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Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
1,493
Grinnell College overview
Location Grinnell, Iowa
Online grinnell.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Grinnell College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad

Located in Grinnell, Iowa, Grinnell College is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,137 prospective students applied, and 1,566 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 365 enrolled in the school.  1,459 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 34 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $56,188 plus fees of $492. Grinnell is ranked 42 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

9/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
9/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Grinnell is rated within the top 12% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Grinnell College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1353/1538
ACT 30/34
Estimated GPA 3.89
Applications Accepted
19.2% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$56,188
Costs for Grinnell College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$492
Room and Board $13,864
Budget for Other Expenses$2,200
Total One Year Cost$73,644

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Grinnell College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Foreign Languages 12%
Biology 11%
History 8%
Physical Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153384 IPEDS survey data for Grinnell College.

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