Profile

Grinnell, by the Numbers

  • About 1,600 students
  • 9:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Over 500 course offerings every semester
  • Most classes have fewer than 20 students
  • 26 majors, 11 concentrations
  • 3,000 internship opportunities in the United States and abroad
  • Burling Library contains 1 million books and documents
  • 500+ free events each year
  • 200+ student organizations
  • One-third of students engage in varsity athletics

 

College Profile

  • Private, 4-year, liberal arts & sciences
  • Coed and residential
  • Located in Grinnell, Iowa (population 9,100)
  • Founded in 1846
  • Bachelor of Arts in 26 major fields
  • Individualized curricular planning and advising
  • No core requirements beyond First-Year Tutorial
  • Independent majors are possible
  • Strong commitment to social responsibility
  • Consistently ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges

Student Profile

  • About 1,600 students
  • 13 percent international, 22 percent U.S. students of color
  • 69 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class
  • 93 percent graduated in the top 25percent of their high school class
  • SAT 1310–1480 (mid-50 percent score range, critical reading and mathematics only)
  • ACT 29–33 (mid-50 percent score range)
  • More than half of students study off campus during academic career
  • 52 percent of students complete at least one independent study course
  • Two-thirds of students participate in community service projects
  • One-third of students engage in varsity athletics

 

Graduate schools attended by Class of 2012 include:

  • Dartmouth College
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London School of Economics
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University in St. Louis

 

Recent employers for class of 2012 include:

  • Application Developers Alliance (Washington, DC)
  • Bitmethod (Des Moines, IA)
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC)
  • Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO)
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  • Morningstar, Inc. (Chicago, IL)*
  • Nickelodeon (New York, NY)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)*
  • One America (Seattle, WA)
  • TrialPay, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA)