Grinnell is a highly rated private college located in Grinnell, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,662 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Grinnell acceptance rate is 24%. Popular majors include Economics, Computer Science, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 84% of students, Grinnell alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,800.
Grinnell College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
Grinnell College Reviews
If you're ready to put aside four years of your life attending amazing classes, learning from some of the best professors in their fields, and meeting brilliant students from everywhere around the country and world in a god forsaken, cold and depressing small mid-western town, you've come to the right place!
Grinnell is great! There's a very collaborative attitude among the students. The academics are top quality and there are outstanding resources and opportunities. If you're thinking about Grinnell, visit! People here are kind, helpful, and happy, even with the pressure that comes with challenging academics.
I just finished my first semester, and I can confidently say that at Grinnell, the opportunities are endless, and the campus culture is positive and collaborative and justice-oriented. Professors are at the top of their fields, and student dorms/dining is great (Norris needs improvement). There's a very diverse and incredibly talented student population to inspire you and most of the courses are very well-taught.