Grinnell is about opportunity and choice, freedom and responsibility. Our individually advised curriculum lets you choose your own unique set of courses with help from your faculty adviser, whom you’ll come to know well during First-Year Tutorial -Grinnell’s only required course outside the requirements to complete a major. With 26 majors and 11 interdisciplinary concentrations, and countless off-campus research and study options, you’ll discover the world at Grinnell, in your own way, And you’ll build the future that’s best for you.


“Know thyself,” the ancient Greeks advised. At Grinnell, discovering your strengths, your passions, and your future begins with expert guidance. You’ll take the lead when you’re ready—but we’ll always have your back.


During your time at Grinnell, expect everything to increase: your knowledge, your curiosity, your world view, the way you perceive connections among disciplines, and your confidence in your ability to make a difference.


Grinnell has a long and proud history of social responsibility, and that tradition continues today. About 60 percent of our students are involved in service projects—from here in Grinnell to communities around the globe.



College enters digital partnership with Harvard Business School; Grinnell students offered additional financial aid for online courses.

Faulconer Gallery exhibition “Against Reason: Anti/Enlightenment Prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya,” explores the darker side of the Enlightenment, opens Friday, April 3.

ARH in the fall
In the tutorial every entering student explores a topic of interest in a small group, discussion-intensive setting.
Student volunteers in class
Mentored Advanced Projects provide a chance to work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or creative production.
ARH in the fall
The Expanding Knowledge Initiative (EKI) enhances interdisciplinary learning.