Grinnell College

Grinnell College is a private four-year undergraduate college that offers a liberal arts education. It's been recognized for offering one of the most rigorous and challenging academic curriculums of any liberal arts college in the nation and for its focus on social responsibility. It was established in 1846 and is located, as its name suggests, in Grinnell, Iowa.

Grinnell is one of just a few liberal arts colleges that have an "open" curriculum policy. Students are allowed, even encouraged, to develop their own major curriculum. As such, students are able take any courses they desire as they work toward the completion of their bachelor's degree. Students work with a guidance couselor within their major department to select classes that are in line with their major and career aspirations. The only general education requirement for graduation at Grinnell is the First-Year Tutorial and a critical analysis/writing skills class.

In comparison with other undergraduate liberal arts colleges, Grinnell offers a gracious amount of need-based and merit-based financial aid and assistance. Approximately 90% of Grinnell students receive some sort of financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants or student loans. Nearly a quarter of Grinnell students receive federal Pell Grants. On average, students receiving financial aid receive over $25,000 to cover college expenses.

General Information

Phone Number: (641) 269-4000
Address: 1121 Park Street, Grinnell, Iowa 50112-1690
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,600+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's
In-State Tuition $ 36,033
Out-of-State Tuition $ 36,048
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government

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