Grinnell College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Grinnell, Iowa, which is a predominantly rural area. Grinnell College has an annual student enrollment of around 1,700.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs Grinnell College offers:
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Most common test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 28 - 32 for the ACT exam, or 1210 - 1430 for the SAT exam. This school accepts approximately 40% of students applying. Of those applicants accepted, around 34% of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at grinnell.edu.
Tuition is approximately $44,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $4,800. Grinnell College may offer financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Grinnell College Pioneers participate in a number of athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
Students can visit the school's http://www.grinnell.edu to view additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Grinnell accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Grinnell College has a total student population of about 1,700. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 26% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $47,000-$56,000 per year
- For part-time students, charges are between $1,500-$1,700 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||91%||$30,448|
|Receiving Student Loans||55%||$4,538|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Grinnell College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
With a high graduation rate of around 86%, Grinnell College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||81%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||4%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Grinnell College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Midwest Conference)
- Basketball (Midwest Conference)
- Football (Midwest Conference)
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Grinnell College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Truman State University in Kirksville, MO (108 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in La Crosse, WI (162 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Parkside in Kenosha, WI (257 miles away)
- Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL (258 miles away)
- Indiana University - Northwest in Gary, IN (278 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
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- Review all the different Iowa liberal arts colleges
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Grinnell College for official up-to-date information.