"Grinnell is an integral part of my life every day. It taught me how to manage school and extracurricular activities, since I stayed busy then and still do now with school, work, and fun. I learned to interact with people at Grinnell, and the closeness of that community made it easy for me to transition to working life, meeting with patients, and now working in groups for school again."

-Nilesh Wickramanayake '10, Clinical Research Coordinator, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colorado College
  • Connecticut College
  • Grinnell College
  • Haverford College
  • Kenyon College
  • Macalester College
  • Sarah Lawrence College

The Deans of Admission of these Eight of the Best colleges invite you and your family to a reception held in select cities in the United States every spring and fall. Each college has something distinctive to offer. As a group, they place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count among their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field. This free program includes presentations on admission, financial aid, and each of the eight colleges. There is also ample opportunity to ask questions.

Fall 2015 Tour Dates and Locations

Registration for the Fall 2015 tour is now available.
Check-in begins 30 minutes before the start of each program.
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 pm
Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Thursday, September 17
7:00 pm
New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY 10006

Saturday, September 19
1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel
199 Smith Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Sunday, September 20
4:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA 02494

Monday, September 21
7:00 pm
Stamford Marriott Hotel
243 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901