Grinnell College

#812 / #244
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#101
Most Desirable School
Liberal arts college in Iowa, United States

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About Grinnell College

According to Wikipedia, Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa. It was founded in 1846 when a group of New England Congregationalists established the Trustees of Iowa College. Grinnell is known for its rigorous academics, innovative pedagogy, and commitment to social justice.

Grinnell College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
8,137 19% 87% 1450 32

How Much Does Grinnell College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$58,648
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $11,945
30K - 48K $14,818
48K - 75K $12,486
75K - 110K $22,085
110K+ $35,934

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Grinnell College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Grinnell College, then you can expect to earn an average of $61,000 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Grinnell College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads
1,665 1,665

Where is Grinnell College?

Grinnell College is located at 1121 Park Street, Grinnell IA 50112-1690

How Safe is Grinnell College?

Grinnell has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Grinnell College Known For?

Grinnell College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Grinnell College's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Grinnell College's Most Influential Alumni?

Grinnell College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Biology, Anthropology, and Chemistry. Here are some of Grinnell College's most famous alumni:

Robert Noyce
Robert Noyce
An American businessman and engineer.
Benjamin Barber
Benjamin Barber
A Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University.
Thomas Cech
Thomas Cech
An American chemist.
Mary Sue Coleman
Mary Sue Coleman
An American businesswoman, university president.
Paul H. Appleby
A Theorist.
Eleonore Stump
An American philosopher.
Henry Carter Adams
Henry Carter Adams
A U.S. economist and Professor of Political Economy and finance at the University of Michigan .
Roberta Smith
Roberta Smith
An American art critic.
Wallace Loh
Wallace Loh
An American academic administrator.
Sen Katayama
A Japanese journalist .
Harry Hopkins
An American politician, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce, assistant to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt .
John Bell Hatcher
John Bell Hatcher
An American paleontologist .

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