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Grinnell College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,712 Students

29% Admitted

  • 1,712 full time
  • 50 part time
  • 769 men full time
  • 893 women full time
  • 5,850 applied
  • 1,669 admitted
  • 447 enrolled

1,712 Undergraduates

$50,014 Tuition/Year

  • 52 Non-Degree
  • $50,014 in state
  • $700 fees
  • $12,810 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Pioneers
School Colors: Scarlet and black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Yazan from Chicago, IL
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  • Grinnell college is bubble where you can suspend yourself into pure learning, not just from classes, but from peers and situations. The students and staff are supporting and understanding, and…

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  • Jenny from Long Beach, CA
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  • At Grinnell College, you learn how to think for the very first time in your life. At Grinnell College, you meet people who are amazing, strange, amazingly strange, and strangely…

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  • DJB from Grinnell, IA
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  • Grinnell is a world class small liberal arts college; a hidden gem. Here at Grinnell, we value our fellow student, and seek to gain the knowledge to make a change for…

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  • from Grinnell, IA
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  • A very progressive college. Open and accepting to various types of people. A vibrant college when it comes to eccentricity.…

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Mission Statement

When Grinnell College framed its charter in the Iowa Territory of the United States in 1846, it set forth a mission to educate its students "for the different professions and for the honorable discharge of the duties of life." The College pursues that mission by providing an education in the liberal arts through free inquiry and the open exchange of ideas. As a teaching and learning community, the College holds that knowledge is a good to be pursued both for its own sake and for the intellectual, moral, and physical well-being of individuals and of society at large. The College exists to provide a lively academic community of students and teachers of high scholarly qualifications from diverse social and cultural circumstances. The College aims to graduate individuals who can think clearly, who can speak and write persuasively and even eloquently, who can evaluate critically both their own and others' ideas,

Grinnell College
  • Located in Grinnell, IA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,712 students enrolled
  • 29% admitted
  • $50,014 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Amanda from Merrionette Park, IL
  • I am a current student here

    I really am enjoying my time at Grinnell. In the first semester of my first year, I took on 18 credits and 10.5 hours a week of campus employment. Though it is a lot of work, I have gained a great sense of self-fulfillment. Grinnell pushes you into seeing what you are capable of. For that I am really thankful. The professors, staff, and students at Grinnell are friendly and helpful, creating a small, tight-knit community. The social life is also very enjoyable, for reasons I’ll talk about below.

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  • Marlu from Sun Valley, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I definitely met a diverse group of people i now call friends. These were the people that helped me through my first year at Grinnell; though the academics were rigorous, it was the immense amount of support that Grinnell faculty and staff offered that make me confident that I can push my self to achieve what I want. I love a challenge and am happy to start my second year.

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