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
  • 27 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
  • 13 percent international, 22 percent U.S. students of color
  • 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

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 27 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

Incoming Class Profile

  • 81 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class
  • 96 percent graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class
  • SAT 1300–1510 (mid-50 percent score range, critical reading and mathematics only)
  • ACT 30–33 (mid-50 percent score range)

Graduate Schools Attended by Class of 2014:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • Iowa State University
  • London School of Economics
  • Northwestern Univ.
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • Univ. of Minnesota
  • Univ. of Rhode Island
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wisconsin

Recent Employers for Class of 2014:

  • Accenture (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Alliance Bernstein (New York, NY)
  • Alliance Data Retail Services (Columbus, OH)
  • Amazon.com (Seattle, WA)
  • Cambridge Associates (Washington, DC)
  • Dershowitz Group (Washington, DC)
  • Dice (Des Moines, IA)
  • Edelman (New York, NY)
  • Epic Systems (Verona, WI)
  • Ernst & Young (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • French Government (Grenoble, France)
  • Future Works Consulting (Delhi, India)
  • Gilt.com (New York, NY)
  • Hanover Research (Washington, DC)
  • Human Society & Forest Service (Juneau, AK)
  • Iowa Dept. of Public Health (Des Moines, IA)
  • JPMorgan (London, England)
  • MasterCard (New York, NY)
  • Meetup (New York, NY)
  • Morningstar (Chicago, IL)
  • National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
  • New Sector Alliance (Chicago, IL)
  • Nike (Waipahu, HI)
  • Obsidian Analysis (Washington, DC)
  • Paraclete Academy (Boston, MA)
  • Yahoo! (Sunnyvale, CA)