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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
59%
600-699
36%
500-599
3%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
1%
30-36
83%
24-29
15%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

56%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,847
Declined 6,157
Total Received 8,004
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Private

1,627

undergraduate students

106

graduate 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 1,733
Established in 1846
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Grinnell College
1127 Park Street
Grinnell, IA
50112

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Concerned Black Students
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Organization of Latinas/Latinos
  • Campus Democrats
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Top Events

  • Titular Head Student Film Festival
  • Mary B. James
  • Grinnell Relays
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
62%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
59%
600-699
36%
500-599
3%
700-800
78%
600-699
20%
500-599
1%
30-36
83%
24-29
15%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

23%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,847
Declined 6,157
Total Received 8,004

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

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

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

1,733

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

1,627
students

Female
56%
916

Male
50%
817

6%

106
students

Female
0%
0

Male
0%
0

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,700
students

Female
54%
904

Male
46%
796

2%

33
students

Female
37%
12

Male
63%
21

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 835%
Student 5 year graduation rate 35%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

21%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

2

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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