Peer Schools

The colleges listed below constitute Grinnell's official peer group. This list is used whenever comparative data are needed for internal purposes. These particular colleges were selected because they are similar to Grinnell in size and academic quality, and they represent various regions of the country. In general, preference was given to colleges located in small towns



Amherst College
Amherst, MA

Pomona College
Claremont, CA

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME

Reed College
Portland, OR

Carleton College
Northfield, MN

Smith College 
Northampton, MA 

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

St. Olaf College 
Northfield, MN 

Davidson College
Davidson, NC

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 
Williams College
Williamstown, MA