Grinnell College Overview

Student population

Address1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA
School Websitewww.grinnell.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Remote

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
Level of StudyUndergraduate

Grinnell College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Grinnell, Iowa that offers undergraduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is bachelor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 7,349 students applied to Grinnell College. Of those students, 1,792 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Grinnell College was $51,924, in addition to fees of $468. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Grinnell College.

Grinnell College has a 84% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Grinnell College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPARecommended
Applicants admitted

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The Grinnell College acceptance rate is 24%. To put this into perspective, 1,792 of the 7,349 students who applied to Grinnell College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Grinnell College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Grinnell College had an SAT score between the range of 1,370 and 1,530. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Grinnell College was between 30 and 34 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Grinnell College as part of their application.

Grinnell College Cost

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Grinnell College, the tuition for in-state residents is $51,924. Combined with fees of $468, room and board costs of $12,810, other expenses of $2,200 and the $900 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $52,392 in tuition.

Students at Grinnell College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Grinnell College was $5,431 last year, with 17% of students being awarded federal aid.

Grinnell College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio9:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Grinnell College.

Grinnell College has a good gender split, with 54% of undergraduates being female and 46% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 73% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 8% of students come from in-state and 19% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Grinnell College is 9:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Grinnell College Popular Majors and Programs

SOCIAL SCIENCES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

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