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Grinnell College

367 reviews
  1. Grinnell, IA
  2. 4 Year
#61 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Grinnell College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Midwest Conference
Address
1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

Grinnell College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1290-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$24,896/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,112/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,858/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,792/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,148/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,672Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Atypical
    14%
  • Dedicated
    43%
  • Invested
    14%
  • Liberal
    14%
  • Smart
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.12 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Great atmosphere
    17%
  • Self-Gov
    83%

After Grinnell College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

367 reviews
  • Excellent
    69
  • Very Good
    161
  • Average
    102
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    11
I believe that prospects for graduates are very strong. Everyone at Grinnell, including alumni, wants you to succeed.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I love Grinnell and my fellow Grinnellians. I cannot wait to return in the fall.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
I have loved my time at Grinnell, it bums me out that I'll be in quite a bit of debt when I graduate, but I believe that it is worth it.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago