

Male
62%
24

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Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

62

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
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

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