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 2017 Tour Locations

Registration is now available for our fall programs at! On-site registration and check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to the program. 

Seattle, WA
Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Seattle
712 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Portland, OR
Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 S.W. Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.
DoubleTree Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Santa Clara, CA
Saturday, September 9, 1:00 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, September 10, 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
Orange County, CA
Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612