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Grinnell College Students are

  • Unconventional
  • Witty
  • Questioning
  • Spirited
  • Complex

About Grinnell College

Grinnell College, a private liberal arts college in Iowa founded in 1846, provides individually advised learning for intellectually engaged students to produce graduates who are prepared to navigate the world’s complexities and responsibly contribute to the common good.

Grinnell meets 100% of its students’ financial need with a no-loan financial aid policy and is consistently ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. Its nearly $3 billion endowment supports students’ individual academic and co-curricular pursuits. Grinnell offers a personalized, experiential, and mentored education to prepare for a life and career. It is home to students from 50 states and 40+ countries and has 20 NCAA Division III sports teams, 150+ student groups, and 500+ free events annually.

Total Student Population Approximately 1,700

Diversity at Grinnell College

  • 24% Students of Color
  • 19% International Students

Some Areas of Study at Grinnell College

One of the key tenets of a Grinnell education is global understanding. We believe that in order to navigate the complexities of the world, you must first open yourself up to what's around you. Grinnellians are eager to develop their knowledge of the world and seek out experiences beyond their immediate reach. We welcome students who seek out these opportunities prior to enrolling at Grinnell and appreciate the maturity, global understanding, and groundedness provided by this expanded worldview.

Sarah Fischer, Director of Admission

Programs & Organizations

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