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SAT scores needed to get into Grinnell College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1455

The average composite SAT score for admitted Grinnell College freshman is 1455 out of 1600. Grinnell students have the 54th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1455 is in the 98th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1380 to 1530

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1380 to 1530. The 75th percentile score is 1530 while the 25th percentile score is 1380.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Grinnell but we estimate it to be around a 1300 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 740

The average score for Grinnell students on the math portion of the SAT is 740 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 700 and the 75th percentile score 780.

Average SAT Reading Score 715

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 680 to 750 and the average score for Grinnell College students is 715.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

28 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Grinnell College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Grinnell College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 10.8%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.89.

Can I get into Grinnell with a 1530 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1530 or higher is very competitive at Grinnell and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 19% or higher.

Can I get into Grinnell with a 1460 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1460 to 1520 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 11% to 18%.

Can I get into Grinnell with a 1380 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1380 to 1450 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 6% to 11% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Grinnell with a 1300 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1300 to 1370 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 6% chance of admission to Grinnell. SAT scores below 1300 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class
Admission chances to Grinnell College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 30%
1590 28%
1580 26%
1570 25%
1560 23%
1550 22%
1540 20%
1530 19%
1520 18%
1510 17%
1500 15%
1490 14%
1480 13%
1470 12%
1460 11%
1450 11%
1440 10%
1430 9%
1420 8%
1410 8%
1400 7%
1390 7%
1380 6%
1370 6%
1360 5%
1350 5%
1340 4%
1330 4%
1320 4%
1310 3%
1300 3%
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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.