Grinnell University, in Grinnell, Iowa, is a private liberal arts university founded in 1846. The college is known for its academic rigor, creative pedagogy and its contribution to social justice.
Grinnell College has the sixth-highest endowment-to-student ratio among the colleges in the USA offering liberal arts and science programs. This allows admissions for the blinds and substantial academic merit scholarships to boost socioeconomic diversity. Students receive funding for summer internships and professional development (including international conferences and professional attire) unpaid or underpaid.
Nearly 20% of Grinnellians who are enrolled come from over 45 countries around the world. There are 14 Rhodes Scholars, 119 Fulbright Scholars (since 2005), 79 Watson Fellows, 13 Goldwater Scholars and one Nobel laureate among Grinnell's alumni.
More than half of the Grinnell College graduates go to some of the great graduate schools such as Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, etc. According to reports, 25% of the class of 2017 went into government or public service work joining companies such as Google, Microsoft, Teach for America, Wetland Habitat Restoration, Schiff Hardin LLP, etc.
|Year of Establishment||1846|
|International Student %||20%|
|Endowment||1.992 billion USD|
Grinnell College offers only undergraduate programs in 42+ areas of study. Students can tailor-make a curriculum for their future and if stuck somewhere they always have a mentor to guide them through the process.
Popular majors at Grinnell College include psychology, chemistry, biology, linguistics, theatre, economics, applied science, technology, French, Spanish, Russian, political science, policy studies, Neuroscience, peace and conflict studies and many more.
Grinnell College is situated about halfway between Des Moines and Iowa City in the town of Grinnell, Iowa. The main campus is guarded by 6th Avenue on the south while the north is 10th Avenue, East Street is on the east and Park Street is on the west.
The 120-acre campus has around 63 buildings like Gothic Collegiate. Goodnow Hall and Mears Cottage, which are also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The North Grinnell Historic District, which consists of more than 200 National Register of Historic Places.
There is an environmental research area known as the Conard Environmental Research Area which covers an area of 365-acre. Other places of interest include Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center and the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The athletic center, as well as the center of Arts, was built by world-famous architect César Pelli.
The college offers residency features that are divided into three areas i.e. North Campus, East Campus, and South Campus. The dormitories of the north and south campus are influenced by the Oxford and Cambridge residential colleges. The four dormitories on the East Campus were created by William Rawn Associates.
The North Campus has a co-ed residential facility while the South Campus comprises all-female residence halls. The East Campus includes the four newest residence halls of Grinnell College.
Where to Apply: For admissions at Grinnell College, students can complete the Common Application.
Application Fee: Grinnell College does not charge any application fee.
|Early Decision I||November 15|
|Early Decision II||January 1|
|Regular Decision||January 15|
Students may opt for a Preliminary Application. This is an optional part that allows the student to receive more information about happenings like timelines, scholarships, events, etc.
The estimated cost of attendance for a student enrolled at Grinnell College is tabulated below:
|Expenses||Fee (in USD)|
|Health Insurance (Mandatory)||1,774|
Around 86% of the students enrolled at Grinnell College receive some kind of financial aid to finance their education at the college. Students can apply for various scholarships, grants, education loans and student employment options to finance their studies.
Grinnell College offers a number of scholarships to students with satisfactory academic performance and also those who are in need of financial support. Average grant/scholarship award of $46,609 is given to 65 percent of Grinnell graduates.
Grinnell College also has a rich set of alumni. Some big names include:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$53,872 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Grinnell College Enrollment||1765|
|Average Graduation Rate||86.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$53,872 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$900 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$12,400 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,200 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#80 [Out of 650]
#1300 [Out of 2000]
68.7 [Out of 100]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary