"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.

Spring 2016 Tour Locations

Register now for one of our upcoming events!

Sunday, May 15 at 3:30 p.m.
Marriott Schaumburg
50 North Martingale Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Monday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Suites MSP/MOA
3 Appletree Square
(I-494 34th Ave. Exit 1)
Bloomington, MN 55425

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Camelback Inn
5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Thursday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108