1,712
Students
Financial aid thermometer
47,561
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
28
28%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Related Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,850
Applied
1,689
Accepted
1,712
Enrolled
29%
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Female Admissions

3,077
Females Applied
968
Females Accepted
31%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,773
Males Applied
721
Males Accepted
26%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
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
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 20th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 640 740
SAT Math 670 770
ACT Composite 30 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

51,924
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Fees

468
Full-time student fees
12,810
Room & board
6,050
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

47,561
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,058
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
37,362
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,129
Avg. Loan Aid
18,444
Avg. Grant Aid
41,344
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

1,712
Total undergrad students
19%
International Students
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.95%
Black or African American 5.84%
White or Caucasian 50.82%
Asian 7.54%
Two or more races 4.38%
Other 5.43%

Gender

Male (46.85%)
Female (53.15%)

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
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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
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

209
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 177
Part-time - 32
Male - 114
Female - 95