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Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

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Overview

Grinnell College is a 4-year institution located in Grinnell, IA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1103 Park Street
Grinnell, IA  50112
United States
Contact Ms. Sarah Fischer
Director of Admission
Email: askgrin@grinnell.edu
Phone: 641-269-3600
Fax: 641-269-4800

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,997
Applied
1,076
Accepted
1,759
Enrolled
11%
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Female Admissions

5,093
Females Applied
606
Females Accepted
12%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,757
Males Applied
449
Males Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen January 15th January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 730 680 750
SAT Math 750 700 780
ACT Composite 33 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

64,342
Private
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Fees

520
Full-time student fees
15,878
Room & board
7,500
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

58,774
Avg. Financial Aid Package
59,842
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
51,496
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
19,690
Avg. Grant Aid
56,274
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,759
Total Undergrad students
19%
International Students
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.31%
Black or African American 4.39%
White or Caucasian 52.6%
Asian 7.55%
Two or more races 4.8%
Other 2.81%

Gender

Male (47.47%)
Female (52.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 88%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Titular Head Student Film Festival, Mary B. James and Grinnell Relays

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Concerned Black Students, International Student Organization, Student Organization of Latinas/Latinos, Campus Democrats and Ultimate Frisbee

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Indoor Track Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Indoor Track Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

615
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 457
Part-time - 158
Male - 310
Female - 305
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