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Grinnell College, founded in 1846, is a private, liberal arts college. It may at first appear indistinguishable from other acclaimed liberal arts colleges, but like the students it attracts, Grinnell is marked by an unusual blend of academic rigor, individualism, innovation, informality and social justice. Free from core requirements, students design their academic programs in engaged consultation with faculty advisors. Grinnellians feel empowered in and out of the classroom. Furthermore, residential life is largely self-governed. Student opinions are not only heard, but valued. Students from 50 states and 47 countries make Grinnell a cosmopolitan haven in America's heartland. Its 95-acre campus is located in Grinnell, 55 miles east of Des Moines.

Website: www.grinnell.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,712
Undergraduate
Students
(53.2%) 910 Women
(46.8%) 802 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
29% of 5,850 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,546
Tuition and Fees
$54,354
Room and Board
$13,292
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$50,145
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,694
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
177
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Grinnell Population
9,049
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Des Moines,IA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.3% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students
19.0% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
24%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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