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ACCEPTANCE RATE

23.08%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

86%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

9:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$35,750

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Grinnell College (Grinnell)

1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA

Grinnell College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Grinnell, Iowa, which is a predominantly rural area. Grinnell College has an annual student enrollment of around 1,700.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Grinnell College offers:

  • History
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Most common test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 28 - 32 for the ACT exam, or 1210 - 1430 for the SAT exam. This school accepts approximately 40% of students applying. Of those applicants accepted, around 34% of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at grinnell.edu.

Tuition is approximately $44,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $4,800. Grinnell College may offer financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Grinnell College Pioneers participate in a number of athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Sports available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the school's http://www.grinnell.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Grinnell accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Grinnell College has a total student population of about 1,700. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $54,000-$65,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $1,900 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid86%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships85%$35,006
Receiving Student Loans50%$5,229
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Grinnell College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Intercollegiate Athletics

Grinnell College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Midwest Conference)
  • Basketball (Midwest Conference)
  • Football (Midwest Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Get more information about the programs offered by Grinnell College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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