Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

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Grinnell College

Grinnell College

Grinnell College Student Essentials

Grinnell College Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Pioneers
Website: www.grinnell.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $41,004
Out-of-State Tuition: $41,004
Retention Rate: 95%
Enrollment: 1,744
Year Established: 1846

About Grinnell College

Like many private liberal arts colleges in the United States, Grinnell College features outstanding academics. It is unique, however, in its students’ commitment to social justice. Activism is essential in student life at Grinnell, and many of its graduates join the Peace Corps.

The college even maintains an Office of Social Commitment, which advises Grinnell students on better to serve the common good. The OSC organizes the “Grinnell Corps,” which provides post-graduate services opportunities. It is also responsible for much of Grinnell’s merit-based financial aid, such as the Obermiller Scholarship and the Baumann Essay Prize.

Grinnell organizes into three main divisions: Humanities, Science and Social Studies. In addition to the programs that fall under these banners, the college offers a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations. These include Global Development Studies, Environmental Studies and Technology Studies, to name a few.

To apply to Grinnell, use the Common Application and Grinnell College Supplement. The college receives many applications, but the ones that stand out to admissions officers are those with excellent academic records and the engaged, hands-on attitude that will fit in with Grinnell’s socially active student body.

Grinnell College Map & Location

Grinnell College
1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112


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Getting Around Grinnell College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Grinnell, IA

Winter
Dec
32
14
Jan
29
10
Feb
34
14
Spring
Mar
46
24
Apr
60
35
May
70
46
Summer
Jun
80
57
Jul
84
61
Aug
82
59
Fall
Sep
75
49
Oct
62
37
Nov
47
26

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,744
Freshman Class 415
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,744

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Unknown and Other: 12%
Latino 9%
African American 6%
Caucasian 67%
Asian 7%
Unknown and Other 12%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 11%
Domestic 89%

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Grinnell College

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