Grinnell College

Grinnell College

Grinnell College

School Overview

College Profile
• Private, 4-year, liberal arts & sciences
• Coed and residential
• Located in Grinnell, Iowa (population 9,100)
• Founded in 1846
• Bachelor of Arts in 27 major fields
• Individualized curricular planning and advising
• No core requirements beyond First-Year Tutorial
• Independent majors are possible
• Strong commitment to social responsibility
• Consistently ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges
Grinnell, by the Numbers
• About 1,600 students
• 9:1 student/faculty ratio
• Over 500 course offerings every semester
• Most classes have fewer than 20 students
• 27 majors, 12 concentrations
• 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad
• Burling Library contains 1 million books and documents
• 7th nationally in the percentage of Ph.D.s per graduate
• 500+ free events, lectures, performances, and symposia each year
• 150+ student groups, 0 fraternities and sororities
• 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports
• 10 distinct ecosystems populate CERA, with 113 bird species recorded
• $1.8 billion endowment supporting academic programs and student life
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Contact Information

Grinnell College
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

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